City of Brampton

  • Gardener, Horticulture

    Posted Date 7 months ago(12/2/2017 6:43 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Location 1: Company
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Job Industry
    Agriculture, Horticulture and Fishery, Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description


    Designs, prepares and maintains annual beds, shrubs, turf, indoor plants and trees in the City of Brampton


    Duties include some or all of the following:

    • Performs horticultural activities, including bed preparation, planting, transplanting, watering, weeding, cultivating, pruning, fertilizing and maintenance of small trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials according to current policies and horticultural practices;
    • Diagnoses and remedies flower, shrub and turf problems;
    • Grass cutting, litter and brush control and pick up, mulching/chipping;
    • Aquacide operations;
    • Manual weed removal and deadheading;
    • Removes overgrown materials, hangers, dead branches and storm damage from trees and shrubs;
    • General park repairs;
    • Accurately maintains daily, written records for the purpose of tracking, reporting and documenting maintenance activities;
    • Delegates work assignments to students ensuring appropriate scheduling and quality control;
    • Monitors performance of students;
    • Ensures work is performed efficiently and safely in accordance with approved City maintenance standards/specifications, policies and procedures and other legislative requirements. (e.g.:  OSHA Health and Safety Act, Traffic Control, etc.);
    • Ensures safe and responsible operation of all City vehicles and equipment;
    • Ensures all tools/equipment are operated competently, safely and maintained in a good operating condition. (Including circle checks);
    • Performs routine maintenance and service including: lubricates, cleans and washes trucks, trailers and minor repairs to hand tools;
    • Represents the Corporation in a professional, courteous and respectful manner in all dealings with the public;
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Minimum Grade 12 education or acceptable equivalent in education and experience;
    • Minimum 2 years of related work experience;
    • Related post secondary education in horticulture or turf is an asset;
    • Minimum of 1 year’s previous experience in horticulture machinery and equipment used including: trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, and small hand equipment preferred;
    • Previous work experience in landscaping, horticulture, farming or related experience an asset;
    • Leadership experience an asset;
    • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence, with a clean driving record;
    • Demonstrated effective communication skills, both oral and written;
    • Strong customer service skills;
    • Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties;
    • Must be a reliable team player, able to work with and without direct supervision;
    • Able to work outside in varying weather conditions (heat, wet) and perform physical work;
    • Current Standard First Aid / CPR C / AED from an accredited organization
    • Submit a Criminal Record Check;
    • Must be available for the full 6 month contract;
    • Available to work shift and weekend work, if required;
    • Able to wear and use required personal safety equipment and clothing and supply own CSA approved (green patch) 8” work boots.


    ** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


    Job status: Contract
    Job Type:    Union


    Applications must be received by July 01, 2018


    Alternate formats will be provided upon request. 


    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by July 01, 2018, and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


    Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 


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