BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Surrey
Parks Labourer – Natural Areas

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We are looking for motivated and hardworking temporary labourers who are interested in gaining valuable career experience from a wide variety of urban forestry and habitat restoration field-based work. The Urban Forestry – Natural Areas team provides exciting opportunities and challenges in an active and energetic environment.

  • Work in natural area parks throughout Surrey on a field-based crew under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Complete a variety of manual and semi-skilled general labour tasks including:
    • Invasive plant removal
    • Planting maintenance (weeding/brushing/mulching)
    • Planting native trees and shrubs
    • Trail maintenance and vegetation pruning
    • Refuse and yard waste removal
    • Tree debris clean-up
  • Interact with the public in a professional manner.

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Have a valid BC Driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • Have experience performing manual labour.
  • Have experience with power tools (brush saw, hedge trimmer, and backpack blowers).
  • Demonstrate ability to identify native and invasive plants.
  • Have strong public relations, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to complete work of a heavy manual nature in all weather conditions.

Applicants under consideration will be required.

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Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation,Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: December 4, 2018, 1:37 pm
Expires: January 18, 2019, 4:30 pm