Gardener
Manitoba Government
Winnipeg, MB
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An Eligibility List will be established that may be used to fill future vacancies that become available over the next 12 months.

The Manitoba government is seeking a highly motivated Gardener to work at the Manitoba Greenhouse, located at 446 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. This position offers reliable and full time employment with a defined pension plan. The Manitoba government also provides an excellent benefits package which includes extended health, health spending, dental, vision, long term disability, supportive employment, sick leave, paid vacation and maternity/parental leave. Manitoba Finance provides ongoing professional and educational development for its employees.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position, including heavy lifting, pushing and pulling, crouching and climbing.
Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
Must have a valid Class 5 Drivers' Licence.
Must have a Certification in Pesticides and Herbicides Application, or be able to obtain within six months of start of employment
Must be able to work around dust and chemicals, in extreme weather conditions and noise levels.

Qualifications:Essential:
Experience in commercial grounds maintenance, including snow removal and maintenance of lawns, trees, hedges and flower gardens
Experience operating and performing basic maintenance on grounds equipment, including snow clearing equipment, lawnmowers, tillers, and other related tools and machinery.
Knowledge of WHMIS, Workplace Safety and Health Act, and safe work procedures.
Ability to work independently and establish priorities.
Organizational skills.
Interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with contractors, clients, and the general public.

Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Grounds Manager, the Gardener performs ground maintenance at the Legislative Grounds, Memorial Park, Government House and other owned properties within the District. The Gardener will receive direction and instruction from senior Gardeners within the district with respect to grounds maintenance tasks. The Gardener's typical responsibilities include: operating equipment required to maintain grass, roadways, parking lots, walkways and cultivated areas; removing snow and ice from roads, parking lots, sidewalks, roofs and building entrances; planting shrubs and flowers, seeding of lawns, laying sod; general equipment maintenance; and assisting in the application of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides; pruning shrubs, hedges and trees; and maintaining lawns and flower beds.

Apply to:
Advertisement # 35061
Service Centre 3
Human Resource Services
600-155 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8
Phone: 204-945-8819
Fax: 204-948-3382
Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca
Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

WHEN APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, PLEASE INDICATE THE ADVERTISEMENT NUMBER AND POSITION TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND/OR BODY OF YOUR EMAIL.

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.