Labourer 1 (Horticulture)

Competition No.:  2018-L1H
Duration:  Temporary Full Time
Salary:  $27.16 plus benefits
Last Updated:  1/8/18 9:52 AM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Our Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department are looking for seasonal labourers to work in the Horticulture division. Our season normally runs from April until October each year.

Duties include, but are not restricted to:

  • planting bulbs, annuals and shrubs
  • weeding garden beds
  • pruning
  • grass cutting
  • grass edging

The position requires knowledge and skill in the methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in horticulture maintenance work. Related education, as well as landscaping and horticulture landscape experience are considered essential; hands-on experience with related tools and equipment is also required. This position involves continuous heavy physical work in all weather conditions.

The ability to maintain a very high standard of work is critical for success in this role. Other desired attributes include excellent teamwork skills and the ability to communicate effectively, particularly when dealing with the public. Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia, Class 5, is required.

Hourly wage: $27.70 plus benefits

This posting will remain open until all positions are filled.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: March 12, 2018, 3:29 pm
Expires: April 12, 2018, 11:59 pm