Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 16)

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Job Title:
Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 16)
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Job Category:
General Labourers
Public Works Services
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Contract Duration :
Up to 4 Months
Hours of Work:
Up to 40 hrs/wk
Probationary Rate:
$22.81 - $27.96/Hour
Date Posted:
October 7, 2020
Closing Date:
November 4, 2020

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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;

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

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 DZ Ontario drivers licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract;

Passing of associated written and driving tests are required to move onto the interview.

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 at candidates’ expense.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.