City of Toronto

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Parks Handyworker 2

Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

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 Parks Handyworker 2 within our Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.

Please Note:

  • Although there may not be current vacancies, your resume will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must re-apply after six (6) months.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs semi-skilled tasks required for the maintenance and operation of City parks, park buildings, outdoor rinks and properties
  • Operates and performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to various types of motor vehicles, tractors, mechanized grounds maintenance, and grass cutting equipment
  • Performs tasks required for the safe and proper operation and maintenance of City parks and amenities including landscaping; installation and maintenance of horticultural areas; snow removal; turf maintenance including grass cutting and trimming, sodding, seeding, topdressing and aeration; litter, garbage and recycling pickup; preventive maintenance and minor repairs to park amenities and infrastructure
  • Operates ice resurfacing equipment and cleans and maintains ice surfaces. Inspects ice making equipment, takes readings, maintains records and log books
  • Prepares for all types of permits, programs, public functions and sports activities, including set up and take down of equipment and furnishings, and lay out and lining of sport fields
  • Drives vehicles and transports crews to designated area
  • Provides work direction to other staff, and carries out duties that meet Health & Safety standards in a safe and responsible manner
  • Communicates and ensures good customer service to community groups, members of the public and other staff
  • Completes daily forms and checklists as required relating to Parks building use, completed tasks, problems, and complaints
  • Performs other related work as assigned

Key Qualifications:

Your resume must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Considerable experience in performing work related to general parks grounds and parks building maintenance and repairs.
  2. Considerable experience in performing work related to turf and sports field maintenance.
  3. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" Driver's License, and be qualified to obtain City equipment operating permits and requirements. In addition this position may be required to possess a valid Province of Ontario Class "DZ" Driver's Licence and be qualified to obtain City equipment permits.

You will also be required to demonstrate:

  • Ability to use hand tools, mechanical equipment and make minor mechanical repairs and adjustments associated with parks buildings and parks maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform landscaping and construction duties.
  • Knowledge of proper cleaning and parks maintenance techniques and the ability to perform day-today duties in parks and parks buildings.
  • Knowledge of the handling of materials related to the duties of this position.
  • Knowledgeable in the safe and efficient operation and routine maintenance of all vehicles, equipment and specialized attachments related to the position.
  • Ability to accurately follow verbal and written instructions and sketches.
  • Ability to give direction and provide training to staff as may be required, and ensure that work is carried out in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties and must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work shift/weekend/overtime as required.

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 may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Applicants are required to provide their accommodation needs in advance and submit adequate documentation to support their request for accommodation in the assessment process and/or to perform the essential duties of the posted position. For disability-related accommodation, documentation must be from the applicants' treating physician outlining their functional limitations.