Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 20)

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Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 20)
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General Labourers
Public Works Services
Public Works, 701 Division St.
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Contract Duration :
Up to 4 Months
Hours of Work:
40 hrs/wk
$23.43 - $28.19/Hour
Date Posted:
September 7, 2022
Closing Date:
December 2, 2022

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary


Operate sidewalk plows to clear and sand sidewalks, walkways and pathways

Required to hand shovel (ex. Stairs, walkways, building entrances)

Required to trim brush

Operate light vehicle plow (1 ton) to clear turning lanes, parking lots, laneways and dead ends

Responsible to clear catch basins

Responsible to patch and repair pot holes

Participate in seasonal parks maintenance

Haul snow and/or sand with 5 or 8 ton trucks as required

Build and take down outdoor skating rinks, assist with making ice and flooding as required

Responsible for garbage collection, litter picking and illegal dumping clean-up

Perform labour related tasks, such as flower bed preparation (i.e. roto-tilling, shoveling, edging), watering flower beds, vegetation removal/ disposal, as well as similar labour and material handling tasks

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

**This position receives 4% in lieu of vacation + 13% in lieu of all benefits in addition to hourly rate of pay**

High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent

1 year of experience driving and/or operating heavy construction equipment, and/or working as a labourer on and around heavy equipment on construction sites

Must have knowledge and training in Traffic Control and Occupational Health and Safety Act

Must possess a valid G Ontario drivers licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract; DZ licence is an asset

Must demonstrate corporate competencies of Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Able to perform the essential duties of the job

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions and perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner

Must be willing to work any and/or all shifts

Proof of immunity to Tetanus and Hepatitis B may be required

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

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Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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