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Approximately 131 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

STUDENT - PARKS SERVICES/LANDSCAPE COORDINATOR
Organization:    Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Division:    Ontario Place Corporation
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    8 Temporary positions between 7 – 16 weeks duration, starting in May or June
Job Code:    Student 2 - Student Level 2, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $11.10 - $11.10 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    63478
 

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario noted in the city list above. You will be required to identify the cities you are interested in applying to. Because some cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario please confirm the location using Google Maps when applying. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on this application form. Resumes and cover letters cannot be attached.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Apply Online - Student Application Guide - item 1 in Key Resources

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

• Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the park to ensure a clean and safe environment
• Provide garbage removal services throughout site by emptying receptacles into bins and transporting to central waste collection area by motorized utility vehicle (gator/golf cart)
• Assist staff with ground and lawn maintenance, brush removal, and clearing culverts
• Operate a variety of small gas powered landscape tools to maintain landscaped spaces
• Assist in the setup, monitoring and clean-up of events
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• Identifies problems and attempts to resolve them before deferring to the Assistant Manage
• Assist with a variety of other tasks around the park as needed
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned
* Successful candidates will be required to provide their own safety footwear.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
All positions require students to be 15 years of age on the first day of employment with no age limit.

Some positions require students to be 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age if you are a person with a disability) on the first day of employment due to program funding.

Some positions on this job ad will require the successful candidate to undergo a general-level screening check, which includes a criminal record check, at their own expense

Qualification Requirements:
Communication and Organizational Skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills to respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries and provide information to internal clients and/or public

Technical Skills
• You apply basic safe operating practices to work with machinery and equipment
• Conduct mechanical maintenance of grounds, buildings, and lawn care equipment and tools (e.g. tractors, lawn mowers, weed trimmers and portable pumps)
• You will be provided with training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Interpersonal, Team-work and Other Skills
• Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines
• Following directions and seeking clarification
• Being comfortable working around water

Other Requirements
• You are at least 18 years of age
• You must have a valid Ontario G2 Drivers Licence (or higher) with an excellent driving record
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• Ability and comfort in operating small machinery and using lawn care tools
• The flexibility to work assigned shifts. Shifts will vary in length and days of week due to events. A schedule will be provided 2 weeks in advance

Pre-Screening Questions

  • *Are you a resident of Ontario?

  • *Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?

  • *Are you 15 years of age or older?

  • *Are you either 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age for a person with a disability)?

  • *Please indicate your student status:

  • *Please indicate when you will be available to start work:

  • *If you are considered for a job that requires a personal security screening check, will you consent to the screening?

  • *Tell us why you are interested in this position (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *Continue to describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role, or enter "nil" (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *List your academic activities including achievements, awards, recognition, etc. (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *Experience providing information to clients including answering the phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries

  • *Experience planning, organizing and coordinating routine office work e.g. assemble and prepare information and materials, prioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines

  • *Experience developing and distributing a range of documents e.g. spreadsheets, reports, graphs, agendas, presentations, correspondence etc

  • *Experience conducting research, performing analysis and compiling, synthesizing and summarizing information

  • *Are you at least 18 years of age?

  • *Do you have an Ontario G2 driver's license (or higher)?

  • *Are you willing to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items within safety regulations?

  • *Are you willing to perform tasks that involve handling small machinery and equipment (e.g. tractors, lawn mowers etc.)?

  • *Experience with park maintenance including lawn maintenance and ensuring a clean and safe park environment

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 8 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, February 14, 2014
 
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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