Career Opportunities

Staff Career Opportunity

Competition: 8546DM
Position Type: Physical Services III
Term: Full-Time
Department: Grounds Department
Date Posted: September 28, 2012
Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidates Are Found
Description: Reporting to the Grounds Supervisor, this position performs skilled work requiring specialized knowledge and training in all aspects of grounds maintenance such as horticulture, equipment operation, irrigation repairs and maintenance of hard landscape features.
Duties: • Perform regular maintenance of grounds; maintain turf grass areas, trees and shrubs
• Follow planned landscaping designs to lay sod, sow seed, plant flowers and foliage
• Dig, plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools
• Spray or spread general fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides onto grass, shrubs and trees using handheld or automatic sprayers or spreaders
• Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems
• Perform caretaking of exterior areas including the sweeping and gathering/removal of litter
• Remove snow and ice from sidewalks/parking lots and install/remove snow fencing
• Operate all riding, handheld and push type equipment used in ground maintenance such as shovel, chainsaw, rake, weed eater, edgers, tractor and riding mower.
• Provide direction and training to seasonal staff
• Provide assistance and support to other departments as needed
• Perform other duties as required
Qualifications: • Grade 12 diploma along with a Journeyman Landscaping Certificate or equivalent
• 2 – 3 years’ related experience
• Must possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license plus have an excellent driving record
• Proven mechanical aptitude and demonstrated ability to operate large/small vehicles and equipment
• Pesticide Applicators License a definite asset
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work in a team environment
• Awareness of safety regulations and requirements and proven ability to work safely
Salary: $1,660.17 semi-monthly
Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidates Are Found
F: 403.440.6629

Submit a separate covering letter and resume for each position you are applying for, quoting appropriate competition number to the address noted above.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.