Labourer 2: Invasive Plant Management Team

City of Delta

One of the sunniest regions in BC's Lower Mainland, Delta embraces three unique communities - Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen.  The City of Delta is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team and share in our commitment to lead the way in public service excellence.

Labourer 2: Invasive Plant Management Team

Status: Temporary Full-time
Location: Conducting fieldwork throughout the agricultural areas of Delta
Term:  Approximately May 6, 2019 – August 23, 2019 
Number of positions: 3     
Hours of work: 7:00am-3:30pm  

Nature and Scope of Work:
Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for the identification and removal of invasive agricultural weeds by use of weed whips and/or gas-powered weed-eaters. A portion of your time (3-4 weeks) will be spent removing other invasive plants in Boundary Bay and other natural areas, completing riparian restoration works and inventorying invasive species using a handheld GPS. Other duties as assigned.  

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  
You must enjoy working outdoors performing regular, repetitive physical activity in all weather conditions.  Required skills include the following:

  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and/or knowledge of invasive species management
  • Native and invasive plant identification skills
  • Ability to read maps, collect and record data
  • Knowledge and use of handheld GPS units
  • Experience maintaining and using small hand tools such as weed-eaters
  • An understanding of Delta’s geography and natural features
  • Ability to maintain records on daily activities and on other required duties

Desirable Training and Experience:

  • Preference given to applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate or diploma program with a focus on natural resources/environmental studies
  • First Aid Level 1 would be an asset

Required Licences, Certificates and Registrations:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License for Province of British Columbia

The City of Delta provides a competitive salary of $28.25 per hour + 6% in lieu of benefits. Interested applicants are requested to apply on-line at by March 10, 2019, quoting competition number #19-50EX.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those under consideration will be contacted. Preferred candidates will be required to complete a criminal records check.

City of Delta
Attention: Human Resources
4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2

Organization: City of Delta
Location: Delta, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Environmental Services
Posted: February 6, 2019, 2:27 pm
Expires: March 10, 2019, 4:30 pm

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