|Open Date||Feb 17 2021 - 08:30:00 AM||Close Date||Feb 28 2021 - 11:59:00 PM|
|Position Title||Gardener||Posting Type||Full-time|
|Posting Status||Active||Position Length||Permanent|
|Department Group||Horticulture & Turf||Hours per Week||40|
|Education||College Diploma||Experience||2 years|
|Salary Range||$27.97 -$34.97 per hour|
In Whitby, we are dedicated to our work, our community, and each other. We work hard, we have fun, and we celebrate our successes.
The Town of Whitby is a community in transformation that is located in the heart of Durham Region in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Whitby is the second-largest municipality in the region and one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Located on Lake Ontario and only an hour east of Toronto, the population of Whitby is expected to grow from 140,000 to more than 200,000 by 2031. Whitby’s Official Plan has been updated to establish new directions for Whitby’s planned growth and development; the protection of our natural and built environments; urban design intensification; sustainability; community improvement; and, new employment within this time frame.
The Town of Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with an award-winning marina, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.
Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future, with a community that is welcoming, growing and transforming. On our team, you can expect to make a difference through your work and have a direct impact on shaping our growing community. Creating an inclusive environment where employees experience job satisfaction and have rewarding careers is important to us. We live our values and foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, respect and engagement where people enjoy coming to work.
We want to be the preferred employer for the most talented people who care about the Town of Whitby, and are excited and proud to serve our vibrant community.
Let’s grow together.
The successful candidate will have a positive impact on our corporate culture by demonstrating the Town’s CARE core values (Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Engaged) through daily interactions with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts and elected officials.
By effectively building positive rapport and relationships both internally and externally, the successful candidate will help us achieve our mission that together we deliver services that make a difference in our community.
Reporting to the Working Foreman (Horticulture-Turf), the Gardener is responsible for performing horticulture related duties including:
design and layout flower beds using principles of creative design;
planting, pruning and maintaining trees, shrubs and flowers;
seeding and sodding;
monitoring disease and insect problems;
spraying of pesticides;
development and implementation of the horticultural maintenance program;
provide information to assist in the preparation of budget and tenders;
operating power and manual equipment and/or tools required to perform related duties;
provide supervision, training and guidance to staff with routine gardening maintenance;
delegation of tasks and ensuring work is being completed properly and on time;
assist with winter street tree/block pruning;
snow removal activities and forestry related duties during the winter months; and,
other duties as required and assigned.
Our Public Works team is looking for a self-motivated, solutions-oriented team member. You convey your thoughts clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. You listen attentively and ask questions for clarification and understanding. Using sound judgment, you demonstrate tact, diplomacy and sound discretion when working with others.
You’re always happy to learn new things and to help build a working environment that encourages and cultivates new ideas. You foster a collaborative team environment among co-workers, and work well both independently and as part of a team. You solve problems by identifying, gathering and processing relevant information to determine possible solutions, research options, evaluate them using your technical, numerical and analytics skills and make recommendations.
You are knowledgeable about and work in compliance with all workplace safety regulations, standards, and practices. You perform work in a safe manner and encourage and support others to do the same.
As the successful candidate, you must possess
a post-secondary school diploma in Horticulture and/or a Horticultural Apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification combined with two (2) years of directly related experience in all aspects of horticulture;
possess valid Landscape Exterminator and Industrial Vegetation Exterminator Certificates from the Ministry of the Environment;
possess a strong working knowledge of plant needs regarding conditions and fertilization;
successful candidates are required to hold and maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "DZ" Driver's License and qualify for the Town’s Safe Driver Program criteria with demonstrated experience operating vehicles over 11,000 kg., G.V.W.;
physically fit and capable of performing strenuous physical labour with heavy lifting in varying weather conditions.
Salary: $27.97 - $34.97 per hour
benefits and retirement plan offered in accordance to Corporate programs and/or the applicable Collective Agreement.
At the Town of Whitby, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences, which is why we are committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment for our team. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will be happy to provide. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
Acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Union Affiliation: CUPE Full-Time
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Flexible hours may be required during emergency situations.