Park Handyworker 3

Job ID: 43338

Job Category: Parks & Natural Resources

Division & Section: Parks, Forestry & Recreation, PFR Parks

Work Location: To Be Determined

Job Type & Duration: Full-Time, Seasonal

Hourly Rate: $29.38

Hours & Shift Information: 40 hours for week

Affiliation: L416

Number of Positions Open: To Be Determined

Posting Period: 02-Jan-2024 to 31-May-2024

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Performs manual tasks in park areas which require some gardening ability
  • Operates various types of equipment, mechanized grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment
  • Maintains parks turf by mowing, string trimming, fertilizing, clearing litter and removing garbage, as well as setting up semi-automatic and automatic irrigation systems
  • Cleans, maintains and makes minor repairs to park washrooms
  • Cleans, maintains and makes minor repairs to parks facilities and furnishings including playing fields, ice rinks, parks benches, etc.
  • Sets up equipment such as chairs, benches and soccer/football posts, etc.
  • Clears and maintains parks walkways and entrances, including snow shoveling
  • Assists in maintaining horticultural beds and shrubs, as required
  • Performs other related work as assigned.       


Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:                                                                

  1. Experience in grounds maintenance and/or horticulture, preferably in a park setting.
  2. Experience with grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment.
  3. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.


You must also have:

  • Ability to provide work direction to others.
  • Ability to accurately follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public and staff.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Must be available to work shifts/weekends/overtime, as required
  • Must be physically capable of performing all of the required duties and must be able to work in all weather conditions 

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

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