Summer Students - Parks, Facilities & Recreation Department (5 positions)

Competition Number: 2024-03

Job Title: Summer Students - Parks, Facilities & Recreation Department (5 positions)

Department: Parks, Facilities and Recreation

Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary

Salary: $18.41/hour

Posted Date: February 12, 2024

Closing Date: May 31, 2024

Last Updated Date: March 11, 2024, 10:37

Status: Open


Summer Students

Parks, Facilities, and Recreation Department

Temporary, Full Time; Up to Five (5) Positions


Posted February 12, 2024

The City of Fernie is now accepting applications for up to five (5) Temporary, Full Time, Summer Student positions within the Parks, Facilities, and Recreation department. Employment for these positions will be on a full-time basis starting on or about May 1st, 2024, and will be part of CUPE Local 2093. This position is posted internally and externally concurrently.

 Applicants for the positions listed below must be mature, performance orientated individuals with the ability to work extremely well with others and independently with little supervision.  They must work in a safe and responsible manner, and exercise good public relations. Applicants must be enrolled in full time post-secondary education.

 NOTE: this job description is not ratified and is under review through a joint committee between the City and CUPE Local 2093 to more accurately reflect the current roles and responsibilities of all positions at the City.


Primary responsibilities will be ensuring the ongoing safe operation and maintenance of community parks, green spaces, playgrounds, and facilities, and assisting with events. Other areas of work within the City are being considered through evaluation of student studies and qualifications. 

  • Operating equipment such as grass cutting machines and weed trimmers.
  • Labour and landscaping duties such as weeding, seeding, turfing and other grounds and park maintenance.
  • Cleaning and carrying out minor repairs and painting to shops, yards, parks, equipment, buildings and content and machines as necessary.
  • Making daily inspections of equipment operated to ensure safety and efficiency.
  • Emptying and cleaning garbage cans and collecting garbage.
  • Special event preparation.
  • Maintaining simple records, including maintenance records.
  • Securing of equipment, property, buildings, and vehicles.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Unrestricted, Class 5, BC Driver’s License
  • Enrolled in full time post-secondary education.


  • Physically capable of completing manual labor-intensive tasks such as lifting, carrying, etc.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing with the public and fellow employees.
  • Exercise independent judgement and initiative.
  • Safety oriented individual.
  • General understanding of the use of a variety of tools and equipment related to maintenance.
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Additional Information

 All positions are scheduled to end on or before September 1st, 2024.  Students will be required to work July 1st for our Canada Day Celebrations, no exceptions. All student position applicants must be returning to a post secondary institution as full-time registered students.  Proof of registration and tuition payment for full time studies in August 2024 is mandatory from all students.

 The above description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions and duties as required for proper evaluation of the job and will not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Employees may perform other related duties and tasks as required to meet the needs of the operation.

 Wages are in accordance with CUPE Local 2093 ($18.41/ Hour). This is a non benefited position with limited time off available.

Note: Wages under review during Collective Agreement negotiations with City of Fernie and CUPE Local 2093 and any pay increases will be retroactive.

 This posting will remain open until filled. Detailed applications containing resume and cover letter should be addressed;

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

 Jacquie Hill, Manager of Parks, and Recreation

c/o Human Resources

City of Fernie, PO Box 190

Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0 or


The City of Fernie strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, City of Fernie will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.


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