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Seasonal Labourers - Parks

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Position Title Seasonal Labourers - Parks
Job Status Temporary Full-Time
About Us
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for five years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver is an exceptional place to work. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Position Overview
Our Parks department is looking for safety-minded and responsible team players who enjoy good honest work that provides a solid sense of accomplishment. We are expanding our team and need temporary full-time labourers. Labourers are the starting point where our staff get on the job training which then puts them in a position to compete for other positions such as parks worker, trades gardener, irrigation systems worker, truck driver, equipment operator, carpenter, or crew supervisors. Many of our full-time staff began work as temporary labourers and it is an excellent opportunity to see if a career in public service is for you. 

Labourers join a crew and perform many diversified tasks in several of the District Parks, including sports field and turf grass maintenance and equipment operation; trail and related structures construction and maintenance; horticulture and landscape maintenance; road median irrigation and street tree planting and watering. You will operate hand tools and power equipment, and perform related Parks operations, ensure access to public buildings, patrol parks, drive a pickup truck and maintain records and reports. 

The successful applicant must possess:
  • The physical and mental aptitude to work on a crew and learn new skills; 
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in performing routine maintenance and construction tasks, along with maintaining and constructing grounds, buildings and shrubs, trees and flower beds;
  • The ability to perform a variety of grounds and maintenance tasks;
  • The ability to carry out oral and written instruction and exercise some independent judgement; 
  • Skill in the operation of power and hand tools used in the work, such as a cultivator, leaf blower, power equipment, power mowers and power saw;
  • The ability to deal courteously with the public;
·         Physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of heavy manual work in all types of weather.

Qualifications
We are looking for people that have a high school diploma and some experience in general parks maintenance, gardening and construction work, or have an equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence and an abstract that reflects a safe driving record is required. 

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The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, a demonstrated understanding of safety, a commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, and a willingness to take further safety training as required, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter, resume and current dated driver’s abstract at https://careers.dnv.org. 

This position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as positions become available.  

If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform us when we contact you.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. 

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

Compensation The wage rate for these unionized positions is $33.26 per hour (2024 Rates) based on a 40 hour work week.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 24-02T
Job Open Date 01/10/2024
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Driver's Abstract
Optional Documents
  1. Other