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District of Kitimat

Gardener (Red Seal)

Kitimat, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
District of Kitimat

Gardener (Red Seal)
Regular Full-Time
External Posting

The District of Kitimat is offering a unique opportunity for a qualified candidate interested in fulfilling the role of Gardener (Red Seal) to support the maintenance of District gardens, parks and municipal playgrounds.

The Gardener is responsible for planning and scheduling the work of the Parks staff engaged in operational and maintenance tasks on parks, playgrounds and flower beds. Candidates will have the ability to analyze, determine and create plans to meet the horticulture/arboriculture needs of the community and will prepare and administer budgets, including sourcing services and consumables. A thorough knowledge of planting, cultivating and care of a wide variety of plants, shrubs, trees and flowers and of the materials and tools used in garden maintenance will be required.

This is an exciting time in Kitimat. LNG Canada is one-year into the largest privately-funded construction project in Canadian history. Our town is on the precipice of a surge of investment in housing, commercial and light industrial space. We are looking for someone who is excited about shaping the future of a place that strives to live up to its tag line: "A Marvel of Nature and Industry".

This opportunity will allow you to live and work in a community on the edge of the Pacific with good air links to larger centres. YXT (Northwest Regional) is a 40-minute drive, where three airlines offer up to nine flights daily to Vancouver, Calgary and Prince George. Outdoor enthusiasts have boundless access to the ocean, rivers, trails and mountains.

The successful candidate will have a:
•Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal qualification
•Valid BC Class 5/7N Drivers License
This position works 40 hours per week. A wage of $44.80 per hour is offered in addition to a comprehensive benefits and relocation package. This position is within the collective bargaining unit and is therefore subject to the terms and conditions of the current Collective Agreement.

Community Information can be obtained from our website at .

Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume to Human Resources Manager, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H7. Fax: 250-632-4995 or email: . This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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