Apply By: Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Fewer than thirty individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Manual Worker

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Discovery Harbour Operations / Huronia Historical Parks
Job Term:
1 Temporary up to 6 months
Job Code:
18608 - Manual Worker
$21.03 - $22.68 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this unique opportunity with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport where you will provide assistance to the maintenance staff in general upkeep of the modern and historic buildings and grounds at the tourist attraction of Discovery Harbour. The historic site is found on the original location of the British Naval and Military outpost built on Penetanguishene Bay following the War of 1812. The primary task during the 6-month contract period will be supporting the assembly and eventual breakdown of exhibits and displays for our award-winning event, Pumpkinferno!

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We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• assist the maintenance team with the general maintenance and/or repair of the buildings, grounds and equipment, including grounds keeping, snow removal, event set-up, cleaning, etc.
• assist the maintenance team with general maintenance and/or repair of period attraction assets such as reproduction furnishings and historic vessels
• assist in providing historic and modern garden services such as planting/transplanting, watering, cultivating, fertilizing, pruning, weeding, pest control (insect and animal)
• operate vehicles and equipment

Please note:
- You may be required to work weekend and/or occasional evening shifts.
- Hours are commonly 20-25 hours per week but may fluctuate based on the timing of special events, programs and seasonal demands.
- Work schedules are set in advance of the workweek.

How do I qualify?


• You must possess a valid class 'G' driver's license or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Technical knowledge and skill:

• You possess knowledge of the operating standards of general maintenance to provide assistance with snow removal, waste removal, grounds keeping, special event set-up, animal care and general maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment repair.
• You are knowledgeable about the maintenance and sanitation of building facilities and utility maintenance.
• You have the ability to operate vehicles and equipment, including but not limited to: tractors, trucks, utility vehicles, loaders, leaf blowers, line trimmer.

Customer service and communication skills:

• You have proven communication and interpersonal skills.
• You are able to work in a team environment.

Analytical skills:

• You have effective organizational skills to plan work and to ensure deadlines are met.
• You have knowledge of and the ability to apply and interpret policies, procedures and regulations such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Computer proficiency:

• You are proficient with computers and common office productivity software, such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet, etc.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. 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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