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Job Title Outside Summer Student - Parks
Posting Id 352
Number of Positions 64 
Department Community Services
Division Public Works Operations
Shift Various shifts: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday to Monday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday to Monday 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 
Rate of Pay $14.00 - $14.50 Hourly
Job Length/End Date          April to September 2020 
Job Type Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 12/02/2019  
Application Deadline 01/03/2020  
Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Parks, the Summer Student-Parks will be responsible for the daily property maintenance of parks and sports fields throughout the City.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ground maintenance: including mowing, trimming activities
  • Horticultural maintenance: including planting, weeding and maintenance of annual, perennial and shrub beds along with other horticultural displays
  • Litter picking and garbage/recycling collection and disposal in parks
  • Sports field maintenance including lining, turf, cutting, and repairs to sports fields
  • Assist staff in the inspection, cleaning and repair of park amenities e.g. playgrounds, splash pads and picnic shelters
  • Providing support for special events including delivery, set up and takedown
  • 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 in September 2020.
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 7 days a week including holidays
  • 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


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.