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Competition #: 14-010-C
Position Category: Temporary
Position Title: Groundskeeper – Seasonal from June 23 to August 31
Section: Parks, Recreation, & Community Services
Location: 5 mins East of Calgary
Position Class: Salary
Work Shift: First Shift
Education/Experience: 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.
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 (½) 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.     

 

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • 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.
  • 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).

4 - 10 hour days / 40 per week (Shifts are Monday-Thursday / Tuesday- Saturday alternating every 4-5 weeks through the summer 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) $18.00/hr

Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@rockyview.ca, naming the job title on the subject line.

Hours Desired: Full Time
Position Open Date: 06/12/2014
Position Closed Date: 06/22/2014
An Equal Opportunity Employer
# : Parks, Recreation, & Community Services
Parks, Recreation, & Community Services
911-32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6X6
E-Mail: careers@rockyview.ca
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