General Casual Pool Labourer - (Solid Waste)



Requisition ID: 11468  
Department: Public Works Dept.  
Service: Solid Waste Services  
Branch: City Space Waste Operations Branch 
Employment Type: Multiple Casual Positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside 
Salary Information: $17.566 - $17.566 per hour (2024 rates of pay)
Location: 2799 Swansea Crescent  
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Labourer Jobs 
Application Close: 31/12/2024


The Public Works and Environmental Services Department is responsible for ensuring the City’s municipal infrastructure is properly operated and maintained, and for overseeing drinking water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, surface water management, and solid waste collection, processing and disposal.

You are responsible for providing complementary maintenance and labour support for Service Areas within Public Works and Environmental Services.


Completion of some secondary school (minimum Grade 10)

Up to 1 month of experience.


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates are assets
Valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated is an asset


  • General knowledge of City Services 
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Operation with the use of hand tools and power tools (jack hammers, tampers, levels, chainsaws push snow blower push mowers and grass trimmers)
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with management, other employees, and the general public
  • Must be able to successfully complete a Back-fit Test
  • Possess the physical capability to perform the ongoing duties of the position
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements
  • Ability to communicate with the general public and staff
  • Reliability 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy
  • Physical capacity to perform the duties of the position
  • Displays initiative and willingness to contribute
  • Effective team member
  • Must be able to work different work schedules, including weekends and statutory holidays
  • Work overtime as required


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing       
  • Driver’s License Requirement:  A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated  
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.