Requisition ID: 35398


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Operations Worker III is responsible for skilled and semi-skilled construction and maintenance tasks with a specialization in chain link fence construction, playground and other recreational equipment maintenance. The duties require heavy physical effort and may involve working in hazardous conditions. Operation Worker III’s are responsible for adhering to established work and safety standards and depending on the complexity of the work required, may work under close direction, guidance and supervision.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The Operation Worker III is responsible for the construction and maintenance of metal, wood and plastic structures, components and hardware. Items typically included but are not limited to are baseball backstops, tennis courts, fences, gates, flag poles, gymnasium and playground equipment. The Operations Worker III will also be working with a variety of equipment and is responsible for maintaining shop areas and work sites.


Education and Experience:
Up to completion of high school supplemented by courses related to the work and sound related experience

Experience in the operation of a wide variety of manual, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and gas powered tools, including motorized construction and maintenance equipment, such as, but not limited to generators, saws, pumps, scaffolding, boom lifts, scissor lifts, power augers, drills, compressors, chainsaws, rotary hammer drills, etc.

A current and valid BC Driver’s License and a safe driving record are required. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.

Local area travel and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Board of Parks and Recreation.

Recognized ITA welding ticket an asset

CSA Playground Inspection is an asset

Forklift Operators Certificate is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and materials used in Structures Shop including but not limited to the construction and maintenance of playgrounds, fences, gates, backstops, tennis courts, handrails, flag poles, flags, swing sets and a wide variety of pool, rink, field and gym equipment.

Working knowledge of City of Vancouver by-laws, safety standards, Parks and C.S.A. playground standards.

Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public and other staff.

Ability to exercise considerable independence of judgment and initiate action for the work.

Ability to courteously answer questions and deal with the public

Ability to follow written (blueprints, word orders and sketches) as well as verbal instructions and maintain accurate records.

Driver’s License and Record Checks:
A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License or higher and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record

5 years accumulation of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year

3 years accumulation of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year

Employees who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail

Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting)

Insurance and Claims History for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting)

All City of Vancouver employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.

Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)

Affiliation: CUPE 1004 Parks

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Start Date: May, 2022

Position End Date: October, 2022

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-315: $30.81 per hour

Application Close: March 6th, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.