Summer Student-Maintenance Helper Horticulture



Requisition ID: 5902 

Department: Public Works Dept. 

Multiple Positions

Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside

Salary Information: $15.779 per hour (2023 rates of pay)

City: Ottawa, ON 

Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment

Application Close: 01/09/2023


The mandate of Parks, Forestry and Stormwater Services is to provide municipal drainage, laboratory testing services for drinking water, solid wastes, effluents, receiving waters and ground waters, stormwater management, engineering and environmental monitoring, parks (including lawn, landscaping, play structures, outdoor field maintenance, and winter maintenance services) and forestry (municipal forests, street and park trees) services in the City of Ottawa. Services and programs are designed to provide a one-stop shop for Ottawa residents, where they can access educational (by-laws and standards), preventative (home owners and landlords) and maintenance service requests (general public) within the service group.

You are responsible for carrying out landscape maintenance activities within assigned parks.


High School Student - minimum completion of Grade 10

Minimum of 1 year but less than 2 years of related experience is required, including horticulture experience


Valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated


  • Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance.
  • Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures.


  • Ability and willingness to operate small and light equipment (e.g. push/ride on lawnmower, trimmer, leaf blower, truck/trailer combo, etc.) Ability and willingness to lift heavy objects


  • Language Requirement:Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and 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; This position requires the successful candidate to use their own transportation.  
  • 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 women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.


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.