Trails and Natural Areas Maintenance Worker - Parks

Township of Langley

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Trails and Natural Areas

Maintenance Worker - Parks

Temporary Full-Time
(from approx. June 17, 2019 to approx. December 24, 2019)
Competition #: 19-U066

Web Site: tol.ca

Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 128,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty.  A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a regular full-time Trails and Natural Areas Maintenance Worker to join our team of professionals in the Engineering Division, Parks Operations Department.

Reporting to the Trees, Trails, Horticulture and Natural Areas Superintendent, you will be responsible in this unionized position for inspecting and maintaining trails, park premises and facilities such as fences, bridges, stairs, railings and viewing platforms for physical conditions, vegetation encroachment and safety concerns.  You will plant shrubs, trees and ground covers in naturalized areas and provide input in decisions related to planning, organizing and administering construction, renovation and maintenance activities. This position will supervise and check the work of seasonal helpers and direct the on-site work of truck drivers and equipment operators engaged in trail resurfacing and parks maintenance operations as required. The successful candidate will operate a variety of power and hand tools, heavy machinery such as a mini-excavator, front end loader, tractor flail mower, skid steer and ride-on mower used in routine trail construction and maintenance tasks at ground level,  buck trees, and perform related parks maintenance operations.

Your education will include completion of Grade 12 supplemented by Horticulture, Forestry or Landscape Construction courses or an equivalent combination of training and experience with a minimum of two years demonstrated trails maintenance experience.  The successful candidate will have the ability to perform a variety of parks maintenance tasks, inspect trails and park facilities to identify and record hazards and take corrective action as required.  It is necessary to have considerable knowledge of the assigned park and trail areas and of the rules and regulations governing the use of the same.

This position is defined by the Township of Langley as a position of trust (Child Safety).  The successful candidate(s) will be required to have a police information check as a condition of employment (Note - Not required as part of the application process, however will be required upon consideration for employment).

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications / licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.   Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:
 
  • BC Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s license or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must upload a current Driver’s Abstract (select the 5 years’ option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date below with your application. To obtain a copy of your Driver’s Abstract, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Copies or pictures of your driver’s license will not be accepted.
  • Pesticide Applicators Certificate – Landscape General

The CUPE rate of pay is $30.23 per hour (2019 rates) plus 13% in lieu of benefits. The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit tol.ca/careers  to apply.

The closing date for this competition is by 4:30pm, May 27, 2019.

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Organization: Township of Langley
Location: Langley, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping, Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: May 13, 2019, 12:29 pm
Expires: May 27, 2019, 4:30 pm

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