Parks Yard Serviceperson

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/3/2021 3:02 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Parks, Recreation and Facilities
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #21/91

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: June 22, 2021


Parks Yard Serviceperson (Continuous)  

Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department


Perform a variety of tasks involving equipment operation, equipment servicing and yard maintenance.



Operate an articulating loader and an excavator; operate trucks and tractors with special attachments to load, unload, backfill, rough grade and pile materials; operate a soil screener; provide orientation to other staff on equipment, attachments and work methods as required.


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


Perform service and maintenance on small engine equipment including lawnmowers, chippers, leaf vacuums; change oil and filters; check coolant levels and inspect belts and lines; remove, clean and replace defective components such as spark plugs; sharpen mower blades and prepare fuel mixtures; assist mechanics with repairs as required.


Perform yard maintenance duties such as maintaining daily fuel pump records; monitor, record and report thermal, oxygen and moisture content readings of the compost pile; clean and maintain yard and storage areas; assist with the loading of customer purchases such as soil and garden products, and with unloading waste material.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is performed according to maintenance schedules or requests for service or assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed upon completion.

Problems such as priority of work assignments and mechanical repairs to equipment are referred to supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Confined to the cab of vehicle. (frequent)

Eye, hand and foot coordination while operating multiple controls.  (occasional)

Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (occasional)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while operating equipment. (occasional).

Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Exposure to dust, jarring and equipment noise. (frequent)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (occasional)

Exposure to used engine oil, grease, aerosol sprays and fumes including composting odours. (often)



Understand and carry out job related instructions.

Operate industrial tractors, loaders and related attachments.

Repair and service equipment.

Maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Work safely on job sites. 



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.

Formal training in the operation of an excavator.  (30 hours)

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


3 years of related experience including equipment servicing.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm (40 hour work week)

$30.81 per hour, Pay Grade 7 

Job Code #539

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 - 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


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