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Seasonal Labourer - Parks


Posting Id 1252
Department Community Services
Division Public Works Operations
Section Urban Forestry Natural Environment Horticulture 
Job Grade CUPE Grade 10 
Rate of Pay $24.01 - $24.27 Hourly
Job Type Seasonal - Contract 
Contract Length/End Date Seasonal (up to 6 months)
Replacement/New Position          New Hire
Posting Type External
Posting Date 02/09/2022 
Application Deadline 08/12/2022 


Position Summary

Reporting to the Parks Foreperson, the Seasonal Labourer - Parks will assist with the scheduled maintenance of parks and open spaces. This includes grounds maintenance and winter control, inspection and repair of municipal infrastructure.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work within a crew to maintain various parks and municipal properties
  • Investigate, assist and/or take corrective action for enquiries from the public, reporting issues to the Foreperson
  • Perform duties in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and City policies, procedures and practices.
  • Able to work various shifts including days, statutory holidays, evenings and weekends
  • Available to work standby
  • Other duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Post-secondary education in parks operations, horticulture, arboriculture, or related fields is an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Experience in horticulture or grounds maintenance including winter maintenance
  • Experience in the operation of various grounds maintenance equipment used in parks or landscaping e.g. cord trimmers, mowers, tractors and trucks is an asset
  • Sound knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment application for several functional areas of parks maintenance work
  • Exercise some independent judgment and initiative
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Can effectively work under pressure and handle difficult customer situations
  • Physically able and competent to perform the physical demands of this position under adverse weather and site conditions
  • Ontario Class "G" Driver’s License in good standing and must provide a satisfactory current Drivers Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)
  • 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
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

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.