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Groundskeeper I

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Position Title Groundskeeper I
Posting Number ES1084P
Job Posting Open Date 05/24/2023
Job Posting Close Date 06/07/2023
Anticipated Layoff Start Date #1 12/01/2023
Anticipated Layoff End Date #1 01/31/2024
Anticipated Layoff Start Date #2
Anticipated Layoff End Date #2
Position Start Date 06/19/2023
Position End Date
Location Lansdowne & Interurban
Applicant Portal Position Category Support Staff
Employee Group Support Staff (CUPE)
Pay Grade S - Pay Grade 4
Salary $23.22 - $24.75 per hour
Number of positions to be hired under this posting 1
Additional Pay Considerations
Days of the Week Monday to Friday
Work Schedule
7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Total Hours Per Week 37.5
Position Reason Replacement
Position Type Recurring Regular Full Time
Posting Type Employees & General Public
Division/School Facilities Services
Department Grounds
Job Description
Under the supervision of the Groundskeeper III and as instructed by a Groundskeeper II or III, performs maintenance on all college hardscapes, landscapes and outdoor areas to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for staff, faculty, students and visitors.

- Performs landscape maintenance and work orders that do not require Horticulture Certification; this includes maintaining laws, shrubs, flower beds by digging, hoeing, weeding, planting, watering, fertilizing, mowing, pruning and edging;
- Performs hardscape maintenance to ensure roadways, parking areas and walkways are clear of hazards and debris by sweeping, power spraying, blowing and physically removing material;
- Operates maintenance and grounds equipment, including ride on and handheld equipment (mowers, rototillers, blowers, trimmers, edgers, tractors etc.);
- Maintains artificial turf;
- Erects signs on Camosun properties;
- Completes routine outdoor painting projects, including stairs, railings and other hardscape markings;
- Drives Camosun College trucks, to trailer equipment to job sites, pick up supplies and equipment fuel, dump and dispose materials, and to occasionally complete snow removal and sanding/salting activity;
- Maintains and organizes grounds buildings and keeps equipment in safe, good working condition, including minor and, applicable major, repairs;
- Provide information to students, staff, faculty and visitors about way finding, parking procedures etc. Interaction with staff and faculty in regards to grounds activity, by fielding request for work or requests to stop work, and following up with supervisor;
- Assists with irrigation projects;
- Ensures safe working conditions are maintained while performing tasks;
- Performs other related duties similar in scope and complexity.
Grade 12 education plus six months related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be in good physical health and have the ability to operate equipment and tools related to landscape and hardscape maintenance. Must have the ability to operate a computer for email, required training and work orders. Class 5 or 7 (N) BC Driver’s license is required.
The core capabilities are required for all positions at the college.
Focus on Students and Their Success (Core)
• We all have a role to play in promoting and supporting students – directly or indirectly – contributing to their success, education and transition as they build their path to the future.
Cultural Alignment (Core)
• Inclusion and respect align with Camosun’s traditions of lifelong learning and positive, supportive experiences for all. We examine our individual and institutional cultures and, through indigenization, consider other ways of knowing (thinking), being (approaches), doing (acting), and relating.
Fostering and Nurturing Relationships (Core)
• Fostering and nurturing relationships is at the core of everything we do. Successful workplace relationships take time to develop and include building trust, engagement and collaboration.
Posting Detail Information

Open Until Filled
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Special Instructions to Applicants Regular employees as defined in the CUPE Collective Agreement shall be considered prior to all others.
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Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Camosun College values diversity as a strength and strives to be an equitable and inclusive college community of students and employees. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that adheres to the BC Human Rights Code which protects against discrimination based on Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical and mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age. The College also recognizes and honors UNDRIP, the TRC Calls to Actions and the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Act. Going beyond legislation, Camosun recognizes the historical and persistent inequities that many people of marginalized groups have faced in society and in the workplace. We seek to dismantle these barriers through systemic and institutional changes focused on strengthening inclusive hiring practices, accessibility and organizational culture. We recognize that moving towards more equitable communities is an ongoing and evolving journey - one which the College is committed to undertaking. Since Camosun plays an important role in creating change within communities, it is our hope that our employees reflect the diversity of our students and experience an inclusive and supportive work environment. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the nature of your eligibility to work in Canada?
    • Canadian Citizen
    • Permanent Resident
    • Work Permit
  3. If you have a valid work permit, please indicate its expiry date (mm/dd/yy)

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents