• Parks Maintenance Worker (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees Only)

    Posted Date 4 days ago(2/13/2020 4:17 PM)
    Competition Number
    Number of Positions
    Job Type
    Regular Full Time
    Parks, Recreation and Facilities
    Close Date
  • Job Description

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    Competition #20/50

    Internal Posting (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees Only)

    Closing date: February 21, 2020


    Parks Maintenance Worker (Continuous)

    Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department



    Operate a variety of parks related power equipment and vehicles and perform general labouring functions in Parks Operations.



    Assist with Parks operations by performing tasks as assigned in horticulture, arboriculture, turf, construction and maintenance such as mowing, trimming, weeding and removing debris; watering grass areas; digging, raking, and removing refuse to assist in the preparation and maintenance of flower and shrub beds; edging and trimming grass along sidewalks and curbs; and cleaning ponds, streams and pathways; clean, remove garbage and maintain playground and rest facilities; assisting with construction and repair of parks furniture, playground equipment, hard infrastructure; assist in park and sportsfield construction and maintenance.


    Operate an industrial ride-on mower to cut grass on boulevards parks, medians and playing fields; perform minor pruning; maintain and adjust cut and height of reels and blade; load and unload mower from trailer. Operate a light truck with trailer.


    Operate a light tractor equipped with loader or blade, curb cutter, reel mower, trailer, sickle bar, spray tank, post hole auger and other turf/horticultural attachments; operate light power equipment such as light rollers, light all-terrain utility vehicles, rock drill or breaker, air compressors, concrete mixers or small vibrating tampers as required; operates chainsaw, weedeater, hedge trimmers and other smaller power tools related to basic tree maintenance.

    Operate a tank truck along a prescribed route to water boulevard trees, baskets and other garden and landscape areas; remove excess sod and other debris from around the base of trees; remove and replace broken or damaged tree collars.


    Fill tanker from fire hydrants, complete form and forward to Waterworks; report any tree damage or pruning required to supervisor; keep records of trees watered and tree collars adjusted or replaced.


    Perform pre- and post-trip inspections by checking items such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights; perform minor maintenance such as cleaning and lubrication; report repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop; check first aid and safety equipment; fill out daily equipment log, material slips and time sheet.


    Perform related duties where qualified.



    Work is performed according to an assigned route and reviewed by supervisor.

    Problems such as changes to the route or complaints are referred to supervisor




    Physical Effort:

    Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (often)

    Mental Effort:


    Visual/Auditory Effort:


    Work Environment:

    Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)

    Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)



    Understand and discuss job related matters.

    Operate a variety of light industrial equipment and vehicles.           

    Use hand tools and light power equipment.

    Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

    Work safely on job sites.



    Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

    Grade 10.

    Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.


    1 year of related experience.

    or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



    May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


    Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm, shifts may vary

    $28.21 per hour, Pay Grade 4

    Job Code # 642

    This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


    To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


    City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

    We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca




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