Gardener

District of Taylor
Published
March 8, 2024
Location
Taylor
Category
Job Type
Experience
Must have relevant experience
Salary Type
Hourly Rate
Salary
23.69 - 29.61
Country
Canada
Province
British Columbia

Description

This position performs several gardening services at various locations within the District of Taylor (including Peace Island Park and Lone Wolf Golf Course). The position is responsible for the care and maintenance of seasonal flower beds and pots, shrub beds, rock gardens as well as tree and hedge trimming.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a wide variety of horticultural tasks across all District of Taylor properties including,
    propagation, design and planting, plant health care and integrated pest management, pruning,
    irrigation and weed control
  • Plans and completes flower bed preparation and planting
  • Performs flower and shrub bed maintenance
  • Performs turf maintenance
  • Maintains a written inventory of plant material, provides plans where required.
  • Sets up and monitors horticultural maintenance programs for assigned areas
  • Provides supervision of related projects and support staff as required

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Level 1 First Aid would be considered an asset
  • WHMIS Certification would be considered an asset
  • Pesticide Applicators certificate would be considered an asset
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in Horticulture or other related field would be considered an asset

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products
  • Understanding of WHMIS principles
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain collaborative, effective working relationships
  • Good leadership skills with a focus on communication, transparency, decisiveness, and listening to
    and providing feedback
  • Well-established organisational and project planning skills
  • Capable of performing intense physical work for various durations
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to operate basic related equipment such as weed trimmers, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers,
    aerators and fertilizing equipment
  • Previous supervisory experience would be considered an asset

Other Requirements:

  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Valid BC Driver's License with acceptable Driver's Abstract
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Working Conditions (environmental conditions, physical demands, travel, etc.):

  • This is a seasonal position, with scheduled hours varying through the season (generally MayOctober).
    Hours can be impacted by weather conditions when it impacts ability to perform
    maintenance activities
  • Performs intense physical work including, digging, lifting, pruning, raking, sweeping, packing and
    walking
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (very hot, windy, rainy and cold)

How to Apply

With your resume, please provide a cover letter that articulates how you meet the qualifications provided in the job description.

Please ensure that your submission clearly identifies the position being applied for and address your application to:

District of Taylor

Attn: Lisa Ford, Deputy corporate Officer                  Email: recruitment@districtoftaylor.com

Box 300                                                                                  

Taylor, BC V0C 2K0                                                      Fax:      (250) 789-3543

While the District appreciates all applicants, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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