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Student Labourer
Job Type: Summer Positions
Location: Halifax, NS, CANADA;
Job Category: Skilled Trades and Labour ; General Labour
Job Industry: Government and Public Sector
Job Career Level: Entry Level
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2013

Job Posting Date: February 26, 2013
Internal / External                          
Competition # 13-050U

Subject to Budget Approval and Business Unit Requirements

- Up to 30 Positions
Students must be available to work from April 14, 2013 to September 1, 2013
Municipal Operations, Transportation and Public Works

These positions encompass a wide variety of general labour duties in various locations indoors, and outdoors and varying work conditions.

The incumbents are required to perform any of the following duties: general labour, street maintenance, litter control, routine building/structure maintenance, internal and external painting, loading and unloading equipment and materials, and general care and maintenance of parks, grounds, and outdoor sport facilities and other related labour duties as assigned. By working safely and cooperatively with others you will contribute to meeting the operational objectives of the business unit and HRM.

*Note: To qualify for this opportunity you must have been in full time attendance in school or university during 2012/13 and/or enrolled for full time attendance for the upcoming scholastic year 2013/14. Proof of registration or proof of application to attend for 2013/14 academic year must be submitted at time of interview.

• Experience (in an employment setting) in general labour duties including the use of small equipment such as gas powered whips, lawn mowers, tillers, rakes, shovels, paint brushes etc.;
• Experience in municipal streets maintenance, grounds maintenance, facility maintenance or landscape construction and operations;
• Entry to Confined Spaces, Current CPR, First Aid, Traffic Control Person, Temporary Workplace Signage and WHMIS or willingness to obtain;
• Must be willing to accept occupational related training;
• Must be familiar with occupational health & safety practices;
• Must have a good attendance and work record;
• As a condition of employment, candidates must supply rain gear and work boots according to specifications determined by HRM. Exact specifications will be provided to successful candidates.
• Must demonstrate effectiveness in the following competencies : communication, customer service, teamwork, achievement motivation, concern for order and quality, and diversity.

HOURS OF WORK : Up to 40 hours per week with no opportunity for overtime. Normal hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, however summer weekend shifts and/or other shifts may be required as per the collective agreement.

WAGE RATE : $13.81 hour + 4% vacation pay as per the CUPE Local 108 Collective Agreement- Successful applicants must pay union dues). 

CLOSING DATE: applications will be received up to midnight, March 11, 2013

Please note: Once you have submitted your resume, an on-line questionnaire(s) will appear on your screen which must be completed in order to be considered for this position.

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