Current Postings

Labourer – Parks


Temporary Full -Time (6 – 9 Month Term), 40 hours per week

The City of White Rock is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to promoting and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our teams and a more vibrant community starts with you! The City is a boutique, ocean-side community of 20,000 citizens known for its sunny weather, expansive beach, historic pier, delightful restaurants, and strong sense of community.
 
Our Engineering & Operations, Parks Department seeks a number of safety-minded and responsible individuals to join our team on a Temporary Full-Time seasonal basis. The Parks labourer performs a diverse variety of maintenance tasks including sports field and turf grass maintenance, horticulture and landscape maintenance, city tree care, trail and related structures construction and maintenance, operating a variety of small equipment and driving trucks with trailers, routine equipment maintenance and irrigation system repair labour. Work assignments may also be in any of the Engineering & Operations work sections, based on operational requirements. Successful candidates will have considerable related experience in parks maintenance and knowledge of best practices used in general parks and construction work, skill in the use of landscape maintenance equipment, and the strength and stamina to perform physically demanding tasks in all weather conditions. Successful applicants must also possess the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, communicate effectively and professionally with the public, and embrace values such as integrity, respect, and a positive attitude.
 
Requirements:

  • Completion of Grade 12 plus job-related experience including operating small equipment and mowers used in parks maintenance duties;
  • The ability to carry out oral and written instruction and exercise some independent judgement;
  • Ability to operate parks maintenance equipment including string-line trimmers, backpack blowers, power mowers and hedge trimmers safely and effectively;
  • Ability to complete semi-skilled carpentry tasks is an asset;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbal and written, and demonstrate excellent listening skills;
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public in a courteous, professional and effective manner;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and amicably in a team environment with a safety first attitude;
  • Physical and mental aptitude to work on a crew and learn new skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in all conditions, including inclement weather;
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of a road licensed lawn mower;
  • Knowledge of the physical layout of White Rock considered an asset;
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license with a demonstrated safe driving record.

 
The City is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to promoting and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our teams and a more vibrant community starts with you! In return for your valued contributions, you can expect a competitive compensation package and the opportunity to work with an outstanding team. If you are a qualified applicant and you feel you can help us continuously push for excellence and are committed to working in a manner that supports a respectful, healthy, and safe environment we invite you to apply. The hourly wage of this unionized position is $29.53 to
$30.17 hourly (2021 rates) with comprehensive benefits offered. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and drivers abstract for consideration by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Apply online at
www.whiterockcity.ca/jobs
Subject Line: 2024-07