Our team is highly skilled, passionate about our community, and we care. Let’s grow together.
Anticipated for a period of up to 4 months
Who We Are
In Whitby, we are dedicated to our work, our community, and each other. We work hard, we have fun, and we celebrate our successes.
The Town of Whitby is a community in transformation that is located in the heart of Durham Region in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Whitby is the second-largest municipality in the region and one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Located on Lake Ontario and only an hour east of Toronto, the population of Whitby is expected to grow from 140,000 to more than 200,000 by 2031. Whitby’s Official Plan has been updated to establish new directions for Whitby’s planned growth and development; the protection of our natural and built environments; urban design intensification; sustainability; community improvement; and, new employment within this time frame.
The Town of Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with an award-winning marina, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.
Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future, with a community that is welcoming, growing and transforming. On our team, you can expect to make a difference through your work and have a direct impact on shaping our growing community. Creating an inclusive environment where employees experience job satisfaction and have rewarding careers is important to us. We live our values and foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, respect and engagement where people enjoy coming to work.
We want to be the preferred employer for the most talented people who care about the Town of Whitby, and are excited and proud to serve our vibrant community.
Let’s grow together.
What You Will Get To Do
The successful candidate will have a positive impact on our corporate culture by demonstrating the Town’s CARE core values (Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Engaged) through daily interactions with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts and elected officials.
By effectively building positive rapport and relationships both internally and externally, the successful candidate will help us achieve our mission that together we deliver services that make a difference in our community.
Reporting to the Manager of Operations (Parks) and/or the Supervisor of Operations (Parks), and under the direction of the Working Foreperson(s), the Temporary Help incumbent will provide labour and maintenance duties relating to the Parks Division, including:
performing general duties within the Forestry workgroup such as watering and/or mulching;
assisting the Horticulture/Turf workgroup with ongoing maintenance duties such as watering and/or weeding;
performing general duties within the Grounds Maintenance workgroup such as leaf/debris clean-up and/or grass cutting/trimming;
assisting the General Maintenance workgroup with duties such as litter and debris pick up;
ensuring all equipment and/or tools are operated in a safe and professional manner;
providing excellent customer service, including responding to inquiries/concerns from the general public and other members of staff in a courteous manner; and,
assisting with other duties as assigned.
Who You Are
As the successful applicant, you are:
a safety conscious individual, with a demonstrated ability to adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
well-developed in interpersonal and public relations skills to appropriately respond to resident concerns and establish positive working relationships with all staff; and,
a collaborative team member, with the ability to work independently, under minimal supervision.
What You Bring To Our Team
As the successful applicant, you must possess:
a secondary school graduation diploma;
a valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence, maintained in good standing;
a minimum of six (6) months directly related experience in parks and parks maintenance;
physically fit and capable of performing strenuous physical labour with heavy lifting up to 50 lbs., in varying weather conditions;
the ability to operate various tools and equipment in a technical and safe manner;
strong technical, numerical, analytical and researching skills to ensure work is completed safely and accurately; and,
a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form.
What We Offer You
$20.29 - $25.33 per hour
Current Hours: Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; forty (40) hours per week. Flexible hours maybe required during emergency situations.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
At the Town of Whitby, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences, which is why we are committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment for our team. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will be happy to provide. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
Acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.