Labourer 2

Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in B.C. with home to more than 140,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through development of our green spaces, arts & culture, urban design and state-of-the art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.
We are currently recruiting for self-motivated, responsible team players to work for the above seasonal assignments.  These positions include a variety of Temporary Full Time positions with terms from 3 months to 8 months as well as part time positions with work on evenings and weekends.
The work is distinguished from that of Labourer I by the more complex and responsible duties performed which require previous related experience.  Work performance is inspected during progress and upon completion for workmanship and conformance to established procedures.
You must enjoy working outdoors performing regular physical activity that is often repetitive in nature and in all types of weather.  Preferred candidates will have relevant work experience involving general labour or other related work.
These positions will work in a variety of Parks Operations areas including Urban Forestry, Infrastructure, Sport Services and Landscape.  Examples of duties include:
  • Urban Forestry Labourer - cutting back vegetation along trails, manual litter pick up along trails, assisting with trail resurfacing, manual removal of invasive plant species, and the operation of a one ton truck with dump box.
  • Parks Infrastructure Labourer - manual litter pick up in parks, and the operation of a litter packer truck. Other duties could include manual work, assisting in the repair, maintenance and replacement of wood, steel, concrete and asphalt infrastructure.
  • Horticulture/Turf Care Labourer - cutting and maintaining lawns and grounds; planting and maintaining perennials and annuals. Other duties could include assisting in the, renovation and maintenance of various landscaped, horticultural and turf areas in parks and along road boulevards and medians.
  • Sport Services Labourer - assisting Groundskeepers with the care and maintenance of sport fields including seeding, irrigating, fertilizing, repairing and cutting turf grass areas. Other duties may include the delivery and clean-up of event supplies as well as preparing park sites for public  events and communicating with event organizers and participants.

Education and training in Natural Resource Management, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, and/or Turf Grass Management is an asset. Experience in driving a 3 ton truck, operating reel and rotary mowers, and use of construction related tools and equipment would be an asset. Experience in the provision of logistic support of outdoor events would also be an asset.
Requirements include valid BC Driver’s License and ability to pass and maintain a Police Information Check.
The CUPE hourly rate of $28.00 plus a percentage in lieu of benefits is offered.  Please apply online at with a resume, cover letter, and a current driver’s abstract (within the last 30 days) by 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2018.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation,Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping,Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: February 9, 2018, 11:51 am
Expires: February 21, 2018, 5:00 pm