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Parks Technician 9 (Internal)

Department or Division: Parks

Term: Temporary full-time for approximately six months

Duties:

  1. Assists with developing and implementing maintenance schedules to meet approved service levels and procedures.
  2. Assists with developing and implementing tree maintenance and reforestation schedules for parks trees.
  3. Assists with the monitoring of irrigation systems to ensure plant requirements are met.
  4. Constructs new planting beds in accordance with designs and monitors existing beds and makes recommendations for renovations.
  5. Monitors all areas for weeds and recommends appropriate controls.
  6. Monitors and assesses condition of perennial, shrub, and turf areas applying appropriate maintenance techniques as required.
  7. Monitors plant material for diseases and insect problems and recommends appropriate controls.
  8. Operates all types of park maintenance equipment and assists staff in proper operating and maintenance techniques.
  9. Assists with designing, construction, installing and maintenance of annual beds, perennial beds and shrubs and tree beds.
  10. Assists with the supervision and training of assigned staff.
  11. Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies and departmental procedures.  Maintains and monitors programs which affect public health and safety.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 education.
  • Successful completion of three recognized core courses from a recognized horticulture diploma program.
  • Successful completion of one core course in turf maintenance within one year after the date of hire.
  • Three seasons’ horticultural experience, including one season in parks horticulture.
  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's Licence.
  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within three months after date of hire, the appropriate Saskatchewan Pesticide Applicator Permits.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, within one year after date of hire, a valid first aid certificate.
  • Ability to understand and apply horticultural principles, practices and techniques.
  • Ability to recognize, and recommend programs to control weeds, diseases and insects in turf, shrubs and trees.
  • Ability to operate all types of parks horticultural maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to direct and instruct staff.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the public
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. .
  • Physical ability to perform the assigned duties in a variety of weather conditions.

Salary: $24.27 to $26.76 per hour (2018 rates)

Closing Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: CUPE 59