Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Seasonal Gardener in Guelph |canada

Job Description

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary
Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

  • Perform horticultural duties, including but not limited to designing, planting and maintaining annual, perennial, shrub and tree beds to current industry standards, to enhance the horticultural environment of the City of Guelph.
  • Perform watering duties including but not limited to downtown planters and hanging baskets.
  • Propagate, grow and maintain various horticultural crops by various cultivation techniques.
  • Prepare various growing media prior to transplanting; gather, clean, and store stock plants.
  • Assist with monitoring and determining the correct temperature, humidity, ventilation control and control of pests, using an Integrated Pest Management approach.
  • Maintain turf in selected locations.
  • Prepare all planting beds for summer including amending soil and planting annuals and perennials.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding and utilize all job related tools and equipment including, but not limited to, line trimmers, rototillers, brush chippers, agricultural tractors, chain saws, rotary mowers, post pounders, leaf blowers, sod cutters, rakes, shovels etc., in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Carry out all necessary maintenance and adjustments while keeping the equipment in a safe, clean, and tidy condition, and perform daily circle checks and report defects and, if necessary, small repairs in a prescribed manner.
  • Lead and instruct all support staff in the safe and efficient use, care and maintenance of tools and equipment, and horticultural practices.
  • Remove and/or flag obstacles hazardous to employees or the public or that interfere with the safe operation of vehicles or equipment, and duly note and report such conditions to a Lead hand or Supervisor.
  • Comply with requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, The Highway Traffic Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Complete daily activity time sheets; report on variances in daily work plans.
  • Immediately report vandalism, mechanical difficulties and damage.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


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