Gardener ll – Auxiliary (one year term – mat leave) Competition No. 21-29

July 20, 2021
Closing Date: 
August 5, 2021 - 2:00PM

Gardener ll – Auxiliary (one year term – mat leave)
Competition No. 21-29

Internal / External Opportunity
This is a Union Position
Anticipated start date: September 7, 2021

Located adjacent to downtown Victoria, Esquimalt is a residential community (population 17,000) with extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities, schools and commercial services.

The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a motivated individual to fill an Auxiliary Mat Leave position.  Reporting to the Lead Gardener, this position requires an exceptional team player with the ability to maintain a high standard of maintenance and work coordination while performing the following duties:

  • Maintain park areas; trim hedges; fertilize, hand weed and edge lawn areas and flower beds; dig, mulch and prepare soil for plants; control pests through application of pesticides;
  • Mow and aerate grass; use weedeater and brushcut semi-wild areas around beaches and access paths;
  • Prune trees and shrubs;
  • Empty garbage cans in parks and pick up litter from grounds.
  • Plan and design gardens; select plants; plant;
  • Plan seasonal cleanup of park areas.


  • Technical school diploma in Horticulture. (1 year) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Drivers Licence.
  • Pesticide Applicator's Certificate.         


  • 2 -3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prior to applying, please review the attached job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities.

Salary: $30.45 per hour

Applications are to be submitted to

Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting competition # 21-29 by 2:00 p.m. on August 5, 2021 to: [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.