Current Postings

Labourer 2 Parks


Auxiliary (Part time only)
July 1st to August 31st

 
About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
 
About You / What We Are Looking For
We are currently recruiting for individuals with flexible schedules who are self-motivated, responsible and team players to work for in the Parks division for seasonal assignments. Our 2024 auxiliary or part time Labourer 2’s must enjoy working outdoors, performing regular physical activity that is often repetitive in nature in all types of weather. You must further have the physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy labour intensive manual work. If you are looking to perform a variety of construction and maintenance tasks, while also having an opportunity to utilize your skills in operating power and hand tools, we look forward to your application!
 
These positions will work in a variety of Parks Operations sections including our Sport Services, Urban Forestry, Infrastructure, Landscape and Park Spark teams. Examples of duties include:
 
Horticulture/Turf Care Labourer - cutting and maintaining lawns and grounds; planting and maintaining perennials and annuals. Other duties could include assisting in the maintenance of various landscaped, horticultural and turf areas in parks.
 
Sport Services Labourer – maintenance at our Percy Perry Stadium and fields. Other duties may include the delivery and clean-up of event supplies and litter in parks and trails.
 
Urban Forestry – invasive plant removal, planting and maintaining habitat restoration sites, public education and outreach.
 
Infrastructure – park litter control, maintaining and cleaning park playgrounds, fencing, benches and pathways.
 
Park Spark Team volunteer outreach, Inspiration Garden care and volunteer support
 
Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed some high school education.
  • Experience in general construction and maintenance work, preferably in a position equivalent to that of a Labourer 1.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License (with satisfactory driving record).

 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience involving general labour with landscaping, urban forestry, or infrastructure maintenance or construction.
  • Education and/or training in landscape maintenance, construction, public outreach events, equipment operations.
  • Experience in driving a truck, operating lawn mowers, line trimmers, and other equipment used in landscaping, construction, or urban forestry.
  • Experience with customer service and volunteer engagement


 What We Offer:
 This CUPE position has an hourly rate of $33.25 plus 12% in lieu of benefits.
 
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit coquitlam.ca/edi for more information.
 
If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.
 
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
 
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Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers by 11:55 pm on May 31, 2024.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.