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 Outside Summer Student - Parks and Energy and Waste


Posting Id 1164
Department Community Services
Division Public Works Operations
Section Parks Operations 
Job Grade PT Student Grade 01 
Rate of Pay $15.00 - $15.00 Hourly
Job Type  Contract
Contract Length/End Date Approx. 4 months
Replacement/New Position          New Hire
Posting Type External
Posting Date 12/17/2021
Application Deadline 01/31/2022


Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisory staff in Parks Operations and the Energy and Waste section, Summer Students will be responsible for the daily maintenance of park amenities throughout the City.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ground maintenance: including mowing, trimming activities, and lining of sports fields
  • Horticultural maintenance: including planting, weeding and maintenance of annual, perennial and shrub beds along with other horticultural displays
  • Waste/Recycling collection and litter picking within the parks system
  • Assist staff in the inspection, cleaning and repair of multiple park amenities e.g. playgrounds, splash pads and picnic shelters and general construction
  • Providing support for special events including delivery, set up, takedown and clean-up
  • Operate various hand tools and powered equipment, occasional operation of a vehicle
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Be currently enrolled in a college or university as a full-time student and returning to school full time for the fall semester

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
  • Previous experience working in a municipal setting outdoors would be considered an asset
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to deal with the public courteously and effectively
  • Must possess Green Patch CSA approved 8" safety boots
  • Ontario Class "G" Driver’s License in good standing and must provide a satisfactory current Drivers Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)
  • Be able to work outdoors during all weather conditions and available to work various set shifts that could include weekends
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.