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Trades 1 - Parks

Temporary Full-Time
(from approx. May 6, 2019 to approx. December 24, 2019)
Competition File #:  19-U053

Web Site: tol.ca

Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 128,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty.  A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a temporary full-time (from approx. May 6, 2019 to approx. December 24, 2019)  Trades 1 – Parks to join our team of professionals in the Engineering Division, Parks Operations Department.

Reporting to the Trees, Trails, Horticulture and Natural Areas Superintendent, in this unionized position you will be responsible for relaying instructions to and assisting with the supervision of a small group of assigned employees.  You will perform similar work to and participate in the work of subordinates; performing a variety of technical tasks in the field of horticulture, including working in cooperation with other municipal crews.  You will perform routine inspections as required; respond to routine public enquiries and complaints, and maintain routine records of activities in assigned areas.

Your education will include Completion of the 12th school grade plus recognized certification in horticulture or landscape maintenance plus supervisory training, and experience in horticulture, and landscape installation and maintenance; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  You will have considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and materials used in construction and landscape maintenance work, including knowledge of the principles of supervision; knowledge of plant health care management t; and the ability to perform a variety of technical tasks in the field of horticulture requiring some independent judgement in construction and maintenance operations.  You will also have the ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions with minimum supervision, as well as to prepare and interpret landscape plans; maintain routine records and have sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy, manual outdoor work in all weather.

This position is defined by the Township of Langley as a position of trust (Child Safety).  The successful candidate(s) will be required to have a police information check as a condition of employment (Note - Not required as part of the application process, however will be required upon consideration for employment).

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications / licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.   Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:
 
  • Pesticide Applicators License – Landscape General
  • BC Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s license or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must upload a current Driver’s Abstract (select the 5 years’ option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date below with your application. To obtain a copy of your Driver’s Abstract, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Copies or pictures of your driver’s license will not be accepted.

The CUPE rate of pay for this position is $34.68 per hour (2019 rates), plus 13% in lieu of benefits.  The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit tol.ca/careers to apply.

The closing date for this competition is by 4:30pm, April 25, 2019.

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 

Location: Langley, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: April 11, 2019, 10:41 am
Expires: April 25, 2019, 4:30 pm