Horticulture Student, Public Works (Summer Student 2024) - City of Kingston

Job Details

Horticulture Student, Public Works (Summer Student 2024)

  • City City: KINGSTON
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $20.00
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 3
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Student
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40
  • Schedule Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

  • Plan, plant and responsible for the subsequent aftercare of municipal horticultural displays, sport and other turf and the urban forest
  • Assist in planning and performing all aspects of plant (tropical and garden annual & perennial) culture, garden design and maintenance
  • Maintain records of daily activities for future reference as well as performance records for individual flowers, gardens and bulbs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Shift hours of operation are between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm, (Monday to Sunday)
  • Must be available to start full-time work as of May 6, 2024, varied shifts including evenings and weekends

Qualifications, Competencies

  • Preference will be given to those enrolled in horticulture
  • Must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence
  • Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Ability to work alone or in a team environment
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Proof of immunity to Tetanus and Hepatitis B may be required prior to start date
  • Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions
  • Must be able to follow instructions and complete daily work assignments
  • Must provide and wear CSA approved protective footwear
  • A satisfactory criminal record check will be required by the successful candidate at their own expense

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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