The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.
Seasonal Outside Workers (Labourer 1)
Job ID: 2020-0027
The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.
- Do you enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions & able to perform heavy manual work?
- Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment & take pride in contributing to the success of the team? Do you pride yourself in displaying a strong work ethic & able to work with minimal supervision?
- Are you a self-starter who also possesses a positive and can-do attitude?
If so, we invite you to apply and be a part of our Temporary Full-Time Seasonal Outside Workers for Parks and Public Works Operations!
Our seasonal outside workers perform diversified manual work entailing physical effort and agility in performing semi-skilled construction and maintenance tasks for one of a number of operational departments such as Fleet Operations, Environmental Programs, Parks Operations, Roads & Construction, Water Services, and Sewerage & Drainage.
Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Water quality control, testing, and monitoring Cross Connection Control
- Fire hydrant maintenance and operations
- Valve and valve chamber maintenance and operations Providing customer service to internal and external clients
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of methods, practices, and/or procedures related to public works and parks maintenance and construction activities.
- Knowledge of driving techniques and rules of safe operation of equipment and vehicles used.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work, as well as safe work procedures, practices, methods, and materials involved in the work performed.
- Knowledge of municipal streets and traffic routes.
- Skill in the care and operation of a variety of power and hand tools, materials, and equipment used in the work. Ability to handle various classes of special waste/dangerous goods.
- Ability to drive in non-standard areas and to safely maneuver vehicle under non-standard driving conditions.
- Ability to plan and organize own workload and the ability to initiate operational adjustments based on service needs. Ability to work with others and be able to use common courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in maintaining working relationships.
- Ability to carry out oral or written instruction, take direction from a supervisor, and exercise some independent judgement and action in processing assignments.
- Ability to interact effectively and courteously with the public and project a positive image of the City at all times. Possess a strong mechanical aptitude.
- Must be able to lift, carry and push in excess of 20kg (45 lbs) on a regular and/or repetitive basis.
- Ability to successfully pass a Police Information Check.
Qualifications and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by education, training, and/or experience in Horticulture, Arboriculture, Irrigation, Construction & Maintenance, Equipment Operations, Landscape Construction, Turf Management, Paving, Shoring, and other related activities, plus a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence or higher with a clean driver’s abstract.
- Routine light and heavy physical effort and capability is required to carry out duties, including regular and/or repetitive lifting of up to 20kg (45lbs).
- Work requires regular exposure to traffic, dust, dirt, exhaust fumes, noise, toxic chemicals, construction sites, excavations, and heavy equipment.
- Work may also be require exposure to minor and/or major disagreeable conditions or hazards including animal feces, needles/sharps, hazardous waste, and insects.
- Work is performed in all weather conditions.
Employee Group: CUPE Local 394
Position Status: Temporary Full-Time PCC#:
Pay Band: G01 / PB 1 – Flat Rate Pay Range/Rate: $28.84 per hour
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, (Compressed Work Week).
Internal Closing Date: 20/01/20
External Closing Date: 20/01/20
The City of Richmond is an inclusive employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites application from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Should you be contacted and require some form of accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will endeavour to meet your needs to the best of our ability. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. No Telephone inquiries, please.
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
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