Labourer Trainee – Town of Qualicum Beach (Qualicum Beach, BC)

Town of Qualicum Beach

Labourer Trainee

 Temporary, Full-Time
Job Competition No. 2021-04

The Town of Qualicum Beach is seeking applications for the position(s) of Labourer Trainee with the Parks Department on a temporary full-time basis for dates to be determined in the period of March – October 2021.

Duties include:

  • Turf maintenance and irrigation work
  • Planting and maintaining perennials and annuals
  • Pruning ornamental and fruit-bearing trees and shrubs
  • Assisting in the construction, renovation, and maintenance of various landscaped and horticultural areas
  • General labour duties
  • Set up/take down and other general labour duties for special events
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required qualifications include:

  • Grade 12 plus a valid Class 5 Driver’s License with a safe driving record;
  • A certificate in Parks Maintenance or Horticultural Program would be an asset;
  • Experience in all aspects of general parks labour, including the specific areas noted above;
  • Experience operating landscaping equipment such as hedge trimmers, string line trimmers, lawn mowers, front end loaders, tractors, skid steer, utility side-by-side vehicles, commercial wood chippers, and chain saws;
  • Physical capability to safely complete continuous manual labour (e.g. bending, shoveling, lifting, pushing/pulling, etc.) in all weather conditions;
  • Ability to use a computer including Microsoft Office applications;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, particularly when dealing with the public;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team as well as independently;
  • Focus on safety.
  • Note: an equivalent combination of education, experience, and knowledge will be considered if deemed acceptable by the employer.

The terms and conditions of employment are covered by the CUPE Local 401 Collective Agreement. The rate of pay will be $24.62/hour. Successful applicants will be expected to work 40 hours/week and will include weekends.

To apply:
Submit cover letter and resume via email or paper copy to:

Colleen Rehor, Human Resources
#201 – 660 Primrose Street, P.O. Box 130
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7
Email: careers@qualicumbeach.com

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2021.

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

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