Tsawwassen First Nation


(Full time) 

The Tsawwassen First Nation Lands Department is adding an enthusiastic, hard working Gardener to their Public Works team. The Gardener will be under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor  and will be responsible for performing gardening horticulture in public areas across Tsawwassen First Nation in the Tsawwassen area.
Essential Functions:
  • Performs horticultural activities such as planting and maintenance of plant material, trees, shrubs, turf areas, street landscaping walkways and public buildings
  • Ensures irrigation systems are functioning and watering schedules are set appropriately. 
  • May be responsible for or participates in the preparation of reports including hazardous tree evaluations, cost estimates and budget preparation, and landscape inspection
  • Assists in ordering plants, materials and equipment
  • Designs horticultural displays and participates in the design process of parks
  • Operate related equipment
  • Ensures personal and co-worker safety by closely following policies, procedures and safety regulations
  • Works with Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Engineering and other TFN departments as well as external contractors
  • Assists crew members in performing their duties
  • Responds to inquiries from the public
  • Performs other duties as required
Working Conditions:
  • Heavy manual outdoor work in all types of weather conditions and limited office work
Qualifications or Experience:
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with crew members and others
  • Deals tactfully and courteously with the public and staff
  • Strong organization skills
  • Accurate mathematical and budgeting skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of blueprints, sketches and other specifications
  • Works independently as well as in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of applicable computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of techniques, materials and equipment used in gardening work
  • Knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, regulations and by-laws
  • Physical capabilities necessary to carry out the duties of the position
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Horticulturist Trades Qualification with apprenticeship program training or graduation from a recognized Horticulture institution.
  • Previous horticultural experience and training as a gardener
  • Valid Pesticide Applicator's License (Landscape category) or a willingness to complete required training and certifications
  • Level 1 First Aid (or a willingness to complete it)
  • Valid BC Driver's License
  • Willingness to complete a criminal record cheque

Please e-mail to resume, cover letter and salary expectations to
Or drop off/send to:
Human Resources
1926 Tsawwassen Drive
Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G2
Fax: 604-948-5249
Competitive pay commensurate with qualifications with excellent benefits including enrolment in the BC Municipal Pension Plan
Hours of work:
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30 pm
Please Note:
Only short–listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, however, we wish to thank all interested applicants.
Pursuant to the Tsawwassen First Nation Government Employees Act, first priority in hiring among qualified applicants will be given to Tsawwassen Members, second priority to spouses (as defined in s. 3 (1) of the BC Family Law Act) of Tsawwassen Members, and third priority to members of other First Nations. If you fall within one of these categories and you wish to have this voluntary information considered as part of your application, please indicate the applicable category in your cover letter.

 We wish to thank all interested applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Posting is open until filled.
Administration Office: 1926 Tsawwassen Drive, Tsawwassen, British Columbia V4M 4G2
Tel: (604) 943-2112     Fax: (604) 943-9226     Website:

Organization: Tsawwassen First Nation
Location: Delta, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: August 21, 2018, 2:03 pm
Expires: September 21, 2018, 4:30 pm

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