City of Toronto

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Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level

On-Going Opportunities Description

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Greenskeeper within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Considerable experience working horticulture or in a golf course setting.
  2. Considerable experience in the operation of grass cutting equipment and small power tools.
  3. Experience in the repair and maintenance automated irrigation systems with tools specific to the requirements of the golf course operation.
  4. Experience in the operation of hydraulic equipment with manual or automatic transmissions.
  5. Possession of a valid Ontario Driver's License Class "G" and eligibility to receive a City Operator's Permit.

You will also be required to demonstrate:

  • The ability to set up and operate semi-automatic and automatic irrigation systems.
  • Ability to assist in the repairs of equipment and to aid in the maintenance of said equipment.
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision; work well with co-workers, and members of the public.
  • Familiarity with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, WHMIS, and other regulations that apply to the nature of the Greenskeeper work.
  • Must be able to work a 7 day week operation schedule with flexible starting times.
  • Knowledge of golf course operations is considered an asset.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.