Municipality of the County of Inverness
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Casual Labourer – Public Works

Department: Public Works

Reports To:   Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor

Location:       Strathlorne, NS

Position:        Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor, this position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Municipal buildings and grounds. The Public Works Buildings & Grounds Labourer will complete the day to day activities in maintaining Municipal buildings and grounds. As directed, the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Labourer will be responsible for ensuring that Municipal properties are safe, clean and welcoming to staff and visitors.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Complete required work on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Complete the landscaping, maintenance and repair of Municipal facilities.
  • Complete custodial responsibilities of Municipal facilities.
  • Participate in daily pre-work job assessments and toolbox talks.
  • Ensure that all job specific safety reviews, controls and other preparatory requirements are in place prior to commencing an assigned duty.
  • Organize and maintain the inventory of Buildings & Grounds tools and equipment.
  • Maintain courteous and positive public relations with residents of the community, representatives of organizations and visitors by delivering quality service.
  • Carry out landscaping duties, including, but not limited to, grass cutting, whipper snipping, raking, planting and care.
  • Ensure the completion of snow removal, including shoveling, plowing and salting.
  • Perform emergency maintenance of Municipal Buildings & Grounds, as required, including evenings and weekends, upon receiving a call from the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor.
  • Operate equipment, such as lawn care equipment, as required.
  • Assist with traffic control, as required.
  • Adhere to federal & provincial legislation and regulations.
  • Adhere to safety regulations at all times.
  • Conduct and attend safety, operational and training meetings as required.
  • Report all near-misses and incidents to the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor
  • Adhere to Municipal policies and procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

SAFETY:

  • Ensure all policies and procedures set forth by the Municipality of the County of Inverness are observed at all times.
  • Report to the Manager of Infrastructure all work situations which are suspected of being unhealthy or unsafe.
  • Report to the Manager of Infrastructure, any employee whose on-the-job performance or actions contravenes established safety procedures or work practices.
  • Report to the Manager of Infrastructure, all Occupational Health & Safety related injuries or property damage regardless of severity.
  • Submit reports on accidents and other hazardous conditions discovered and promptly attend to all hazardous situations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) or Completion of post-secondary education.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience supervising a team
  • Experience and proficiency utilizing maintenance and landscaping equipment.
  • WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and First Aid Training, or willingness to obtain.
  • Traffic Control Signer Certification, or willingness to obtain.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team environment, as well as, independently.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instruction and maintain records, as assigned.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

To apply for this position, forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to jobs@invernesscounty.ca.

This role will remain posted until filled.

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