Gardener – District of Lake Country (Lake Country, BC)

District of Lake Country

Lake Country is one of the Province’s fastest growing municipalities and is a vibrant community of approximately 14,000 citizens and is located in the heart of the rapidly growing Okanagan Valley, less than a half hour drive from Kelowna and mere minutes to beautiful orchards, wineries, farms and the serenity of the Okanagan lakes.  Residents enjoy hot summers and temperate winters with boundless opportunities for year-round recreation – from water sports to cycling, golfing, skiing, hiking and much more.  If you are searching to relocate to a community that truly has it all, join our team and experience ‘Life. The Okanagan Way!’

Gardener

Full-time Permanent Vacancy

The Infrastructure Services Department is seeking a Gardener to join their team.  The Gardener is responsible for a variety of horticultural, arboricultural and landscape maintenance tasks, including planting, plant cultivation and bed maintenance, turf maintenance, tree care and irrigation. They should have thorough knowledge of methods, practices, equipment use and maintenance. They should have exceptional ability to tactfully provide information to the public on park facilities and the ability to read landscaping layouts and contour maps for horticulture development.

The normal work week is 40 hours, with a variable schedule that could include evenings and weekends, as well as other duties as required such as assisting facilities employees in various building maintenance.

The preferred candidate will have completion of Grade 12 and related journeyman experience in Landscape Horticulture. The preferred candidate will have Journeyman Horticulturist or Arboriculturist Certification or equivalent diploma or certificate, a BC Driver’s Licence – Class 5 with a clean abstract, and clear criminal record check. A minimum two years’ experience in horticulture is required to fill this role, preferably in a municipal park setting. Knowledge of WorkSafe regulations is required with preference of a level 1 first aid certificate holder. The hourly rate of pay for this unionized position is $32.42 plus full comprehensive benefits package.

For a detailed job description, and more information about Lake Country, please visit the District’s website at www.lakecountry.bc.ca.

Applications will be received until 4:00 pm on January 17, 2021

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.LAKECOUNTRY.BC.CA

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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