City of Brampton

Parks Labourer (6-Month Contract)

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/20/2023 12:54 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1: Company
# Positions
Job Type
Job Industry
Agriculture, Horticulture and Fishery, Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Entry Level, Student
Years of Experience

Job Description

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JOB STATUS & DURATION: Temporary 6-months

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hour workweek / variable hours
LOCATION: Various 
HOURLY RATE: $30.93 per hour
POSTING DATE: March 20, 2023
CLOSING DATE: July 1, 2023




Under the direction of the Foreperson, Parks Maintenance and Operations, maintains City Parks and boulevards, inspects park conditions to ensure that parks are safe and well maintained.

  • Responsible for cutting, trimming, and grass cutting inspections.
  • Responsible for daily service, maintenance and cleaning of grass.
  • Mow, trim, fertilize, irrigate, repair damaged turf, and replace dead turf with new sod or seed, fine grading of baseball infields.
  • Occasionally check/verify work of part time staff or students on job site daily during the winter, spring, summer, and fall, as applicable. Ensure work site safety and compliance to proper and safe equipment operations and health and safety protocols.
  • Responsible for doing daily checks on equipment.
  • Refer/escalate equipment issues to Foreperson for resolution.
  • Maintain trees and shrubs to ensure dimensions are based on prescribed standards.
  • Remove overgrown material, hangers (tree limbs), and dead branches.
  • Conduct general inspections.
  • Interact with the public and respond to inquiries and complaints regarding parks.
  • Escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Communicate with citizens regarding complaints about parks issues.
  • Consult with leadhand and or Foreperson to determine the seriousness, how to correct the problem if it is possible and perform the required work.
  • Maintain sports fields. Conduct back stop repairs, and warning fence repairs, repairing and replacing pitchers rubbers and home plates.
  • Rebuild pitchers mounds to a specific grade, and grade infields and warning tracks.
  • Repair furniture (benches, bleachers, lining boxes), marking sports field lines and determine sports field playability, opening sport field gates, turning on lights and conduct sports field inspections.
  • Hand shovel and sand bridges, steps and walkways.
  • Erect, inspect, repair, replace snow fence.
  • Maintain outdoor ice rinks which includes install, repair, boards removal, and inspections.
  • Responsible for carrying out ice rink inspections and checks on Community Ice Rinks in parks.
  • May conduct inspections of snow clearing and ice control of recreational trails and parking lots.
  • Responsible for maintenance of garbage barrels, litter picking, cleaning in park land, Cemeteries and in City yards. Maintain inventories of supplies, and coordinates distribution of supplies.
  • Maintain playgrounds, parks washroom facilities, painting, bench repairs, tennis court repairs, cement work, lining box repairs and refilling, park fence repairs, water course clean up, sign repairs and installation, special events, staging pickup and
  • delivery, hand delivering fliers, installation of goal posts and foul posts, jobs involving hand tools.
  • Edge and raise and install flat cemetery markers, assist with burials and asphalt (hot and cold).
  • Prepares and maintains annual beds, shrub beds and planters, including selecting and planting flowers/shrubs, laying topsoil, applying fertilizer, and developing a program of care.
  • Prunes shrubs to maintain dimensions based on accepted standards. Inspects beds and performs required maintenance.
  • May lead part time staff in the application of practices and policies.
  • Perform Integrated Pest management activities such as: monitoring, inspections and maintenance of invasive species citywide. This includes but not limited to woodlots, trees, shrubs, watercourses, hard surfaces and turfgrass.
  • Performs additional related duties as required.




  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Over six (6) months, up to and including one (1) year experience in parks maintenance
  • A valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s license and ability to acquire City of Brampton Equipment Operators Permit
  • Must possess a good working knowledge of outdoor parks maintenance and use of required personal safety clothing/equipment
  • Able to perform required duties with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


**Preference will be given to students that have a permanent residency in Brampton. 


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


Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above by July 01, 2023 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions. Should you wish to opt out of completing the survey, please select “prefer not to answer” as a response to each question. All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable. The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.

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.

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