Landscape Technician


Company :  Fortwhyte
Location :  MB, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
Job Title: Landscape/Habitat Technician (Summer Employment Opportunity)

Supervisor: Site Manager

Hours of Work: Full-time (37.5 hours) 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a rotation of weekends

Dates: June 26 to Sept 4, 2017

Job Summary: The Landscape/Habitat Technician is responsible for FWA site maintenance including buildings and grounds as well as for various enhancement projects.

Principal Tasks:
1. Maintain all FWA buildings (Alloway Reception Centre, Interpretive Centre, Adventure Site and Siobhan Richardson Field Station) and the grounds around them on a daily basis (40%)

Top-up bird feeders

Sweep down sidewalks/boardwalks

Handle repairs as needed

Take out boats, canoes, picnic tables, etc. for the season

Irrigate native plantings including Prairie Sod House grass

Control weeds and cut grass by Alloway Centre, Visitor Parking Lot, Boreal Forest area and Carbon Bluff mound, Teaching Circles, and Prairie Sod House

Assist volunteer gardening team as needed

Implement various environmental/enhancement projects, under the guidance of the Site Superintendent (60%)

Install way-finding and interpretive signage as needed

Enhance the landscape for cross-country ski trails (5 km)

Initiate and maintain lakefront willow control

Maintain and enhance trails (7 km)

Repair floating boardwalks (1 km) and docks as needed

Control watershed management: cleaning ditches and culverts, clearing cattails, regulating pumps

Assist with set up for weddings and events

Hiring Criteria:
Experience in grounds keeping and building maintenance work

Experience in operating handheld power equipment

Strong and able-bodied for the physical requirements of the job

Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision

Valid Driver’s License with means of private transportation (no bus service to FWA)
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