Labourer Trainee –

  • Company:
    Town of Qualicum Beach
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Skilled Labor

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

    Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2021.

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