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Competition #: 13 - 003
Position Category: Full Time
Position Title: Groundskeeper
Section: Parks, Recreation, & Community Services
Location: Calgary
Position Class: Salary
Work Shift: First Shift
  • Possess one (or a combination) of previous grounds keeping experience in parks and/or cemeteries; training in horticulture studies; or hold a pesticide applicator’s license and a current backhoe operator’s certificate.
  • Demonstrated skill in operating hand and power equipment and backhoe. 
  • Posses a current Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate or the ability to obtain one.
Job Description:

The Groundskeeper is responsible for maintaining Rocky View County cemeteries, parks, municipal reserves and environmental reserves.  They are responsible to provide assistance to senior team members in the preparation of cemetery services.  Due to the sensitive nature of cemetery operations, a mature and positive attitude and superior customer service skills are necessary for this position. 

Key Accountabilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain grounds across the County to include:  mowing, trimming, laying sod, watering, and landscaping; planting trees and shrubs; maintaining planted flowers and flower beds; and manual weed control.
  • Operate up to Sixty (60) horse power tractors, riding and push mowers, rototillers, weed whips, chain saws, gators, half (1/2) ton and one (1) ton trucks as well as operate a backhoe or similar equipment.
  • Prepare sites for burial to include: opening and closing of ground; setting greens and lowering devices; and gravesite reclamation.
  • Install, maintain, level and repair flat memorial markers.
  • Assist with rodent control and herbicide application as required. 
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of nursery and / or greenhouse.
  • Assist with minor maintenance projects.
  • Perform and actively participate in tailgate safety meetings, hazard identification and mitigation as required.  
  • Clean County vehicles and equipment. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Exercise independent judgment to maintain quality standards.
  • Display courtesy, tact, a customer service attitude, and a desire to represent Rocky View in a professional manner at all times. 
  • Perform physically demanding tasks including: bending, shovelling, heavy lifting (up to 40 lbs) and operating equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Hold a valid Class 5 vehicle operator’s permit (you will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to beginning employment).

This opportunity will be posted until suitable candidate is found.  Interested applicants are invited to submit their résumé and cover letter through the website.

PLEASE NOTE:  All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada, and only those selected for interview will be contacted.





Hours Desired: Full Time
Position Open Date: 01/04/2013
Position Closed Date: 03/31/2013
An Equal Opportunity Employer
# : Parks, Recreation, & Community Services
Parks, Recreation, & Community Services
911-32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6X6
Phone: #
Fax: #
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