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Student Labourer - Parks North & South

Student Labourer - Parks North & South

Competition Number 
Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Category 
Engineering & Operations
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CUPE Local 87
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
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More information about this job

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor is responsible for the general ground maintenance.


Major responsibilities:

  1. Cuts and trims grass, including weed eater duties.
  2. Lines ball fields.
  3. Weeds flower beds.
  4. Picks up garbage.
  5. Paints.
  6. Conducts ground maintenance.
  7. Completes boulevard tree maintenance, including planting, chipping, etc.
  8. Conducts playground equipment maintenance.
  9. Completes janitorial duties, including cleaning and stocking washroom buildings.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.




Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Superior customer service skills and ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Physical Demands:

  • This position requires constant standing/walking; frequent squatting/kneeling, and lifting
  • Must be able to operate riding lawnmowers and paint striper for ball fields.


  • A certificate in standard first aid and CPR would be an asset.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class G driver’s license or its equivalent
  • May be required to work irregular hours and weekends.