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Parks Person I, Hort

City of Mississauga
Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 65,753 - $ 87,671 
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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The Park Person I position is a versatile role encompassing four distinct functions: Horticulture,General Maintenance, Playground Oversight, and Sports Field Management. Each function requires specialized skills and expertise. Candidates have the opportunity to be hired individually for one of these roles. In this position, you'll contribute to the care and enhancement of our community's outdoor spaces, ensuring they remain safe, beautiful, and enjoyable.

Whether you have a green thumb for horticulture, skilled in general maintenance, passionate about playground safety, or excel in sports field management, you can play a vital role in maintaining and improving our parks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning, designing, plantingand maintaining seasonal flower beds, shrubs, trees, and planters in a geographical location;
  • Overseeand carryout Integrated Pest management, cultural practices and yearly renovations, in line with city standards;
  • Purchase of plant material;
  • Responsible for pruning of trees, shrubs, and perennials
    • Chainsaw & brush chipper use
    • Manual
  • Installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of minor irrigation repairs;
  • Inspection and reporting of Parks Amenities and property;
  • Participate in litter and garbage collection when needed;
  • Provide leadership to team members, training on equipment, policies and standards, establishing work plans;
  • Answer inquiries from the public and city staff;
  • Be a liaise including but not limited to:
    • General Contractors
    • Other City Departments
      • Parks Planning
      • Parks Development
      • FPM
    • Volunteers
  • Assist with set up and take down of community and special events, including delivery of materials and equipment;
  • Maintain equipment and tools regularly;
  • Perform administration functions such as but not limited to:
    • Drawdowns
    • P-Card reconciliation
    • IFI WO completion
    • ActiveNet
    • SharePoint uploads
  • Perform general carpentry work;
  • Perform winter maintenance as needed; including but not limited to: hand shovelling, plowing, and salting;
  • Participate in the Parks on call program;
  • Participate in seasonal horticulture duties, including pruning operations;
  • Participate in turf maintenance, hard surface and leaf clean-up when needed;
  • Assist with the Natural Ice Rink Program;
  • Assist with purchasing of materials and equipment;
  • Participate in divisional committees;
  • Act as the area Supervisor, Parks Operations in their absence and as appointed;
  • Comply with relevant City policies. Responsible to ensure parks are maintained to City and CSA standards;
  • Assistin coordinating programs, projects and team members to carry out daily duties.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary College or University program in Horticulture, Turf Management with 5 years’ experience in Park Operations or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License;
  • Valid Class “DZ” Ontario Driver’s License considered an asset;
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ is required or needs to be obtained prior to employment start date;
  • Microsoft Office programs and relevant City of Mississauga software experience is required;
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain small and large vehicles and equipment;
  • Comfortable working primarily in parkland with exposure to temperatures, varying weather conditions, and contaminants of various kinds.

Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 65,753 - $ 87,671
Hours of Work:40
Work Location: 950 Burnhamthorpe Rd W
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Parks, Forestry & Environment,Parks Operations
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent.

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion .

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please contact us at with any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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