Welcome To City of Toronto - Applying For The Greenhouse Worker Position


  • Job ID: 21491
  • Job Category: Parks & Natural Resources
  • Division & Section: Parks, Forestry & Recreation, PFR Parks
  • Work Location: Various Locations see below
  • Job Type & Duration: 1 Permanent Full-Time
  • Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $35.84 - $39.26
  • Shift Information: Monday - Wednesday 11:00am to 7:30pm, Sat/Sun 9:00am to 5:30 pm, 40 hours per week
  • Affiliation: L79 Full-time
  • Number of Positions Open:
  • Posting Period: 10-Feb-2022 to 25-Feb-2022
  • Locations: Allan Gardens Conservatory and Park, 19 Horticultural Road, Centennial Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Road

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Supervisor - Plant Production & Greenhouse Operations or Supervisor Conservatories & Horticultural Displays this position will direct staff engaged in the installation and maintenance of floral displays and permanent plant collections, interior plant maintenance in civic buildings and production of various horticultural crops.

  • Directs staff in the scheduling and propagation of various horticultural crops including Integrated Plant Health Care (IPHC), physical plant maintenance and environmental control systems.
  • Monitors and trains staff involved in plant propagation and displays.
  • Lead role in the design and installation of major floral displays.
  • Directs staff in the day to day operation of Conservatory, Greenhouse and interior plant maintenance in municipal buildings.
  • Directs activities of staff involved in the inventory, care and development of the permanent plant collection in Conservatories, including research as necessary.
  • Demonstrates working procedures to staff and assists if necessary in completing projects on schedule.
  • Recommends, implements and liaises with volunteers and community groups involved in the development and delivery of relevant programming, e.g. tours, horticultural demonstrations to school groups etc.
  • Prepares written reports, time sheets, staff assessments, workers' compensation forms, work orders and requisitions.
  • Maintaining detailed crop records, prepares summary reports, determines material requirements and prepares requisitions.
  • Resolves problems with staff on day to day issues.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Degree, Diploma, or certificate in horticulture, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive experience in the scheduling, propagation and growing of flowering, woody, tropical and native plants in greenhouses, conservatories and nurseries.
  3. Extensive experience in the design, installation, care and development of major floral displays and permanent collections.
  4. Extensive experience in Plant health care with an emphasis on Integrated Pest Management in a greenhouse environment.
  5. Experience providing work direction and training to staff.
  6. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class 'G' License and must qualify for the City's equipment operating permits and requirements.

You must also have:

  • Possession of or the ability to immediately qualify for Landscape and/or Structural Greenhouse Plant Pesticide Licenses.
  • Ability to operate all vehicles, equipment, specialized attachments and materials related to the duties of this position.
  • Ability to deal courteously with staff and public community groups.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including report writing.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Legislative Standards and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties.
  • Must be able to work shifts, weekends and overtime as required.

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City's commitment to employment equity.

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City's Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.


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