New - Summer Student - Parks

January 13 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Environment, Environmental, General Labor, Warehouse, General Labor, Warehouse, Environmental, General Labor, Warehouse
Markham, ON

New summer student applications are now be accepted for the above position in the Operations Department, Parks in the Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line by March 30, 2020.

Please note that Students must be available for orientation and to commence full-time summer employment on May 4th.

Job Summary

You will perform a range of duties under the direction of a Working Supervisor. You will assist in general grounds maintenance such as playgrounds, athletic facilities, parks and boulevards, mowing grass, trimming, annual planting of flowers, trees and shrubs. You may also assist with the activities required as part of the City of Markham special events.

These positions may operate 7 days a week and may include early mornings, weekends and some evenings.


  • Perform general grounds maintenance within parks, facilities, boulevards and park amenities.
  • Operate push mowers, ride on mowers, cord trimmers etc.
  • Participate in seasonal planting to include pulling weeds, planting flowers, shrubs, trees.
  • Assist with the preparation and clean up of special events.
  • Participate in litter clean up.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Enrolment in a related course is an asset.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program on a full-time basis.
  • Previous work experience using push mowers, ride on mowers, tractors and cord trimmers.
  • Knowledge and experience of general gardening is an asset.
  • Able to perform constant standing, walking, bending and crawling.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential duties of the job including lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills for day to day interaction with the public.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.
  • A valid class "G1" or greater driver's license is preferred.
  • Must be available to work weekend, early mornings and/or evenings as required.
  • Must be available to commence full-time employment in May and work the entire season until Labour Day.
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled in a full time post secondary education program.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact the HR Department with your requirements.

We thank all applicants who have applied; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email.

Please respect our scent free environment by not wearing scented products when visiting the office.

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