Parks Labourer - District of Sooke

District of Sooke

“Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea”

Parks Labourer

 (Auxiliary On-Call)

  A small town with a big heart – filled with smiling faces.
Sooke embraces our natural assets including local parks, trails, waterways and oceanfronts; we honour the history of the lands of the T’Sou-ke and Sc’ianew (Cheanuh) First Nations within the Coast Salish Territory.
“Where the rainforest meets the sea." Characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, Sooke’s pleasant climate is a year-round paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking, or sailing.
Our team welcomes those who share our values of accountability, compassion, leading by example, respect, and service excellence to apply for this exciting opportunity.
The District of Sooke has an auxiliary on-call employment opportunity on an as required basis with no guarantee of hours, for the position of Parks Labourer. Reporting to the Parks Operations – Lead Hand, the Parks Labourer completes manual work duties, entailing physical effort and agility, and requiring skill and ability in the application of fundamental practices in construction, inspection, and maintenance of parks, horticulture, and natural areas.
To be considered for this role, applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • A completion of Grade 12 or recognized equivalent
  • A minimum of one (1) year related experience related to general parks maintenance, including one (1) year experience in the use of tools, equipment, and machinery required to maintain and construct parks projects
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Occupational First Aid Level 1 certification
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and a current Drivers Abstract

An eligibility list will be maintained for one (1) year. Those who are on this list will be called upon, based on seniority and availability, to cover absences or to assist with upcoming projects.
This is a CUPE Local 374 position. The 2021 rate for the Parks Labourer is $27.18/hour, plus 15% in lieu of benefits. To view the full job description, please visit the career page of our website at
Please quote 2021-018 Parks Labourer in the subject of your email, and submit your detailed resume and cover letter, in PDF format, outlining your interest and experience for this opportunity to
Closing date for receipt of applications is 9:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021.
The District of Sooke thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Organization: District of Sooke
Location: Sooke, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: October 14, 2021, 10:05 am
Expires: October 25, 2021, 9:00 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Rate: $27.18 Hour

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