Horticulturist I
Parks, Recreation and Culture
CUPE, Full Time Posting


At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.
We are seeking a self-motivated and skilled professional to join our team as a Horticulturist 1 in our Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.  This position requires expertise in a wide variety of grounds maintenance and horticultural tasks. Some of the responsibilities include: ensuring the maintenance of floral and planted areas, lawns, trees, irrigation systems, sports fields, all park amenities; the application of integrated pest management; and the operation and care of parks equipment and tools.
Your considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in horticultural work  along with extensive knowledge of plant materials, fertilizers, integrated pest management, landscaping methods and design will make you an asset to the team. Leadership skills and training will be essential as you direct and assist employees engaged in the maintenance and development of park areas, floral areas and turf. Your strong relationship building, communication and critical thinking skills will guide your success in this position.

As the Horticulturist I you will have:
  • Grade 12 supplemented by completion of a certificate in a recognized Horticultural Program;
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in the maintenance of a wide range of horticultural duties, mowing lawns, planting flower beds, shrubs, trees, pruning, weeding, and applying Integrated Pest Management;
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence;
  • A valid B.C. Pesticide Applicator’s Licence in the landscape and garden category.
This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $26.51 to $31.20 per hour
At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.  We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.  

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Closing Date: June 22, 2018

Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: June 12, 2018, 11:54 am
Expires: June 22, 2018, 4:30 pm