Website City of Whitehorse

Opportunity Type:
Job

Position Title: Maintenance Person, Parks
Hours Per Week: 4 X 10 Hours
Guaranteed Minimum Hours: 40
Start Date of Position: 5/3/2022
End Date: (Temporary and Term): 9/16/2022
Category: Trades, Transport, Operators & Labourers
Range: $28.13 – $33.09
Status of Position: Temporary

Position Description
Job posting closes: March 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm (Yukon Standard Time)

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union.

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Job Code:092
Department: Parks
Job Summary: The incumbent operates and maintains the City’s parks, trails, green spaces, outdoor facilities, playgrounds and cemeteries in the City.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Operates and maintains parks, trails, boulevards, playgrounds, campground, the Frank Slim Building, outdoor structures and equipment.
  2. Assists with installation of outdoor structures, implementation of landscaping and installation and maintenance of irrigation systems.
  3. Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  4. Responds to public inquiries and report complaints.
  5. Monitors park users and responds to emergency situations.
  6. Enforces established standards of conduct and decorum and appropriate use of equipment.
  7. Prepares grave sites, performs interments and finish site, including installing headstones.
  8. Assists with implementing special events and Parks & Recreation programs.
  9. Acts as Crew Leader and backfills for Shipyards Park Labourer and Outdoor Rinks Maintenance Person and as assigned.
  10. Other related duties.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Number of Hires Needed: 26

Position Requirements

Working Conditions:
Regular hours of work are four 10 hour shifts per week between 0500-0100 Sunday through Saturday. Exposed to extreme temperatures and inclement weather when working outside. Frequent requirement to work from heights and around high voltage.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Completion Grade 10
  • 1 year related landscaping and maintenance experience in a commercial setting and 3 months on the job training
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C  – 16 hours
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Fall Arrest – 7 hours
  • Traffic Control course – 14 hours
  • Electrical Overhead Wire course – 7 hours
  • Basic related trade experience is an asset (carpentry, mechanical, etc.)
  • Must be able to lift heavy (greater than 23 kg) items on a daily basis
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:
Grounds and maintenance equipment, irrigation equipment, water truck, excavator, bobcat trailers, chainsaw, power tools, vehicle, custodial equipment, basic carpentry and small power tools, general office equipment (Microsoft suite, ERP, etc.)

Other Details:

COVID-19 Note: The City of Whitehorse recently lifted requirements for all new hires to be fully vaccinated from Covid-19 before their start date. The Covid-19 situation continues to evolve and the previous vaccination requirements for all current City employees and new hires may be re-instated, should the prevailing status change. The City of Whitehorse continues to follow the direction and recommendations from Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) and public health authorities.

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City’s online Applicant system via www.whitehorse.ca/careers. Instructions on applications are provided at https://www.whitehorse.ca/departments/human-resources/how-to-apply. If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at HR@whitehorse.ca.

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume.

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process.

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.

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