Parks Worker I

Competition Number: 22133

Job Title: Parks Worker I

Department: Parks, Recreation and Community Services - Parks

Position Type: Up to 10 Casual positions (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $29.25/hr plus 13% in lieu of benefits

Posted Date: April 6, 2022

Last Modified: April 6, 2022, 3:42 pm

Status: Open Until Filled


Do you have a passion for working outdoors?  The District of Saanich, the largest municipality on Vancouver Island, has a diverse parks system with over 170 parks and natural areas and over 100 kms of trails.  The Parks Division is seeking multiple casual Parks Workers to perform a variety of manual tasks in the management and enhancement of park areas in any of the following sections: Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Areas, Construction and Maintenance.  The Parks Worker I will perform activities such as general plant heath care, tree planting, turf management, irrigation repair, and overall park maintenance. Other tasks related to carpentry and landscape construction include the installation and structural maintenance of playgrounds, buildings, park structures, signs, drainage, trails, and other parks related infrastructure.

Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; one accredited course related to the work common to the Parks Division from a recognized post-secondary institution; six months recent previous experience in the works of a Parks Division; B.C. Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate; valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory police information check with vulnerable sector check. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

The successful candidates will work varying shifts Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. depending on the season and operational needs.

*Testing will be conducted*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.


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