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Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018 

Job Number: T- 18- 23 

Job Type: Full time Permanent, Up to 1 Year, Union 

Closing Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018

The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us. 

Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life. 

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

The Roads, Parks and Fleet Department is comprised of five Branches; Administration, Traffic and Parking, Parks and Forestry, Roads and Rail; and Fleet Services. Key responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the City’s public works infrastructure and systems including roadways; rail, storm drainage systems; waste water collection; winter control; parks and green spaces; signals and streetlights; parking operations; transportation planning and the corporation’s fleet of vehicles and equipment. 

Under the general guidance and direction of the Horticulture Foreperson, the Gardener position is responsible for the maintenance of all the annual and perennial plants in the City of Barrie. Specifically, this position performs and oversees staff in the planting, pruning, cultivating, watering and fertilizing of flower beds located in the City’s parks, downtown areas, reverse lot frontages and right of ways. Additionally, this position performs greenhouse maintenance duties in accordance with seasonal requirements. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the upkeep of the City’s parks and other outdoor areas by carrying out horticultural activities and maintaining the City’s gardens. 

Corporate Culture

  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community
Education (degree/diploma/certifications) 
  • Two (2) year College Diploma in Horticulture or related discipline 
  • Landscape Exterminator Licence from the Ontario Ministry of Environment Greenhouse/Interior Plant Exterminator Licence from the Ontario Ministry of Environment 
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing
  • Two (2) years of horticultural experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities 
  •  General knowledge of greenhouse operations including propagation and growing techniques 
  • Working knowledge of parks and horticulture and irrigation operating systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a physically demanding environment, including the ability to lift up to 25 kg 

Location: Operations Centre, 165 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie 
Hours:  Normal hours of work are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with overtime required occasionally. 
Wage: This is a Level-5 position in the CUPE Local 2380 bargaining unit with a 2017 pay range of $58,052.80 per year to $69,534.40 per year ($27.91/hr to $33.43/hr). 

Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # T-18-23 Gardener (Temp) in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email hire.me@barrie.ca by Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps

  • Position Equivalency Code: C 
Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process. 

The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. 

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection. 

Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing hire.me@barrie.ca

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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