Temporary Labourer (Parks)- Summer Operations

Parks and Cemeteries Division Kitchener, Ontario


Temporary Labourer (Parks) – Summer Operations

(Temporary Full-Time for approximately 7 months)

Competition Number

2023-609 to 616

Job Code


Posting Date

December 20, 2023

Closing Date

August 30, 2024
Ongoing Recruitment - Interviews will begin February 2024

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.


The City of Kitchener is WHERE you want to work! Learn more about the top reasons to join us:

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Position Overview:


Parks Operations is looking to hire team members in the areas of: 

  • Turf: Maintain, repair and renovate turf inventory.  
  • Park Infrastructure & Amenities: Maintain playground, trail, hard courts and furniture   
  • Horticulture & Community Gardens: Install/remove and maintain (including watering) horticulture inventory (planting beds, pots, hanging baskets).  
  • Fields: Operate and maintain sport field inventory. 
  • Downtown Core: Maintain and support core area experience (litter, garbage, graffiti, inspections, furniture set up & takedown).  Provide supervision of the wading pool at Carl Zehr Square and monitor the activities of users to ensure policies, rules, and

regulations are followed.



Initial selection for available positions will be for applications received prior to February 3, 2024. Applications received after this date 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. 
  • Participate in training for the operation of all equipment and work skills related to the position. 
  • Work in a collaborative team environment often in a public setting with frequent interaction with the public and user groups.  



  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.  
  • Valid MTO “G” class driver’s license in good standing and ability to provide Drivers Abstract at your own expense as a condition of employment.
  • Must be flexible to work varying shifts, & rotational duties, weekends and overtime as required.   
  • Must be reliable with good attitude and employment record. 



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


Initial Location

Kitchener Operations Facility 




Salary Range

$25.07 per hour (January 2024 rate)