LANDSCAPER, CONSTRUCTION

City of Brampton - Brampton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Take a look at what employees are working on related to our Term of Council Priorities moving us forward towards The Brampton 2040 Vision.

LANDSCAPER, CONSTRUCTION

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Reporting to the Foreperson, Construction, assists the Supervisor in completion of landscaping projects. This position directs work crews.

Install and repair of paving, timber structures, benches, bleachers, playground equipment, fencing and drainage structures.
Submit schedule of manpower and equipment to complete projects for approval by Supervisor; would also include estimating material costs and delivery schedules.
Inspects/supervises work performed by members of crew on a project; ensures quantity, quality of work and safe/efficient use of equipment, tools, and materials.
Operates equipment/tools/i.e. backhoe, large trucks.
Make arrangements for marking of underground utilities, Gas, Bell, Hydro, Cable, Water, fibre optics or traffic signals. Meet on site with locater or have them mark and fax information.
Communicate with the public in a courteous and efficient manner regarding inquires, complaints and emergencies. Investigate complaints and determine a resolution.
Co-ordinate manpower, equipment and materials for the completion of projects with other supervisors and foremen in the Parks Division, assist them in emergency situations and co-ordinate with contractors working on this job site.
Trains staff to perform work safely and efficiently.
Assists supervisor in administrating the section by recording of time, costing of projects and purchase of materials. This may involve computer input and data retrieval necessary for completion of projects.
Site meetings with Landscape architects for pre-construction and to discuss final acceptance of project. Determine deficiencies and repairs needed.
Provide assistance in snow removal; snow ploughing, Parkskeeper 1-4 duties, pruning, removal & wood clean up, wood lot maintenance, stump removal.
Storm Centre Management, coordinating staff/equipment to respond to any weather event on an as and when required basis.
Co-ordinate and purchase parts and supplies for the construction area projects. Blanket purchase orders and credit cards are used for this purpose.
Provide special events support services on a city wide basis, as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
High school (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of over one year and up to two years in a landscape technician program or equivalent.
Over two (2) years up to, and including four (4) years in landscaping or horticulture.
A valid, non-probationary Ontario Class AZ or ARZ driver’s licence.
Exceptional 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.

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

Job status: Seasonal/Temporary

Hourly rate: $30.22

Applications must be received by July 1, 2020

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above, by July 1, 2020 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate at their own expense to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

The City of Brampton is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.