Senior Parks Maintenance Worker

Posted Date 4 days ago(5/25/2023 7:14 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Parks, Recreation and Facilities
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #23/137

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: June 8, 2023


Senior Parks Maintenance Worker (3 Temporary – up to 6 months)  

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department


Interested in getting your foot in the door at City Parks?  We are looking for 3 people to join our team until the end of the year, helping in all aspects of parks maintenance including tree watering, mowing and assisting the horticulture crew with maintenance tasks.  Incumbents may need to work overnight shifts to assists with watering hanging baskets but initially will start on day shifts.



Operate various industrial Parks equipment. 



Operate various industrial size trucks, aerial lift trucks and chippers, loaders, soil screeners and tractors with related attachments such as flail and reel and rotary mowers and front end bucket, top dresser, seeder, sweeper, vacuum, aerifier, spreader and sprayer; perform various tasks such as cutting fields, loading and unloading materials, grinding stumps, landscaping with york rake, turning compost, drilling post holes, roto-tilling and edging curbs and sidewalks.  Operate leaf vacuum trucks and equipment.


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.


Provide instructions and information to other staff as required; respond to general enquiries from the public and other departments regarding park maintenance; keep records of daily activities, equipment and materials; make recommendations for maintenance, scheduling or route changes.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is assigned by supervisor and reviewed while in progress.

Problems are referred to supervisor.



Physical Effort:

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. (occasional)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to chemicals and fertilizers. (occasional)



Understand and carry out job related instructions.

Operate a variety of industrial-rated equipment and vehicles. 

Repair and perform routine maintenance on equipment.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies. 

Work and operate equipment safely. 



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

  • Grade 10.
  • Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.


  • 1 year of related experience operating industrial equipment.
  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: The following shifts are scheduled based on operational requirements - 10:45pm - 7:15am (night shift basket watering) and 7:00am - 3:30pm (day shift) various days, 40 hour work week

$32.43 per hour, Pay Grade 6 

Job Code #643

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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