Labourer 2 – City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC)


Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities Department

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

We are currently recruiting for self-motivated, responsible team players to work for the above seasonal assignments. These positions include Temporary Full Time positions with terms up to 8 months as well as part time positions with work on daytime, evenings and weekends.

The work is distinguished from that of Labourer I by the more complex and responsible duties performed which require previous related experience. Work performance is inspected during progress and upon completion for workmanship and conformance to established procedures.

You must enjoy working outdoors performing regular physical activity that is often repetitive in nature and in all types of weather. Preferred candidates will have relevant work experience involving general labour with landscaping, urban forestry, sports field maintenance, or infrastructure maintenance or construction.

These positions will work in a variety of Parks Operations areas including Sport Services, Urban Forestry, Infrastructure, and Landscape. Examples of duties include:

Horticulture/Turf Care Labourer – cutting and maintaining lawns and grounds; planting and maintaining perennials and annuals. Other duties could include assisting in the maintenance of various landscaped, horticultural and turf areas in parks and along road boulevards and medians.

Sport Services Labourer – care and maintenance of sport fields including seeding, irrigating, fertilizing, repairing and cutting turf grass areas. Other duties may include the delivery and clean-up of event supplies and litter in parks and trails.

Urban Forestry – invasive plant removal, planting and maintaining habitat restoration sites, public education and outreach, and trail construction and maintenance.

Infrastructure – park litter control, pressure washing and assisting with the construction, maintenance and replacement of parks infrastructure assets such as playgrounds, fencing, benches and irrigation systems.

Education and training in Horticulture, Resource Management, Turf Grass Management and/or Landscape Construction is an asset. Experience in driving a 3-ton truck, operating rotary mowers, line trimmers, chainsaws, and other equipment used in landscaping, trail maintenance, infrastructure maintenance, or sports field maintenance would be an asset.

Requirements include valid BC Driver’s License and ability to pass and maintain a Police Information Check.

The CUPE hourly rate of $29.13 plus a percentage in lieu of benefits is offered. Please apply online with a resume, cover letter, and a current driver’s abstract (within the last 30 days).

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The City offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation.

Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on February 24, 2021.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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