Welcome To City of St. Thomas - Applying For The Turf/Horticultural Worker Position


The Corporation of the City of St. Thomas

Parks, Recreation and Property Management Department
has an opening for the following position:



(Permanent, Full-Time)




This CUPE 35 union position, under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Parks and Forestry or designate is responsible for all turf maintenance activities within the City Parks and Athletic fields.  Participates in a variety of activities related to all aspects of turf maintenance of City Parks, Athletic Fields, and related facilities. As required, assists in the environmental control, propagation, care and cultivation of flowers and nursery stock.


Diploma from a recognized horticulture program (2 year program) or equivalent and 2 years’ experience in the field of turf maintenance and/or horticulture.  Must have physical capability to carry out duties.  Must have a valid Class ‘G’ Ontario Drivers' License and current First-Aid and CPR certifications.  Must be capable of performing minor maintenance and repairs to sectional equipment and have proficiency in the use of hand and power tools, operating light and medium trucks, loaders, and tractors and snow ploughing.



Required to work outside and beyond the normal hours of work and participate in the rotational weekend stand-by call period.  May be required to work near traffic and in adverse conditions.

The above is illustrative and not all inclusive.  A detailed job description and HOW TO APPLY may be obtained from the City’s website at www.stthomas.ca under Employment Opportunities.

Remuneration:  $30.72 per hour (2022 rate) working 40 hours per week plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Applications must be received no later than Wednesday March 23, 2022.

Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


All prospective employees, volunteers and students will be required to provide an acceptable “Criminal Record Search” as a condition of employment and prior to commencing employment.   


Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.


The City of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance.  Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 519-631-1680 ext. 4146.

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