Gardener

National Capital Commission
Full Time
Ottawa, ON
$50,375–$63,754 a year
Posted 2 days ago
Job description
Job Level: RE-03 $50,375 to $63,754 Closing Date: 23/12/22 Gardeners The Capital Stewardship Branch is looking for two Gardeners for temporary positions until March 31, 2023 and May 19, 2023 with the possibility of extension and/or indeterminate status. These positions are classified as RÉ-03 ($50,375 to $63,754 per annum) ABOUT US The National Capital Commission (NCC) is the federal Crown corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. Building on more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands, principal steward of nationally significant public places, and creative partner committed to excellence in development and conservation. Year after year, the NCC has been recognized as one of National Capital Region’s top employers as well as recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. NCC employees can deploy to departments and separate agencies in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act. DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION Reporting to the Senior Horticulturist, the Gardener provides a broad range of operational services for the maintenance and life cycle management, rehabilitation of the landscape, formal gardens, civil and fleet assets as well as providing operational support services for ceremonial functions, exterior horticultural and general maintenance support. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in a related field or High school diploma with an acceptable combination of specific, short-term, or practical training related to the position through apprenticeship programs, colleges, or red seal certifications. CERTIFICATES / LICENCES: Valid driver’s licence (Quebec residents will be required to pass Class 3 for heavy vehicles). EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in landscape outdoor operations as well as in extensively maintaining formal garden displays including annuals, bulbs, perennials, hedges, shrubs, vines as well as mature and fruiting trees. KNOWLEDGE Of specific pruning and maintenance requirements of various types of roses, shrubs, trees, hedges and vines; Of natural plant health care techniques, including monitoring disease and pest control; Of innovative organic growing techniques; Of edging, deadheading, pruning, staking and mulching techniques; Of standards and guidelines related to life cycle management and rehabilitation of trees, shrubs and perennials; Of snow and ice control materials, best practices and equipment operation; Of basic safety practices. ABILITIES To monitor plant performance and diagnose disease and other pathogens; To work alone or in teams with minimal supervision and provide guidance to students and interns; To operate small to medium motorized horticultural machinery including string and hedge trimmers and leaf blowers; To perform manual labour in carrying out gardening and grounds responsibilities; To communicate effectively and to respond to general inquiries. COMPETENCIES Demonstrating Integrity and Respect Civility and Well-Being Thinking things through - Innovating through analysis and ideas; Working Effectively with Others – Relationships and Trust Building; and Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented – Getting Things Done CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Possess or eligible to obtain Secret security clearance; Linguistic profile: English Essential or French Essential; Position is in the National Capital Region. The candidate must reside within a commutable distance from the workplace (1111 Lisgar Road, Ottawa, Ontario). ASSETS Valid Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certificate; Tractor / excavating / chipper training and certification; Chainsaw safety training and certification; First aid training; Forklift operator training and certification; Experience with ice rink maintenance and equipment operation (power edger, ice resurface, flooding); Experience and knowledge working in a greenhouse. The NCC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group. The NCC is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the Human Resources representative of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If you require additional information on the position or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us at [email protected] Hearing impaired and speech impaired persons can contact us through a Teletype Device (TTY) at (613) 239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll free). Please take note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

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