Horticultural Watering Attendant - 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.
Horticultural Watering Attendant
Temporary Full-Time Seasonal Opportunities Available
The City of Delta’s Parks Outside Operations services Delta’s three communities: Ladner, North Delta, and Tsawwassen. Exciting opportunities and challenges await those with a passion for horticulture and/or arboriculture. We are seeking reliable, self-motivated and flexible team players willing to work a variety of shifts to operate the City’s watering truck.
In this position, you will be responsible for safely operating the watering truck; watering hanging baskets and city trees. You must have the ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently without direct supervision. Your duties will vary and you will be responsible for performing manual and semi-skilled tasks and may include assisting crews in the maintenance of various landscaped and horticultural areas when essential. Good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions is necessary. Customer service is an important aspect of this work and tactful, diplomatic, and professional communication with the public is essential for success in these positions.
A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with a safe driving record is required as well as familiarity with driving pickup trucks or larger vehicles. Towing experience is an asset. In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a current Driver’s Abstract showing five years history along with their application. Applications submitted without a Driver’s Abstract will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. Please have this document ready to upload when you apply. Successful candidates will be selected based on the experience and skills related to the job. Preference may be given to those who have completed training or courses in relation to horticulture or arboriculture.
The successful candidate will be available to work a non-standard work week including early mornings (4:00am) and weekends. The work hours may be adjusted due to seasonal and operational requirements.
Interested applicants are requested to apply online atwww.delta.ca/employment, to competition number 23-54 EX by February 21, 2023. Applications will be reviewed and hiring may occur throughout the posting period.
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those under consideration will be contacted. Preferred candidates will be required to submit a Police Information Check.
Protecting the health and safety of our community and employees remains our number one priority. The City of Delta is committed to taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect the health and safety of workers from the hazard of COVID-19. The City has implemented a vaccination policy for all employees.
All new employees with the City of Delta are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment. The City of Delta will evaluate and accommodate employees who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 either through medical or human rights exemptions