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Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can help make a difference in a city of vibrant communities? This is an incredible opportunity to work for one of BC's top employers for six consecutive years and to contribute to the exciting evolution of the City of Surrey!

Title Park Technician - Landscape Maintenance
Job Status Full Time Regular
Overview In this position you will perform supervisory and technical work in planning, coordinating and supervising the work of crews and contractors. Working within the budget, this position is responsible for projects and programs, including preparation of plans, schedules, reports and inspections. The Park Technician will perform hands on field work in all weather conditions, prepare annual and seasonal work plans for assigned functional responsibility area, based on section goals and objectives; perform field-work in accordance with accepted standards, techniques and practices; manage programs and projects within approved budgets; administer contracts for work with the Parks Division.

Scope Specific responsibilities for this position also include the operation and maintenance of a variety of mowing equipment, vehicles, and small tools. Experience with the maintenance and operation of a variety of landscape related equipment is required. This would include but not limited to mowing, leaf blowing, snow removal equipment, chainsaws, and power edgers, Experience with maintaining catch basins, grading parking lots, and troubleshooting drainage issues is also preferred.

Requirements The successful candidate will possess one of the following:

Completion of a horticultural Diploma program from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 3 years related experience or Completion of grade 12 supplemented by a horticultural Trades Qualification supplemented by 3 years of related progressive experience or Completion of grade 12 and a horticultural Technical Certificate Program (one year full time) from a recognized post-secondary institution with additional related academic courses and training supplemented by 4 years of related progressive experience. Related experience preferred will include horticulture. An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Candidates must possess superior public relation and interpersonal skills including dealing with others in stressful situations, strong organizational skills and be physically able to carry out the duties as required. A Pesticide Applicator’s License is required.

You will use your advanced problem solving skills to effect on-site resolution of project related problems. Your thorough knowledge of applicable statutes and regulations will ensure your success in this role. Other responsibilities include the maintenance of work-related records and maintenance of records pertaining to the status of projects. You must have a valid B.C. driver’s license with a safe driving history and be able to successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.
Note Effective fall 2013, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.
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