Temporary Labourer (Downtown Core Winter Term)

Parks and Cemeteries Division Kitchener, Ontario


Temporary Labourer (Downtown Core Winter Term)

Competition Number


Job Code


Posting Date

September 11, 2023

Closing Date

Dec 31, 2023 (at 6:00pm)

Job Status

Temporary Full-Time


The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of approximately 270,000, in the heart of southwestern Ontario. As the largest municipality in Waterloo Region, Kitchener continues to be poised for development and growth, enhancing its reputation as a leader in city-building and innovation, with nationally recognized strategies to build its neighbourhoods, its digital infrastructure and its diverse economy.


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Position Overview:

The Downtown Core temporary labourer will be part of a highly visible operational team in Downtown Kitchener throughout the winter term.  You will have frequent interaction with the public, business owners and the downtown community while performing daily routine operational tasks and duties.  The position will also provide operational support to seasonal events and winter maintenance of target core areas and amenities.



  • Provide operational support to set up/takedown of seasonal events throughout the winter.
  • Collect waste and empty waste receptacles.
  • Pick litter and collect and remove sharps.
  • Assist with the removal of graffiti.
  • Assist with the setup/takedown of outdoor furniture.
  • Perform inspections and carry out maintenance of Downtown Core infrastructure.
  • Perform winter maintenance of specific Downtown core areas and amenities as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma.
  • Valid MTO class G driver’s license in good standing.
  • Able to perform a variety of duties including manual labour.
  • Flexible to work varying shifts, rotational duties, weekends and overtime as required.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member.
  • Must have demonstrated communication/customer service skills and successfully pass applicable testing with an ability to keep accurate written records.
  • Be prepared to be trained in the operation of all related equipment and work skills.
  • Must be reliable with a good attitude and employment record.


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 online testing and training prior to their start date.


The City of Kitchener is committed to an equity-driven, inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and to ensuring our workforce reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons, as well as other equity deserving groups.


We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at [email protected], or 519-741-2200 ext. 7261 to make your needs known, so that we can support your full and equal participation throughout the hiring process.


We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position 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 (shifts may be implemented as required)


Initial Location

Kitchener Operations Facility 




Salary Range

$24.52 per hour