Parks Technician 9
City of Saskatoon
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
4d ago

Duties :

  • Assists with developing and implementing gardening schedules to meet approved service levels and procedures.
  • Assists with developing and implementing tree maintenance and reforestation schedules for parks trees.
  • Assists with the scheduling of irrigation for all areas and monitors them to ensure plant requirements are met.
  • Constructs new planting beds in accordance with designs and monitors existing beds and makes recommendations for renovations.
  • Monitors all areas for weeds and recommends appropriate controls.
  • Monitors and assesses condition of perennial, shrub, and turf areas applying appropriate maintenance techniques as required.
  • Monitors trees for diseases and insect problems and recommends appropriate controls.
  • Operates all types of park maintenance and tree maintenance equipment and instructs staff in proper operating and maintenance techniques.
  • Assists with designing, construction, installing and maintenance of annual beds, perennial beds and shrubs and tree beds.
  • Assists with the supervision and training of assigned staff.
  • Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies and departmental procedures.
  • Maintains and monitors programs which affect public health and safety.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications :
  • Grade 12 education.
  • Grade 12 education.
  • Successful completion of three recognized core courses from a recognized horticulture diploma program.
  • Successful completion of one core course in turf maintenance within one year after the date of hire.
  • Three seasons’ horticultural experience, including one season in parks horticulture.
  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's Licence.
  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within three months after date of hire, the appropriate Saskatchewan Pesticide Applicator Permits.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, within one year after date of hire, a valid first aid certificate.
  • Ability to understand and apply horticultural principles, practices and techniques.
  • Ability to recognize, and to research and recommend programs to control weeds, diseases and insects in turf, shrubs and trees.
  • Ability to operate all types of parks horticultural and tree maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to direct and instruct staff.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the public.
  • Physical ability to perform the assigned duties.
  • Hours : Shift work and weekend work is involved. Salary : $23.80 to $26.24 per hour (2016 rates). Notice Posting Department Contact Information First Name (required) Last Name (required) Phone Number (required) Email (required) Employment Status I am currently an employee of the City of Saskatoon (required) Yes No Employee Number (required) Do you hold a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 driver’s licence?

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