DISTRICT OF SAANICH
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
PARKS WORKER I
Up to 6 Casual Positions
Do you have a passion for working outdoors? The District of Saanich, the largest municipality on Vancouver Island, has a diverse parks system with over 170 parks and natural areas and over 100 kms of trails. The Parks Division is seeking multiple casual Parks Workers to perform a variety of manual tasks in the management and enhancement of park areas in any of the following sections: Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Areas, Construction and Maintenance. The Parks Worker I will perform activities such as general plant heath care, tree planting, turf management, irrigation repair, and overall park maintenance. Other tasks related to carpentry and landscape construction include the installation and structural maintenance of playgrounds, buildings, park structures, signs, drainage, trails, and other parks related infrastructure.
Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; one accredited course related to the work common to the Parks Division from a recognized post-secondary institution; six months recent previous experience in the works of a Parks Division; B.C. Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate; valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory police information check with vulnerable sector check. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Applicants must have a B.C. Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate for this position, in either the Landscape category or the Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed category.
The successful candidates will work varying shifts Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. depending on the season and operational needs.
These are C.U.P.E. Local 2011 positions with a wage of $31.68 per hour plus 15% in lieu of benefits (equivalent to $36.43 per hour). Job description and competition information can be found at www.saanich.ca. Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 quoting competition 23168 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.
The District of Saanich is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2023. As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence accessibilityHR@saanich.ca. We thank all applicants for applying.
Parks Worker I
1 to less than 7 months
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year
May 17, 2023, 3:19 pm
May 30, 2023, 11:00 pm
District of Saanich