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Job Posting: Grounds Maintenance Worker


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Head Teacher of Shihiya School, the Grounds Maintenance Worker is to perform regular grounds and landscape maintenance to ensure Shihiya School grounds are immaculately cared for.

Duties and Tasks

  • Year-round groundskeeping duties
  • Mow lawn using riding lawnmower provided.
  • Trim and edge around walkways and fencing
  • Apply seeding to the ground to enhance growth.
  • Remove snow in winter conditions and keep outdoor areas safe during bad weather, including spreading de-icer on walkways and steps.
  • Sweep walkway of debris.
  • Rake, mulch, and prune the grounds as needed.
  • Provide mentorship.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Prior experience working within a First Nations community/organization (considered an asset)
  • Knowledge of the Splatsin community is valued
  • Excellent leader and mentorship skills
  • Previous gardening experience
  • Ability to use all gardening and carpentry tools
  • Physical strength, stamina and skill to do all garden-related tasks
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to build rapport with community members and colleagues
  • Good ability to problem solve
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license with satisfactory driver’s abstract

Work Environment

Work is performed outdoor in various weather conditions. Gardening tools, carpentry tools, snow blower, riding lawn mower and other equipment

Instructions

Submit your resume referencing the position in the email subject line, by email to [email protected]. All submissions will be reviewed, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

COVID-19 considerations: The office is currently closed to the public and/or by appointment only. The office follows provincial WorkSafe BC guidelines.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

Community Profile

The Splatsin people reside on reserve lands adjacent to the City of Enderby to the south and across the Shuswap River to the east, within the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc, the largest Interior Salish-speaking First Nation in Canada. Their traditional territory stretches from the B.C./Alberta border near the Yellowhead Pass to the plateau west of the Fraser River, southeast to the Arrow Lakes, and the upper reaches of the Columbia River encompassing 180,000 square kilometres, 32 communities, and a population of 15,000 people. The Splatsin and Secwépemc has total jurisdiction and title to all of their people, lands, and resources and have not surrendered, ceded, or released them to the government.

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