Parks Equipment Serviceperson – City of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Competition #21/12
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: February 23, 2021

Parks Equipment Serviceperson

  Parks Equipment Serviceperson (Continuous)
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

Install and repair park irrigation systems, sport field and playground structures and equipment.

Assemble, construct, repair, paint, transport and install various park, playground and sports field equipment such as benches, pedestrian and vehicle barriers, signage, picnic tables, swings, play structures, goal posts, chain link and wood fences and drinking fountains; construct forms and pour concrete pads; conduct routine inspections of park, playground and sports field equipment; repair boulevard hydrant services.

Lay out irrigation systems and playgrounds from plans; install, maintain and repair irrigation systems and controllers; winterize irrigation systems, drinking fountains and park washrooms; install, test, certify and maintain backflow prevention devices; understand and operate irrigation controllers and use a software program for water management and irrigation scheduling; perform system audits and outputs of various water features and devices.

Operate and maintain equipment such as drill press, jackhammer, various power saws, trencher, grinder; operate vehicles and tractors to transport equipment and material.

Determine equipment and material requirements; complete daily work records; maintain a variety of records, sketches and reports for maintenance and new installations.

Read and interpret engineering plans, drawings for system designs and location of utilities; respond to general inquiries from staff and the public. Provide instructions and information to other staff as required.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is performed according to established programs or is assigned by supervisor. Work is reviewed upon completion.
Issues such as major changes to approved designs are referred to supervisor.

Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy equipment and material. (often) Work in awkward positions. (occasional)
Mental Effort:
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Work Environment:
Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)
Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to paint, primer, and glue. (occasional)
Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)

Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply the techniques of carpentry, painting, finishing, plumbing, metalworking, concrete finishing and playground inspection.
Understand and apply the techniques of installing and maintaining irrigation systems. Use hand and power tools, equipment and instruments.
Read and interpret engineering plans. Maintain accurate records.
Work safely on job sites.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence. Cross Connection Control Certification. (40 hours)
Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certification. (32 hours) Certified Irrigation Technician – Levels 1 and 2 (Landscape). (24 hours) Experience:
3 years of related experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday-Friday 40hrs/week
$33.79 per hour, Pay Grade 9 Job Code # 556
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at


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