Labourers – Horticulture Job at City of New Westminister in New Westminster, BC
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation STATUS: Auxiliary
CUPE, Local 387
HOURS OF WORK:
$28.24 per hour
plus 12% in lieu of all benefits
The Parks and Recreation Department has an immediate opportunity for skilled, self-motivated
individuals who have a passion for horticulture and arboriculture. As a labourer, your duties will
include planting and maintaining perennials and annuals; cutting and maintaining lawns and
grounds; assisting the Arboriculture team in planting, cultivating, pruning shrubs, trees and
removing trees; assisting in the construction, renovation and maintenance of various
landscaped and horticultural areas, and watering duties with a large water truck, including
watering hanging baskets and City trees; and assisting crews in the maintenance of various
landscaped and horticultural areas when required.
Completion of Grade 12 (or equivalent), supplemented by related experience in
The completion of a diploma in horticulture would be an asset.
Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in the work.
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the work.
Ability to follow the safety precautions required in the work.
Ability to effectively perform tasks with minimal supervision.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with crew members and
other City departments.
Ability to demonstrate and provide exceptional customer service skills.
Ability to perform manual/physical labour and to work in all weather conditions.
Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract.
The successful candidate must be able to pass and maintain a clear Police Information
Available to work a flexible work schedule as required.
- Up 40 hours per week, including days, weekends and statutory holidays. Work terms may be up to 10
months in length however, may be adjusted based on seasonal requirements and operational need.
Apply by sending your resume quoting competition #21-06, by January 29, 2021 to the Human
Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9,
Fax: 604-527-4619 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Company: City of New Westminister
Company Location: New Westminster, BC