Parks, Trails, Horticulture Technician

Village of Harrison Hot Springs

Village of Harrison Hot Springs

Parks, Trails, Horticulture Technician

Permanent Full-Time
External Posting


The Village of Harrison Hot Springs is seeking a full-time permanent Parks, Trails and Horticulture Technician with the Public Works Department.

Under the direct supervision of the Public Works Foreman, the incumbent in this position shall be responsible for all Horticultural work performed in the Public Works Department. The incumbent shall be responsible for ensuring the efficient maintenance, planting and care of Municipal Parks, Trails and Horticulture. The incumbent will be able to work independently with minimal supervision and be able to direct staff who are assigned to assist the incumbent with their duties. The incumbent shall be knowledgeable in budgetary requirements and able to perform related administrative duties.

Required Qualifications
NATURE, SCOPE, AND SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Can, direct and work with employees assigned to assist the incumbent in all phases of work including landscaping, planting, grading, tree cutting and trimming, grass and lawn mowing, weeding
  • Under the direction of the Public Works Foreman, plans and schedules projects and ensures that they are completed in an efficient, effective and economical manner
  • Responsible for ensuring all work is done safely and complies with WorkSafeBC regulations and Village Occupational Health and Safety guidelines in their area
  • Performs administrative duties such as issuing work orders, ensuring inventory levels and maintaining other related records
  • Must be able to work closely and collaboratively with the Public Works Foreman when consulting and making recommendations to, the Public Works Foreman, for work in their area.
  • Performs regular inspections and maintenance of playground equipment
  • Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICIATIONS
  • Minimum Grade 12 education
  • Supplemented by a Certificate or diploma in Horticulture
  • Certificate for Canadian Playground Equipment Inspection
  • Certified in the application of herbicides and pesticides
  • Tree risk assessment training
  • WHIMIS training
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in Horticulture, Landscaping and Parks maintenance

A full job description is available at the Village Office.

Wage Rate:
Current wage rate is $30.92 (2019)

Work Terms and Hours of Work:
Hours of work will consist of 37.5 hours per week with occasional overtime and flexible hours, as required. Shifts will be any 5 of 7 and may include weekends.

Please submit covering letter, resume and copies of all current certifications by 4:00 p.m. Friday November 22nd, 2019 to:

Tracey Jones, Financial Officer & Human Resources
Village of Harrison Hot Springs
PO Box 160, 495 Hot Springs Road
Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0
or by e-mail to tjones@harrisonhotsprings.ca

Organization: Village of Harrison Hot Springs
Location: Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: November 5, 2019, 9:16 am
Expires: November 22, 2019, 4:00 pm

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