Parkland County has an exciting opportunity in our Agricultural Services department. Did you know that Parkland County is well known for its dedication for protecting the natural environment including a focus on biodiversity, climate and air, energy, green building practice, responsible recreation and waterfront living!
Now Hiring: Horticulture Assistant (Competition #24-19)
Key Responsibilities Include:
Parkland County has a temporary, full-time positions available for Horticulture Assistants from approximately May to August of 2024. Stationed out of Stony Plain or Wabamun and reporting to the Team Lead, Horticulture, the Horticulture Assistants will maintain flowerbeds, shrubs and trees at County owned facilities as well as identifying insect pests and diseases on County owned properties. The Horticulture Assistants will also have the opportunity to support environmental education and engagement by developing materials, organizing logistics and supporting the delivery of engagement sessions including events targeted at both adults and youth. Additional duties of this position may include writing material related to the sustainability plan and policy updates, supporting ecosystem restoration projects such as wetland creation, participating in administrative meetings, and performing various administrative tasks.
The ideal candidate would have the following:
Current enrollment or completion of a recognized post-secondary program related to horticulture or environmental sciences.
Related experience in horticulture is preferred.
Customer service experience is preferred.
Related equipment operation experience (half-ton truck with or without a trailer, 4X4 ATV, push mower, weed eater, pruning equipment, fertilizer spreader, hand tools) is an asset.
Must have a Class 5 Driver’s License. A current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
The total rewards package for this position includes:
An hourly rate of pay of $25.06 based on 40 hours per week.
Parkland County offers a total rewards package including competitive pay aligned with the Collective Agreement of The International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 955, access to our confidential Employee and Family Assistance Program, and 4% vacation pay and 4% statutory holiday pay in addition to your regular earnings. Our organization offers access to physical fitness including an employee on site gym and lunch exercise programs, a Social Club, a mental health committee, and a comprehensive training program with extensive learning and development opportunities. Visit our careers page to view our Total Rewards Package for this position!
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applications will only be considered through the Parkland County website.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects and values the multivariate diversity of current and prospective employees. We strive to provide reasonable access and accommodation throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you have any questions regarding this, please connect with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Feb 12, 2024
Closing Date: Feb 23, 2024