Parks Maintenance Worker

Competition Number: 23032

Job Title: Parks Maintenance Worker

Department: Public Works Services

Employment Type: Temporary (May to August)

Salary: $34.15 per hour + 12.4% in lieu

Posted Date: March 20, 2023, 12:00 am

Closing Date: April 2, 2023, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: April 27, 2023, 10:24 am

Posting: Closed

Status: Filled


The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of temporary "Parks Maintenance Worker” in the Parks Maintenance Division.  This is a union position subject to the terms and conditions of the current collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.

The Parks Maintenance Worker (PMW) participates in care and maintenance of the City’s Parks and Greenspaces.  Performs a variety of horticultural and general maintenance tasks.  These areas include, but are not limited to, sport fields, parks turf areas, gardens, trails and walkways, boulevards, civic property landscapes and the Courtenay Civic Cemetery. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or equivalency
  • Completion of a short course, certificate, diploma or degree in horticulture or a related discipline or Trader Certification or an equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • Pesticide Applicator License/BCWWA Cross Connection /CIT Level 1 Irrigation Technician
  • A minimum of 2 years experience with the last 5 years working directly in a horticulture focused position, such as municipal parks operations, golf course maintenance or landscape maintenance
  • Sound knowledge of horticultural maintenance principles, practices and techniques
  • Sound knowledge of native and ornamental plant material found in the coastal climate of Vancouver Island
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a variety of horticultural practices related to the care and maintenance of plant material found in this geographic region
  • some knowledge of integrated pest management and the application of pesticides
  • some knowledge in the principles of landscape design and planning
  • some knowledge in the installation, repair, and operation of irrigation systems
  • good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner
  • ability to work well as a member of a team and independently
  • ability to effectively oversee the work of others
  • ability to read landscape plans and occasionally use survey equipment
  • Basic office computer skills
  • physical ability to continuously use hand tools, lift heavy objects, work in awkward positions, and stand and walk throughout the day; frequently climb ladders and work in inclement weather

 Additional requirements after hiring

  • First Aid Emergency Level – Industry and CPR Level 1 Certification; Traffic Control training, WHMIS Certification, and other job-related safety training

 This is a full-time Temporary position.  The employment term for this position may be for up to four (4) Months with an opportunity for extensionup to two (2) additional months.  The current hourly wage rate based on a 40-hour workweek is $34.15.

If you have the qualifications please submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – PMW”.  To submit your application, click on the “Apply” button below no later than April 2, 2023.  


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