Casual Labourer - Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Type of Posting: Internal & External 

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: February 1, 2024

Closing Date: May 31, 2024

Profession: Labourers & Equipment Operators 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Casual

Job ID: 1927 
 

*Seasonal Labourer Opportunity*

 

** Majority of the recruitment occurs within the first quarter of the calendar year until a full staff complement has been reached. Throughout the season, there may be a requirement to recruit additional staff dependent on operational needs**

 

*Note: Students resuming post-secondary classes in the fall will be granted an early layoff to return to school

 

Position Summary: This position performs entry level labourer duties within the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department for various work units which include:

 

  • Golf Courses
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Open Space Service Lab
  • Parks Maintenance Districts
  • Cemeteries
  • Irrigation/Athletic Fields

 

*Please pick your top three position choices - This is a question in the application process

 

All successful candidates will be required to perform physical labour outdoors in all types of weather. Depending on operational needs, the position may require working non-standard hours, including weekends.

 

All candidates must possess the following:

  • A valid Saskatchewan Class 5 driver’s license
  • Self-starter and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • A proactive team member that contributes to a positive work environment
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment when completing work assignments
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Be dependable and reliable

 

Candidates are recommended to identify their preferred work unit(s) in their application and outline any relevant education and experience as it pertains to any of the specific work units listed below:

 

 

Golf Courses

 

Job Duties: This position consists of maintenance at one of four City operated golf courses: Tor Hill, Murray, Joanne Goulet and Lakeview Par 3.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Experience in golf course maintenance, irrigation, operating turf equipment and string trimmers
  • Valid Pesticide Applicators License is an asset but not a requirement

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $25.32 per hour, after successful completion of training

 

Forestry

 

Job Duties: The City of Regina Forestry team is assigned to maintain the overall health of Regina’s Urban Forest which includes trees and shrubs in boulevards, residential street trees and trees in parks and other open space. This position consists of general tree maintenance. The typical duties in Forestry include planting trees and follow-up watering, tree pruning, tree removals, chipping and stumping. In most cases, shop and equipment maintenance tasks will also be assigned.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Experience using chainsaws and pruning saws
  • Aerial truck operations and brush chipper experience
  • Valid 1A or 3A license and ISA Certification is considered an asset but not a requirement

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $25.32 per hour, after successful completion of training

 

Horticulture

 

Job Duties: This position consists of general labour duties which include flower bed planting and maintenance, but could also include litter-picking, string trimming, irrigation system operation, painting, turf management, tree and shrub planting and maintenance, rototilling, weeding and cleaning maintenance shops.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Experience planting flowers and knowledge of plant species is preferred
  • Completion of some horticultural courses are an asset but not a requirement

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $18.02 per hour, with opportunities to advance to $25.32 per hour, depending on operational needs  

 

Integrated Pest Management

 

Job Duties: This position consists of general labour maintenance involving insect, weed and animal control. There are several pest programs that include: mosquito control, tree spraying, gopher control and herbicide application. 

 

Education & Experience:

  • Experience with insects, weed, animal control is preferred.
  • Valid Pesticide Applicators License is an asset but not a requirement.

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $18.02 per hour, with opportunities to advance to $25.32 per hour, once obtaining a valid Pesticide License 

 

Open Space Services Lab

Job Duties: The OSS Lab assists Forestry and Integrated Pest Management with insect and disease monitoring for urban forest and related human health.  This includes monitoring for issues such as Dutch Elm Disease, Cankerworm monitoring and Mosquito populations.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Experience with insects and diseases related to urban forestry and human health.
  • Valid Pesticide Applicators License is an asset but not a requirement

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $18.02 per hour, with opportunities to advance to $25.32 per hour, once obtaining a valid Pesticide License 

 

 

Parks Maintenance

 

Job Duties: This position consists of general labour maintenance duties at all city parks, school grounds, arterial road medians and boulevards, traffic islands, buffer strips, utility easements, floodplains, natural areas and walkways. The typical duties include litter-picking, string trimming, irrigation system operation, graffiti removal, painting, turf management, tree and shrub maintenance, rototilling, garbage handling, flower planting, shoveling soil or other material, weeding, cleaning depots and other general labour duties in the open space and depots.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Experience using string trimmers, mowers, pruning saws, rototillers and hand tools 
  • Valid Pesticide Applicators License is considered an asset but not a requirement

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $18.02 per hour, with opportunities to advance to $25.32 per hour, depending on operational needs 

 

Cemeteries

 

Job Duties: This position conducts general labour maintenance duties at either the Regina Cemetery or the Riverside Cemetery. The typical duties include litter-picking, string trimming, irrigation system operation, painting, turf management, tree and shrub maintenance, rototilling, garbage handling, flower planting, shoveling soil or other material, levelling graves or monuments, weeding, cleaning depots and other general labour duties.

 

Education & Experience: 

  • Experience using string trimmers, mowers, pruning saws and operating turf trucks

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $18.02 per hour, with opportunities to advance to $25.32 per hour, depending on operational needs 

 

Irrigation Services/Athletic Fields

 

Job Duties: Under the supervision of the Irrigation Worker II or III, this position performs a variety of preventative, emergency and restoration maintenance to various components, which make up the City of Regina’s irrigation systems located at parks, boulevards, medians, athletic fields, golf courses and cemeteries. Typical duties include extensive shoveling soil or other material, repairs or replacement to irrigation lines, valves, sprinkler and fitting, operate and maintain City vehicles, specialized equipment and tools related to irrigation, and assist in overhauling specialized irrigation components including pumping equipment, control equipment, meters and sprinklers.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Experience or exposure to commercial irrigation equipment and experience using hand or power tools

 

Typical Rate of Pay:

  • $25.32 per hour, after successful completion of training


✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.


Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: City Planning & Community Development 

Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services 

Hourly Salary: $18.02 

 

 

The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
 

We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.

 

Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

 

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at Talent@regina.ca.