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  • 21 Feb 2018
  • 31 Mar 2018
  • 11:59 PM
  • City of Kitchener

Job ID #: 1744

POSITION OVERVIEW: Assists with outdoor ground maintenance.


    • Maintains flower beds and hanging baskets; plants, weeds, and provides general care and maintenance of a mixed perennial, bi-annual and annual plant material
    • Waters and fertilizers plant material as required
    • Collects and removes debris/litter at various locations throughout the city (site beautification)
    • Operates grass cutting equipment (push mower), leaf blower, and gas powered line trimmer
    • Clears woodchip walking paths; collects and removes debris
    • Operates pressure washer to clean water parks
    • Performs other related duties as assigned


        • Must have a minimum equivalent to partial secondary school education.
        • Must have up to 1 month of related experience.
        • Must be reliable with a good attitude.
        • Must be willing to work in a team environment and have a willingness to accept directions.
        • Ability to work in a variety of outdoor conditions
        • Ability to perform physical labour.
        • Strong customer service skills.
        • Preference will be given to candidates holding a valid G class license
        Please note that as per Human Resources Policy #II-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":
        "The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.
        The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:
        1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.
        2. within the same Division in the case of students."

          Candidates selected for hire may be required to provide a satisfactory driver's abstract dated no earlier than 30 days prior to their hire date as a condition of employment.

          Note: Candidates may be required to successfully complete online training and assessments prior to start date as a condition of hire.

          We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance. Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code.

          We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

          Union Affiliation: Non-Union/Management               
          Job Status: Summer Student
          Posting Added Date: 12/21/2017        
          Posting Closing Date: 3/31/2018
          Posting Closing Time: 11:59pm
          Progress Status: Receiving applications
          Branch/Location Offices: Various locations                   
          Compensation Range: $14.44-$15.16 (est rate effect April 1/18)
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