Job Number: 60-18

Permanent   |  Pickering, Ontario   |  Posted on Jan 07, 2019

Job Summary:

Primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of plants, shrubs and some trees on municipally owned or operated property according to established service levels, standards and horticultural practices.  Other responsibilities include participating in Winter Control Operations involving snow ploughing, shoveling and operating light to heavy snow removal equipment such as snow blowers, articulating tractors and participation in the Standy Program.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Post-secondary Diploma from a recognized school of Horticulture.
  • Valid Exterminator Licences in Landscape and Industrial Vegetation from the Ministry of Environment.
  • Two years related experience performing similar work.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the standard methods, materials (including pesticides), tools and equipment used in horticultural, construction and maintenance activities as well as the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work.
  • Demonstable ability to operate light machinery and equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills to deal effectively with the general public and co-workers, good comprehension skills to understand and execute verbal and written instructions and effective communication skills to express ideas orally and in writing.
  • Must be medically and physicaly fit to perform the duties of this position.
  • Must possess a valid Class G Ontario Driver's Licence.  Must provide consent to conduct ongoing Driver's Abstracts through the Ministry of Transportation.  A clean driving record is preferred.

Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package, pension plan and a salary ranging from $31.23/hr. to $34.70/hr. (based on a 40 hour work week).

Qualified candidates may submit a detailed resume or online application form by Friday, January 25, 2019 to:

Recuitment Specialist                                    By Fax: (905) 420-4638

Human Resources Department                       By Email:  hr@pickering.ca 

City of Pickering                                            Online:  pickering.ca/employment

One The Esplanade

Pickering, ON  L1V 6K7


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privicy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.  Please contact Human Resources if you require accommodations throughout the recruitment process.  Documents are available in alternate formats upon request.

An Equal Opportunity Employer





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City of Pickering

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Pickering, Ontario

Start Date

Feb 18, 2019