• Parks & Transportation Summer Student (Full-time/Term)

    Posted: 02/21/2021

    Parks & Transportation Summer Student (Full-time/Term)

    Are you a student looking to gain work experience? Do you love working outdoors, handling equipment and being physically active throughout the day? If so, we’d like to introduce you to our Parks & Transportation Summer Student position openings!

    The City of Wetaskiwin is seeking summer students to support both Parks and Transportation on our Public Works teams during the 2021 spring/summer season (April-August).

    • The Parks position is responsible for the beautification and maintenance of floral areas, parks, open spaces, cemeteries, playgrounds, and downtown streetscapes.
    • The Transportation position is responsible to assist with the maintenance and repair of all City roadways, drainage systems, sidewalks and signs.

    You are the ideal candidate if…
    • You are a student looking to gain work experience.
    • You have excellent customer service skills.
    • You enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions.
    • You are mechanically inclined and enjoy the physical aspects of work.
    • You have high standards for your work.
    • You are strongly motivated to learn and eager to meet (or exceed) basic requirements.
    • You have good tolerance to stress/pressure.
    • You love to engage and work with a team.
    • You value a safe environment and will practice and enforce all City of Wetaskiwin health and safety policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities  

    Parks
    • Provide excellent customer service.
    • Collect garbage/recyclables from City-operated parks and facilities.
    • Clean and carry out minor repairs to shops, yards, parks, tools, equipment, buildings and contents and machines.
    • Maintain outdoor sidewalks and pathways.
    • Assist in cemetery lawn maintenance and general clean up.
    • Assist in pruning and bucking trees.
    • Weed, water, fertilize, seed, install turf, and other maintenance.
    • Operate equipment such as self-propelled and/or self-riding lawn mowers.
    • Work outdoors and on feet for extended periods.
    • Lift and move medium weight objects 10 to 30 pounds and on occasion up to 45 pounds.
    • Additional duties and special projects as required.

    Transportation
    • Provide excellent customer service.
    • Repair and construction of streets, curbs and sidewalks.
    • Cleaning and maintenance of storm drainage.
    • Perform vegetation brushing, ditching & grass cutting.
    • Clean and complete minor repairs to machinery and equipment.
    • Operate small equipment.
    • Complete storm drainage cleaning & maintenance.
    • Follow all City of Wetaskiwin health and safety policies and procedures at all times.
    • Ensure public safety while flagging or performing other duties around traffic and work sites.
    • Additional duties and special projects as required.


    Education and Qualifications
    • 15-30 years of age.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Ability of perform all functions of the job and can lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Ability to work outdoors for extended period of time under all weather conditions.
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time on a variety of surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, turf, etc.
    • Can operate small equipment with experience using common hand tools (e.g. shovel, pick, rake, pulaski, tamping bar, axe, hatchet, machete, handsaw, loppers, pruning shears, power washer, hand vacuum, and hand buffer).

    Application Information
    Please send your resume with cover letter to hr@wetaskiwin.ca no later than end of day March 10, 2021.


    The City of Wetaskiwin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

    The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement will be utilized for this Employment Opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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