Groundskeeper Opportunities: Current and Future Talent Pools
York University
Toronto, Canada
2d ago

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.

Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

We are currently seeking candidates for part-time Groundskeepers as part of our on-going recruitment process to establish a pool of qualified candidates for various current and future opportunities at York University.

While they vary depending on the specific classification and unique needs of the department, services are provided 24 / 7 in a number of difference classifications up to a maximum of 24 hours per week.

Responsibilities Include :

  • Litter control and emptying of garbage receptacles exterior to all building areas on campus.
  • Watering and care of indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Hand spraying herbicides.
  • Fertilizing, top dressing and applying soil amendments.
  • Applying mulches.
  • Sodding and seeding.
  • Planting flowers, bulbs, shrubs and vines.
  • Trimming hedges and pruning dead wood from trees and shrubs.
  • Digging, cultivating, weeding and edging planting beds.
  • Line painting and maintenance of sports fields.
  • Repairing of concrete structures and surfaces.
  • Construction and repair of walks and patios.
  • Operation of lawn and garden tractors and equipment(up to approximately - 30 H.P.).
  • Shovel snow and apply ice-melting products at entrances, stairs and sidewalks.
  • Wash / wipe clean large recycle and garbage bins.
  • Power wash debris throughout the campus.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Qualifications include :

  • Minimum of 2 years recent grounds care and maintenance experience, including some knowledge of the maintenance requirements of plant materials OR equivalent combination of experience and academic training
  • Experience shoveling (snow, dirt) and lifting heavy equipment / materials / heavy objects- Knowledge of maintenance requirements of plant materials.
  • The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation.

    York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

    York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

    We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community.

    Our long term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

    York University employees must apply to jobs through the Employee Career Portal - YU Hire. If you are a current York University employee and / or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and / or apply to jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.

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