New Job Utility 6 – Landscape Horticulture/Maintenance In New Brunswick

Utility 6 – Landscape Horticulture/Maintenance
Utility 6 – Landscape Horticulture/Maintenance

Utility 6 – Landscape Horticulture/Maintenance

Company : City of Moncton / Ville de Moncton
Salary : Details not provided
Location : New Brunswick

Full Description

Atlantic Canada's leading zoo that educates and inspires conservation action
Working together to enrich the lives of animals and to provide visitor experiences that inspire a connection to and action for nature
Sustainability, Inclusivity, Innovation, Accountability, Excellence, Bilingualism

Magnetic Hill Zoo and Magnetic Hill Park - Job # P1083A

This position reports to the Maintenance Foreman, Magnetic Hill Zoo.

The incumbent will be responsible to provide maintenance, care, supervision, and leadership for the successful management of Magnetic Hill Park & Zoo grounds. This will include a wide range of ongoing year-round care of public, staff and animal exhibit grounds, including landscaping, general gardening, weeding, mowing, soil amending, planting, horticulture/landscape projects, and grounds maintenance activities as they relate to the zoo and park infrastructure maintained by the City of Moncton. It will include duties ranging from general maintenance, janitorial, facility maintenance, winter snow and ice control, path maintenance, ponds and pools maintenance, and small tree maintenance. They will provide the guidance, supervision, and coordination of assigned staff, students and equipment required to meet deadlines, budgets and project objectives as assigned by management.

The City of Moncton is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must submit their application through an online system that can be found at
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for interviews will be contacted.

For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at
506-877-7707 or visit for information on the hiring and application process at the City of Moncton.

The Magnetic Hill Zoo's 40 acre park provides a friendly environment for visitors to experience an appreciation for and connection to more than 70 indigenous and exotic species. The Animal Care team strive to provide excellent care and enrichment for the lives these animals. The Zoo is divided into four distinct areas: the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Discovery.

Throughout the year, the Zoo hosts special seasonal events and fundraisers. Educational programming is also available.

This position is a unionized position. The City of Moncton offers an attractive salary and benefits package in accordance to the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 51 Collective Agreement:

CUPE Collective Agreement


  • High School graduate or GED equivalency.
  • Must have a diploma in horticulture from a recognized college or university and/or be a qualified Landscape Horticulturist as designated by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour from the Province of New Brunswick.


  • Must have two (2) years of work experience specifically related to Landscape Horticulture
  • Must have two (2) years of work experience operating landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment including but not limited to: tractors with implements, plow trucks, utility vehicles, mowers.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience with the ability to coordinate and manage multiple crews and tasks.


  • Ability to communicate effectively in both languages (oral; English and French). Must meet basic (1+) Level as per the Province of New Brunswick Linguistic Standards or willing to obtain.


  • Knowledge of current ANSI A300 Pruning Techniques for trees and shrubs and tree evaluation methods.
  • Knowledge of plant names and cultural requirements of zone five ornamentals including shade trees.
  • Knowledge of nursery stock quality as contained in the Canadian Nursery Landscape Associations "Standards for Nursery Stock".
  • Ability to follow written instructions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to fill out reports.
  • Ability to work with mobile technology.
  • Basic computer literacy is a requirement. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft office.


  • Have and maintain a valid Class 5 driver's license.


  • Responsible for all ground maintenance, horticulture and landscaping activities at the Magnetic Hill Zoo and Park. This will include but not limited to plant selection and landscaping for displays and exhibits including participating in design and planning with management. Ensure that all mowing, raking, weeding, trimming, and watering of plants is performed on a regular schedule as required.
  • Operation of departmental light trucks, tractors, gardening tools and commonly used motorized parks maintenance equipment.
  • Provide effective supervision of a small group of staff and students with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds. Show employees how to do tasks and provide guidance.
  • Establish work priorities and schedules. Assist/provide input to supervisor on work performance of others. Discuss performance issues with employees on advice of Maintenance Foreman.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, volunteers, and visitors.
  • Will be required to monitor and control disease, weed and insect populations using current Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.) methods. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of noxious weeds is a seasonal component of this job. On site application of Plant Health Care (PHC) relating to zoo and park.
  • Enforcement of the NB Occupational Health and Safety Act and the NB Pesticide Applicators Act as it relates to assigned duties, employees, and outside contractors.
  • Refuse and litter collection of zoo and park grounds and facilities will be required.
  • General maintenance during winter months to include but not limited to snow removal, sanding and salting, operation of trucks and tractors and outdoor equipment.
  • Responsible for maintenance of shrubs, small trees, and perennials to insure health and floral display. Pruning as per current I.S.A. Standards. (ANSI. A300 pruning standards)
  • Responsible for testing and maintaining ponds and pools to zoo standards.
  • General landscape construction including tree planting, fall and summer bulb installation, bed construction, seeding and sodding, construction, renovation and maintenance of paths and related facilities.
  • Supervision and coordination of the plant deliveries, and installation and maintenance of these bedding plants, lawn, tree, shrub, and perennial plant displays throughout the park.
  • Carries out park inspections and prepare written reports related to park infrastructure condition and tasks to be completed. Fill out and delegate daily work orders for assigned staff. Data collection and submission relating to tools and equipment inventory control. IPM Accreditation record keeping. Updating of plant material quantities and locations.
  • Assists in special event set-up and tear down as required.
  • Assist in performing janitorial duties at the Magnetic Hill Park and Zoo including all public washrooms, public buildings, and staff buildings.
  • Assists in maintenance and repair of any buildings and equipment belonging to the zoo.
  • Assist and participate in a zoo safety procedures and practices and training.
  • All other related duties as assigned.


  • All employees must comply with Council and Corporate adopted policies and directives. (ie. Attendance Management, Respectful Workplace and Health and Safety).
  • Work requires contact with employees in own work group, employees of other departments, contractors and the general public. Occasional contact and working with contractors when performing work for the City of Moncton.
  • Work will require to be without direct supervision.
  • Maintain a firearms license or willing to obtain.
  • The work will require supervision of work crews, providing advice and guidance to workers, and reporting job progress and details.
  • Hours of work will be as per Article 23.01(b) Tourism. Will generally be Monday to Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm, with the requirement to be scheduled for evening and weekends for operational needs.
  • This work requires considerable physical effort to work in extreme hot, extreme cold and all types of stormy, humid, and wet weather conditions. Occasional hazards for this position would be considered moderate.
  • The work requires occasional periods of extended hours to ensure facilities are operational and safe for public use.
  • Work requires considerable physical effort and work in an outside environment.
  • Works requires occasional exposure to disagreeable conditions.
  • The work requires a very high level of attention or mental-sensory coordination with sustained periods of concentration.