Gardener II, District
City of Brampton
Brampton, ON
Job Description

Under the driection of the Foreperson, Horticultural/Supervisor, Operations Facility, designs and maintains annual beds, shrubs and turf in assigned City Parks (maintains Park facilities)

Diagnoses flower, shrub, and turf problems and sprays as needed: selects required pesticide, calibrate required amounts and apply, ensuring safety.
Designs, prepares, and maintains annual and shrub beds and planters, including selecting flowers/shrubs, laying topsoil, fertilizer. Plants, cultivates, prunes and fertilizes. Inspects beds and performs required maintenance; sprays with pesticides as needed.
Directs assigned staff including assigning and verifying on-site work.
Responsible for an individual budget for the year.
Selection of trees and shrubs needed for replacement or new planting.
Prunes, maintains, transplants trees; checks for damage/disease, potential hazards, etc. and refers problems to Treeperson as needed.
Responds to on-site public requests, provides information.
Maintains turf areas: cuts/mows, fertilizes, aerates, dethatches, irrigates, seeds, sods, applies top dressing and applies herbicides/pesticides.
Design and maintain turf and flower bed irrigation systems.
Maintains indoor plants; waters, fertilizes, repots, and applies pesticides.
Prepare stock requirement for tender and provide input with regard to suppliers.
Attend related seminars, trade shows and maintain certifications.
Operates tractors, mowers, chainsaw, brush chipper, water and spraying equipment, snow removal equipment, and hand tools. Maintains equipment/tools, and sets-up for Park projects. e.g. removes trees, plants or transplants/stakes.
Maintains park areas including litter and debris pick-up, removing and replacing garbage cans, overpainting graffiti, checking Park buildings for cleanliness, etc.
Repairs, assembles Park facilities, i.e. constructs or repairs planters, beds, fencing, signs, pathways, sports facilities (e.g. bleachers), etc.
Provides advice to Foreperson and Landscape Architects regarding horticulture, maintenance routines, pathways, and other park planning matters.
Performs winter maintenance: operates equipment to clear snow from park walkways, bridges, outdoor ice rinks, etc. Salts and sands park areas; grooms ski trails.
Inspects Park facilities/fixtures on an on-going basis to identify required repairs, and to ensure public safety. Informs Foreperson of required work.
Performs additional similar and related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of over one (1) and up to two (2) years in Landscape Technology, Horticulture or equivalent.
Over two (2) years, up to and including four (4) years of in a horticulture, greens keeping or gardening environment.
A valid, non-probationary Ontario Class D licence with airbrake Z endorsement.
Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Submit a Criminal Record Check.

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

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Job status: Contract
Job Type: Union

Hourly rate: $24.93

Applications must be received by July 01, 2019

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by July 01, 2019 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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