Labourer - General

Posted Date 4 days ago(5/25/2023 6:00 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Auxiliary (on-going casual)
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #22/272B

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: June 22, 2023


Labourer - General (18 Auxiliary)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Perform labouring functions on a variety of Public Works projects and for maintenance of parks, grounds and boulevards and manual tasks in the collection of household and commercial refuse.



Perform various manual tasks related to road and concrete construction, underground utilities, retaining wall construction and other public works projects; use various hand tools including shovels, rakes, brooms, wheel barrows and hammers in performance of assigned duties; tamp gravel and base materials; load and unload equipment and materials from trucks and vehicles; assist excavation equipment operator by hand digging to locate underground utilities.


Water grass areas by turning on irrigation systems and setting out and removing hoses and sprinklers; hand water grass and garden areas as required; mow, trim, weed and remove debris when maintaining boulevards and parks by using hand and light power equipment such as lawn mowers, line trimmers, power edgers, leaf blowers and rakes; dig, rake, weed, water and remove refuse to assist in the preparation and maintenance of flower and shrub beds; edge and trim grass along sidewalks and curbs; clean park areas such as ponds, streams and pathways by using wheelbarrows, shovels, brooms and water hoses.


Remove and dispose of refuse from households and businesses by lifting and emptying cans and bags of refuse into wheeled toter; check for "extra refuse" tickets and provide refuse collection information as required; clean up fallen refuse when loading using shovels and brooms; transfer refuse into truck hopper by operating toter lift; operate hopper blade mechanism; act as guide for truck driver during backing up procedure and control traffic when needed.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is assigned and is reviewed by supervisor.

Problems are referred to supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Shovel, rake, load and dig heavy materials. (continuous)

Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (continuous)

Walk on collection route approximately 14 km per day. (continuous)

Mental Effort:


Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Exposure to equipment noise. (often)

Possible contact with animal waste and raw sewage. (premium item)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (frequent)

Exposure to unpleasant odours, dust, ashes, waste products and potentially hazardous materials. (continuous)




Understand and discuss job related matters.

Use a variety of hand tools and light power equipment.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.


6 months of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: As needed

$29.95 per hour, Pay Grade 2 

Job Code #633

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.


At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.


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