Co-op Placement - Gardener

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Requisition #:  J0213-1064

Position Title:  Co-op Placement - Gardener

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Short term with possibility of extension

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Horticulture

Number of Positions:  0

Date Posted:  February 28, 2013

Closing Date:  March 10, 2013


In order for your candidacy to be considered, you must currently be enrolled in a university or college co-op program.

Salary Range:

$1,121 to $1,345 payable biweekly (job grade 11), depending on the qualifications of the candidate

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Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Service Group Leader, you are part of a team responsible for providing gardening services within the Bank of Canada. You will contribute to an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and safe work environment for Bank staff and visitors, through the medium of plantscapes.

The interior plantscapes are diverse. They include all aspects of gardening, from small containers to floor plants. The Bank’s atrium showcases a variety of tropical plants. The exterior plantscapes include large containers, city trees and garden beds.

Central Responsibilities:

• perform horticultural activities, including bed preparation, planting, transplanting, pruning and fertilizing, according to current horticultural practices
• apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of duties in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and internal Bank of Canada policies
• maintain and develop existing interior and exterior plantscapes of the Bank’s Head Office
• design and install new plantscapes, taking into account client needs and facilities constraints
• follow work procedures, schedules and quality checks to ensure that standards are met and to satisfy client requirements
• manage pest control and soil management programs to ensure a safe work environment for staff and visitors and to minimize waste

Key Requirements:

• enrolled in, at a minimum, the first year of a horticulture or landscaping program, or an equivalent/related field
• returning to studies in the autumn (part-time or full-time)
• English essential
• precision and attention to details
• proven ability to be self-motivated and to work independently or in a team environment
• proven ability to walk extensively throughout the complex, pushing/pulling carts, standing, reaching, bending and lifting heavy objects
• ability to communicate courteously with Bank clients and, where necessary, refer them to a permanent staff member


• fluent in both official languages (English and French)
• experience working in a greenhouse or similar environment


• This position is being posted externally for university and college students only.
• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for enhanced reliability clearance.
• Any offer will be based on the result of a strength and back fitness test.
• There will be no relocation assistance provided for this recruitment action.
• We are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 10 March 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

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