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Parks Attendant

Job Number: 18-126

Contract   |  Newmarket, Ontario   |  Posted on Aug 14, 2018 ← Back

Job Description: Reporting through the Supervisor and under the direction of the Lead Hand, the Parks Attendant performs winter and summer maintenance and inspection, including park improvement and construction; parking lots, open spaces, trails, sports field as scheduled through the annual plan, seasonal and master schedules.  Assists with set up and taken down with special events.


How do I qualify?

  • Related work experience in arboriculture, horticulture or turf management including municipal parks maintenance, parks construction, etc.
  • Post-secondary certification in Playground Inspections.
  • Class “D” or equivalent driver’s license with air brake endorsement in good standing or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • Certified in chain saw and forklift operation, propane handling, elevated work platform and working at heights certification.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification, WHMIS, Health & Safety including responsibilities to oversee Seasonal Park Workers (4 and 7 month contract staff) as per the Ontario Health and Safety Act.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of municipal parks and property operations, associated materials, health and safety regulations, equipment operation and maintenance procedures.
  • Experience in operating parks specialized industrial/heavy equipment such as hydrostatic farm-style tractors, all lawn mowers, front end loader, sidewalk tractors, snow ploughs, forestry chippers and the ability to haul trailers.
  • Good communication, collaboration and record-keeping skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computers, mobile devices, and associated software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and ability to adapt to changing technology.
  • Effective customer service skills to deal courteously and effectively with the public, staff, suppliers, contractors and other departments.
  • Flexibility/availability to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime including on-call standby duties and/or respond to “after hours” problems as required.
  • Due to the nature of the contacts of this position a Police Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the Town is required.


How do I apply?

Please apply online at www.newmarket.ca by the end of business day on August 27, 2018 quoting the file number 18-126.


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Town of Newmarket

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Newmarket, Ontario

Start Date

Sep 10, 2018

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