One of the sunniest regions in BC's Lower Mainland, Delta embraces three unique communities - Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen. The City of Delta is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team and share in our commitment to lead the way in public service excellence.
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||Labourer 2: Invasive Plant Management Team
||Temporary Full Time
|Nature & Scope of Work
Location: conducting fieldwork throughout the agricultural areas of Delta
Term: Approximately May 8, 2017 – August 11, 2017
Number of positions: 3
Hours of work: 7:00am-3:30pm
Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for the identification and removal of invasive agricultural weeds by use of weed whips and/or gas-powered weed-eaters. A portion of your time (3-4 weeks) will be spent removing other invasive plants in Boundary Bay and other natural areas, completing riparian restoration works and inventorying invasive species using a handheld GPS. Other duties as assigned.
|Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
You must enjoy working outdoors performing regular, repetitive physical activity in all weather conditions. Required skills include the following:
- Able to work independently and in a team environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience and/or knowledge of invasive species management
- Native and invasive plant identification skills
- Ability to read maps, collect and record data
- Knowledge and use of handheld GPS units
- Experience maintaining and using small hand tools such as weed-eaters
- An understanding of Delta’s geography and natural features
- Ability to maintain records on daily activities and on other required duties
|Desirable Training & Experience
- Preference given to applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate or diploma program with a focus on natural resources/environmental studies
- First Aid Level 1 would be an asset
|Required Licences, Certificates and Registrations
||Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence for Province of British Columbia
||Incumbents are required to follow all applicable Safe Work Procedures, participate in Occupational Health & Safety training and meetings, and to report any hazards in the workplace.
|Compensation, Salary and Benefits
||The Corporation of Delta provides a competitive salary of $27.45 per hour + 6% in lieu of benefits.
|Posting Closing Date
Delta thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates under consideration for a job posting will be contacted. Please note that the shortlisting of candidates may begin before the closing date of the posting. Preferred candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory Police Information Check and may also be required to submit a current Driver’s Abstract.