Operations Worker II

Requisition ID: 2018-9963 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
Parks Operations Division contributes to the overall care and maintenance of Vancouver Parks.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Park Operations Worker II’s are responsible for a variety of tasks which can include digging, planting, weeding, raking and edging off flowerbeds, sweeping and clearing pathways, cutting grass, operating mowers, using line trimmers and general turf care equipment, as well as other duties as required and assigned.
Functional and or physical assessment related to the bona fide position requirements may be required. Candidates must attach the following documents to be considered:

  • Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years
  • Insurance & Claims History for the past 3 years

Education and Experience:

  • Up to completion of high school and some work experience in landscape maintenance, supplemented with some horticulture training is desired.
  • Class 5 Drivers License for the Province of British Columbia.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of safe work procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the work.
  • Some knowledge of construction and landscape maintenance tasks.
  • Some knowledge of the functions of the branch concerned and the established practices in carrying out the work.
  • Ability to exercise some independence of judgement and action in the routine or simple aspect of the work.
  • Ability to courteously answer questions and deal with the public.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of tools and equipment used in landscape construction and maintenance.
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of heavy manual outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Successful candidates must have sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy physical labour; ability to lift, push and pull heavy objects; ability to walk or stand continuously with frequent bending or twisting; ability to work close to moving machinery and in high traffic areas; ability to work on ladders, elevated areas and/or confined spaces; ability to work outside in all weather conditions, and on uneven surfaces; ability to use a variety of tools and equipment. 
Driver’s License and Record Checks

  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License and safe driving record is required for this position.
  • The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
    • Commercial Driving Record Abstract for the past 5 years
    • Insurance & Claims History for the past 3 years

Business Unit/Department: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation  
Affiliation: CUPE 1004 
Employment Type: Temporary Full-Time  
Position Start Date: April, 2018
Position End Date: August, 2018
Salary Information: Pay Grade 310: $28.11 per hour
Application Close: March 11, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations
Posted: February 9, 2018, 9:16 am
Expires: March 11, 2018, 11:45 pm