Landscaper / Groundskeeper - Fort St. John

Location: 

British Columbia

Primary Duties:

  • Provide horticulture services and maintenance for all grounds and gardens within the landscape area.
  • Trees, Shrubs and Hedges:
    • Trimmed, pruned and/or cut to maintain healthy growth.
    • Substantially free from dead or dying branches.
    • Substantially free from litter.
    • Free from disease and/or infestation.
    • Replaced as and when necessary to maintain appearance.
  • Grassed Areas:
    • Uniform appearance with no dead patches.
    • Edges trimmed.
    • Free from infestation.
    • Substantially free from fallen leaves, weeds, litter and excrement.
    • Maintained to a uniform length of 50 mm.
  • Flower Beds:
    • Fully stocked with an appropriate mix of annual, perennial and display plants to provide aesthetically pleasing beds throughout the year.
    • Substantially free from fallen leaves, weeds and litter.
    • Free from disease and/or infestation.
  • Inspect and maintain the irrigation system including winterization and spring start up. 
  • Collect litter and garbage from the landscape and grounds areas.
  • Operate power lawn mowers, power washers, hand tools, and equipment associated with ground maintenance, landscaping.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repair on grounds equipment and tools as required.
  • Keep outdoor furniture and seating spaces clean and in good condition.
  • Ensure landscaping materials and equipment is stored and secured with up-to-date inventory records.
  • Ensure that all areas of responsibility are in compliance with their specific requirements within the health and safety program, including inspection of tools/equipment.
  • Provide supervision and direction to other landscaping staff as required in achievement of the above.
  • Other duties as assigned including assisting building maintenance staff within the facility

Qualifications:

  • College Education in Horticulture/Gardening; or
  • Five years of landscape/gardening grounds experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Knowledge of fertilizersand herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.
  • Skill in operating grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written).
  • Professional and Technical Requirements
  • Establish working relationships with staff; provide assistance in the delivery of services.
  • Develop working rapport with suppliers, contractors and external service providers.
  • Maintain positive relations with clients through effective communications/customer service
  • Apply standard operating practices/established processes to perform duties.
  • Make basic decisions within established procedures/practices.
  • Provide input to operational decisions by identifying client/facility needs.
  • Complete mandatory training programs (annually).
  • As directed, create/implement personal development plan (annually).
  • Work requires utilizing tools and equipment that could cause physical injury if not handled/operated following safety practices/procedures.
  • Physical demands:
    • Exposure to elements - majority of work outdoors.
    • Lifting requirements - maximum 50 lbs.
    • Repetitive physical effort – stooping, climbing, walking and standing.
    • Subject to noise and heat from equipment.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send in resume to careers@acml.ca