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Sports Fields, Turf, and Irrigation Technician
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

July 23, 2020
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: J0620-0547 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Job Description: At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

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The City of Abbotsford is currently seeking an experienced professional to join their dynamic team as the full-time Sports Field, Turf and Irrigation Technician in the Park & Facility Operations division.

Reporting to the Sports Field, Turf and Irrigation Coordinator, you will be responsible for the construction, maintenance and management of turf grass and sports fields and repair, replacement and maintenance of irrigation systems; utilizing techniques and practices consistent with industry standards.

Your love of the outdoors and turf grass maintenance will be ideal for this role in maintaining park areas, irrigation systems, sports fields, municipal grounds and boulevards. As the Sports Field, Turf and Irrigation Technician you will work in a wide range of turf grass related duties including routine repair, maintenance and development of park areas; assist in construction of sports fields; installing irrigation and drainage systems; applying integrated pest management practices. Your considerable knowledge of materials, methods and tools used in maintenance of turf grass, synthetic sports fields and irrigation systems along with your skill in the operation and care of all turf related tools and machinery will make you an asset to the team.

As the successful candidate you will have:

Completion of Grade 12;
Completion of one year of technical training in turf grass and irrigation from a recognized post-secondary institution;
Two years’ experience maintaining specialized turf grass;
Completion of a Supervisory Skills training course or equivalent experience;
BC Pesticide Applicator's Certificate in landscape and garden category;
Valid BC Driver's Licence.
This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $27.58 to $32.46.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please visit us online at: www.abbotsford.ca/careers

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2020
Web Address: www.abbotsford.ca/careers
Opening Date: July 9, 2020 08:30 AM
Closing Date: July 23, 2020 04:30 PM

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