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Land Reclamation Worker (15)

City of Greater Sudbury HR

Company: City of Greater Sudbury
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Salary Range: $16.98 to $18.08 per hour
Posting Closes: March 28, 2023
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Section: Strategic and Environmental Planning
Division: Planning Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure

Job Status: Contract positions
Number of Vacancies: 15
Affiliation: Non union
Estimated Probable Duration: May 1 to October 13, 2023
Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly
Shift Work Required: No
Range of Pay: Group 3 $16.98 to $18.08 per hour

This position is not eligible to work from home.

Main Function: Plant tree seedlings and vegetation as directed.  Prepare and spread re-greening materials on pre-determined sites.

Characteristic Duties: Under the general supervision of the Manager of Strategic and Environmental Planning and the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Land Reclamation and the day-to-day direction of the Land Reclamation Foreperson.

Plant multi pot seedlings and vegetation as directed using approved planting methods and tools.
Transport personnel, material and equipment.
Ensure materials and equipment are accounted for and in working order.
Perform daily vehicle inspection, routine cleaning and servicing of vehicles (e.g. topping up lubricants, fluids, coolants, fuel and air) and report defects, entering appropriate information in vehicle log book.
Prepare bulk agricultural limestone for spreading on pre-determined sites.
Spread fertilizer and custom seed on pre-limed sites.
Fill vegetation trays and water jugs for transport.
Dig vegetation and topsoil from forested areas for transplant.
Cut trails for All Terrain Vehicles.
Load and unload materials and equipment from All Terrain Vehicles, cube trucks and trailers in a manner that is safe and in compliance with both the Ministry of Transport of Ontario and the City of Greater Sudbury’s (CGS) procedures and standards.
Ensure, by using a CGS weigh station, that truck weight limits are not exceeded.
Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
Perform other related duties as required.

Education and Training:
Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
Additional educational initiatives to update and expand competencies an asset.
Minimum of one (1) year of responsible and related experience.
Knowledge of:
CGS’s Land Reclamation Program, an asset.
Abilities to:
Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Work in a physically demanding position; outdoors in all weather conditions.
Walk for extended distances (2-8 kilometres) on uneven often perilous terrain, including unstable rocky hills, deep mud and slippery ascents and descents.
Handle loads greater than 20 kilograms, up to 28 kilograms.
Perform repetitive bending at the waist and repetitive arm motions with weighted tree bags hanging on shoulders.
Work in remote or isolated locations, often in harsh weather conditions.
Work in a team or independently.
Ability to drive a 4 tonne truck with a trailer.
Personal Suitability:
Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.
Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
French verbal skills desirable.
Physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid Class “G” driver’s licence and have an acceptable driving record is required for 50% of Workers hired.

How to Apply:
We must receive your resume before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. For those providing a French language resume, please also include an English version.

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Upon submission of your application, you will get a confirmation on the screen that your application has been successfully submitted. You will also receive an e-mail confirmation to the e-mail address on your profile.
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

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