Competition No.: 2018-ECO
Duration: Auxiliary / On Call / Seasonal
Salary: $29.35/hour plus 12% in lieu of benefits
Last Updated: 8/9/18 4:18 PM
The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!
This is semi-skilled horticultural work in an auxiliary basis in the planting of eco-sculptures. The Eco-Sculpture Assistant performs a variety of horticultural tasks, provides information and instruction to the public, makes presentations and may direct the work of a small crew of labourers. Performs a variety of horticultural tasks such as plant selection, fertilizing, watering, pruning and planting of eco-sculptures. Operates a one-ton truck and trailer unit used to transport eco-sculptures, materials, equipment, tools and crew. Provides information and instruction to the public on construction, planting and maintenance of eco-sculptures; prepares and makes presentations to various community groups. Prepares and maintains related planting plans, reports, records and statistics. Performs related work as required.
Qualifications include up to high school graduation supplemented by courses related to the work plus sound related experience or a combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and equipment used in horticulture operations. Sound knowledge of the names and varieties of plants used for eco-sculptures. Ability to carry out oral and written instructions; to complete and maintain a variety of planting plans, reports and records related to the work; and to provide information and instruction to the public and to make presentations. Skill in the handling and maintenance of plant stock and in the use and care of horticultural equipment and tools. Class 5 Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia is required. Possession of a valid Pesticide Applicator Certificate and experience with horticultural and floral design are assets.
The work for this on-call auxiliary position may include weekend hours for community events or watering-related activities. There is no guarantee on hours for this position as they are based upon operational requirements.
Please apply online by Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.
Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.
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