Irrigation Specialist (Seasonal)

Job Number: S164

Contract   |  Niagara Falls, Ontario   |  Posted on Jan 10, 2017 ← Back

Ontario’s Niagara Parks

PRESERVING a rich heritage, CONSERVING natural wonders, INSPIRING people, worldwide!


Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Botanical Gardens and general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, School of Horticulture, within established policies and procedures, contributes to the efficient operation of the Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture business. Designs, upgrades and maintains irrigation systems and equipment on Botanical Gardens. Participates in applied practical teaching and evaluation of full time students in relation to the operation of the Botanical irrigation system(s). In conjunction with the Assistant Superintendent, School of Horticulture, aides in development of course content and delivers curriculum related to irrigation systems.


Completion of a Diploma or equivalent Certificates in the related irrigation trade. Valid Class “G” Driver’s License. Two years of demonstrated experiences and knowledge of design, operation, repair and installation of irrigation systems in landscape construction; including management and instruction. Ability to plan, organize and supervise and evaluate the work activities of students; good communication and interpersonal skills; ability to deal with the public using tact and courtesy; record keeping skills. Ability to work independently. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position and strong mechanical aptitude and experience. Knowledge and experience with an extensive range of horticultural equipment, tools, tractors, and associated implements related to irrigation systems. Extensive knowledge of industrial and horticultural safety practices and the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations. Must have specific knowledge of irrigation equipment and systems.  Must be able to physically work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions during all seasons. Must be willing and able to work overtime on short notice and to perform shift work and standby as required and scheduled to fulfil the requirements of a seven-day operation. A successful Police Information Check is required for the selected candidate.

Niagara Parks offers a wage of $22.74 per hour.

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Applications for this position will be accepted until January 26, 2017.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.    We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at (905) 353-5411, or by email to, or by TTY, Local (905) 356-5672, or Toll –free 1-855-356-5672.


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The Niagara Parks Commission

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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Start Date

Mar 06, 2017

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