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Parks Person II, Hort

City of Mississauga
Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 57,786.00 - $ 77,051.00 
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Job Summary

The Park Person II position is a versatile role encompassing five distinct functions: General Maintenance, Playground Oversight, Horticulture, Sports Field Management, and Turf Operations. 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're skilled in general maintenance, passionate about playground safety, have a green thumb for horticulture, or excel in sports field and/or turf management, you can play a vital role in maintaining and improving our parks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to and under the supervision of Parks Person I, Horticulture, the Parks Person II, Horticulture assists in carrying out the following activities:

  • Assists in planning, designing, plant and maintain seasonal flower beds, shrubs, trees, and planters in a geographical location;
  • Assists in performing Integrated Pest management, cultural practices and yearly renovations, in line with city standards;
  • Assist with purchase of plant material;
  • Responsible for pruning of trees, shrubs, and perennials:
    • Chainsaw & brush chipper use
    • Manual
  • Assist with installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of minor irrigation repairs;
  • Inspection and reporting of Parks Amenities and property;
  • Act as the Parks Person I - Horticulture in their absence and as appointed;
  • Participate in litter and garbage collection when needed;
  • Provide leadership to team members, training on equipment, policies and standards, record keeping and assist with establishing work plans;
  • Answer inquiries from the public and city staff;
  • Assist with being a liaise including but not limited too:
    • General Contractors
    • Other City Departments
    • Parks Planning
    • Parks Development
    • FPM
  • Assist with set up and take down of community and special events, including delivery of materials and equipment;
  • Maintain equipment and tools regularly;
  • Perform administrative functions such as but not limited to:
    • 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 de-icing;
  • Participate in the Parks on-call program;
  • Participate in the seasonal pruning program;
  • Assist with turf maintenance, hard surface maintenance, and leaf clean-up;
  • Assist with and participating in Goose program;
  • Assist with the Natural Ice Rink Program;
  • Participate in divisional committees.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary College or University program in Horticulture or Turf Management with 3 years experience in Park Operations or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Class “G” Ontario Driver's License required.
  • Valid Class “DZ” Ontario Driver’s License is considered an asset.
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ is required or needs to be obtained prior to employment start date.
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office programs and relevant City of Mississauga software.
  • 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:$ 57,786.00 - $ 77,051.00
Hours of Work:40
Work Location: N/A
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Parks, Forestry & Environment,Parks Operations
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

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 inform Human Resources of the nature of anyaccommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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