Temporary Labourer (Parks) – Summer Operations

Parks and Cemeteries Division Kitchener, Ontario


Temporary Labourer (Parks) – Summer Operations   

Competition Number


Job Code


Posting Date

January 20, 2022

Closing Date

September 1, 2022

Job Status

Temporary Full-Time

Position Overview: 

Park Operations is seeking candidates to fill the following temporary labourer positions in each of the following park sections: 

  • Turf (18 positions)  maintain, repair and renovate turf inventory 
  • Park Infrastructure & Amenities (12 positions) – maintain playground, trail, hard courts and furniture  
  • Horticulture & Community Gardens (15 positions)  install/remove and maintain (including watering) horticulture inventory (planting beds, pots, hanging baskets) 
  • Fields (13 positions) –operate and maintain sport field inventory 
  • Downtown Core (5 positions)  maintain and support core area experience (litter, garbage, graffiti, inspections, /furniture set up & takedown) 


Please note initial selection for available positions will occur in early February.
Applications received after this will be kept in an application pool in case of future opportunities.



  • Support and perform general operation and maintenance duties to achieve target service levels at parks, facilities, hydro corridors, sports fields, natural areas and parts of the road rights-of-way that are park operations responsibility
  • Collect and dispose of litter, garbage, sharps based on prescribed safe handling procedures 
  • Inspect and documents the condition of various assets against defined parameters
  • Access and perform work in leash free dog parks
  • Work in a collaborative team environment often in a public setting with frequent interaction with the public and user groups
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be reliable with good attitude and employment record. 
  • Must be willing to successfully complete a medical examination if required. 
  • Must have minimum Grade 12 diploma. 
  • Must have demonstrated communication/customer service skills and successfully pass applicable testing with an ability to keep accurate written records. 
  • Must be prepared to be trained in the operation of all related equipment and work skills. 
  • Must be able to perform a variety of duties including manual labour. 
  • Must be flexible to work varying shifts, & rotational duties, weekends and overtime as required. 
  • Must have an ability to participate as an effective team member. 
  • Must have a class G license in good standing.


Candidates selected for hire will be required to provide a satisfactory driver's abstract dated no earlier than 30 days prior to their hire date as a condition of employment. 


Candidates may be required to complete and pass on-line testing and training prior to their start date. 


In accordance with the City of Kitchener’s Mandatory Verification of COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, new City of Kitchener employees (or employees rehired after a break in service of more than 3 months) are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.


We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance.  

Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code.  


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted



Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":

"The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:

1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.

2. within the same Division in the case of students."



Infrastructure Services


Parks and Cemeteries

Union Affiliation


Number of Positions


Hours of Work

40 hours per week



Kitchener Operations Facility




Salary Range