Parks Labourer – Urban Forestry (Natural Areas) – City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

City of Surrey
Parks Labourer – Urban Forestry (Natural Areas)
 

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Scope
We are looking for motivated and hardworking labourers who are interested in gaining valuable career experience from a wide variety of urban forestry and habitat restoration field-based work. The Urban Forestry – Natural Areas team provides exciting opportunities and challenges in an active and energetic environment.

Employment Status
CUPE Local 402 – Temporary Full-Time.

Responsibilities

  • Work in natural area parks throughout Surrey on a field-based crew under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Complete a variety of manual and semi-skilled general labour tasks including:
    • Invasive plant removal
    • Planting maintenance (weeding/brushing/mulching)
    • Planting native trees and shrubs
    • Trail maintenance (vegetation pruning, leaf blowing, and tread repairs)
    • Refuse and yard waste removal
    • Tree debris clean-up
  • Completing heavy physical work in all weather conditions, requiring sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination.
  • Interact with the public in a professional manner.

Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Have a valid BC Driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • Have experience performing manual labour.
  • Have experience with power tools (brush saw, hedge trimmer, and backpack blowers) and hand tools (shovels, picks, hand snips, loppers, and hand saws).
  • Demonstrate ability to identify native and invasive plants.
  • Have strong public relations, communication and interpersonal skills.

If you’re interested in this position, please apply online @ www.surrey.ca/careers to Job ID 3644 by February 12, 2021.

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