Overview

Urban Green Team: Assiniboine Forest Green Team Coordinator

The Charleswood Rotary Club are looking to hire an individual to assist with park maintenance projects in Assiniboine Forest. This includes trail maintenance, park cleanup, invasive species removal, and planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, and wildflowers.

PROJECT LOCATION: Assiniboine Forest and the Harte Trail, Winnipeg MB

PROJECT/JOB DESCRIPTION: Assiniboine Forest encompasses 287 hectares of aspen-oak forest, wetlands, and small meadows. Numerous trails run through the forest and require maintenance during the spring and summer months. The Harte Trail extends from the south end of Assiniboine Forest to the west perimeter highway in Charleswood. Annual maintenance is required in these parks, including pruning, maintaining tree plantings, and removing invasive species.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • On-site supervisor of Green Team (3 other employees), responsible for record-keeping
  • Maintain and build trails, spread woodchips, prune trees and shrubs
  • Assist with invasive species control, debris cleanup, graffiti removal, and emptying garbage bins
  • Assist with planting and maintenance of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrolment in post-secondary education with a specialization in Environmental Science/Studies, Biology, Ecology, Horticulture, or a related field
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Willingness to work outdoors (under adverse conditions, at times)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public
  • Interest in and general knowledge of Winnipeg’s natural areas an asset
  • Manitoba class 5 driver’s license and ability to operate off-road vehicles is required

WAGE: $16.30 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. 28-hour workweek (Monday-Thursday) or 35-hour workweek (Monday-Friday) depending on funding.

ANTICIPATED TERM: Approximate term: May or June – August 2024. Dependent on funding.

BENEFITS TO EMPLOYEE:

  • Play an integral role in the preservation of a unique natural area
  • Gain familiarity with the flora and fauna of Assiniboine Forest

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HOW TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Email: pwd-naturalist@winnipeg.ca

City of Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 23, 2024

Job Type: Seasonal
Contract length: 11 weeks

Salary: $16.30 per hour

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Winnipeg, MB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Are you enrolled in post-secondary education with a specialization in Environmental Science/Studies, Biology, Ecology, Horticulture, or a related field?

Licence/Certification:

  • Manitoba class 5 driver’s license (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-05-23
Expected start date: 2024-06-03