Job Details:

Seasonal Landscape Gardener (Summer)

Job Details
Open Date Jan 04 2019 - 01:29:00 PM Close Date Feb 03 2019 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Seasonal Landscape Gardener (Summer) Posting Type Contract
Posting Status Active Position Length Seasonal
Department Group Engineering Services Hours per Week 40
Department Engineering Services Openings 2
Education High School Diploma    
Location Operations – Yard: 5670 Regional Road 25, Milton

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Position Summary:


The Town of Milton’s Engineering Services Department is currently accepting applications for the contract position of Seasonal Landscape Gardener. Successful candidates must be able to work Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 to Monday, September 30th, 2019.


Major Job Responsibilities


  • Maintains flower and shrub beds on Town properties
  • Directs, trains and guides seasonal student crews with work relating to horticultural duties
  • Complies with all health and safety practices as it relates to the work, standard operating guidelines and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Performs other duties as assigned in accordance with Department objectives


Education and Experience:


  • Certificate/diploma from a recognized horticultural institution is considered an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of shrubs, annual and perennial flowers with display establishment and a specific knowledge in outdoor plant maintenance
  • Qualified to operate vehicles including tractors, pickup trucks and 1 ton dump trucks
  • General understanding of horticultural practices and able to prioritize/schedule work effectively
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate/CPR and WHMIS is considered an asset
  • Minimum G license required


The successful candidate must have clean driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving habits. A recent driver’s abstract dated within 30 days will be required if selected for an interview. Persons with 4 or more demerit points need not apply.

The Town of Milton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code; the Town of Milton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Town’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. All applicant information collected is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and under the authority of the Municipal Act; used strictly for candidate selection.