Casual Labourer – Grounds Department

Full Time


The Vancouver Board of Education welcomes applications for the position of:

Casual Labourer – Grounds Department

Salary: $24.94/hour (+4% in lieu)

(+opportunities for higher starting wages for positions with the Grounds Department)

Hours: 7.5 hrs/day

Start Date: ASAP

Only applicants who are fully qualified will be considered for this position

At VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, VSB is one of Canada’s most diverse school systems.

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the x?m?θk??y? ?m (Musqueam), S?wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and learning and work to expand Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum and within our 107 schools and programs, where more than 50,000 students learn and grow.

Equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education. More than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students’ needs, applying evidence-informed practices and building relationships.

VSB’s culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics. Students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging are equally important.

We strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we seek to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. Our work is guided by the VSB Education Plan and grounded in the embedded equity statement.

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The VSB Grounds Department is looking for casual labourers available for year-round and seasonal work assignments.

The Grounds Maintenance Department is concerned with the maintenance and construction of all school board facilities from the site buildings to the sidewalks. This includes all lawn and garden areas, sport fields, playgrounds, fencing, underground services and all asphalt areas. This constitutes year round support programs and includes seasonal extremes such as snow and excessive rainfall.

This position may be assigned to any VSB worksite under the auspices of Grounds Maintenance, Maintenance and Construction and/or Material Services. Employees may be required to move from site to site during the workday.

The successful candidate will be required to work with minimal direct supervision in a team environment and maintain collegial working relationships. Staff are required to communicate with school principals, school staff and students to ensure minimal disruption to the learning environment. All employees are required to work safely in accordance with WorkSafe B.C. guidelines

Required Qualifications:

Completion of grade 12

Class 5 driver’s license is an asset

Landscaping experience is an asset

Ability to meet the high physical demands of: exposure to a variety of weather conditions, vibration and noise, dust and flying particles, lifting and carrying heavy objects, physical coordination and exertion in a variety of postures, working in dirty and dusty environments, sustained postures for some tasks, working in confined spaces or at heights.

Examples of Duties:

Grounds Maintenance – assists truck drivers to load, unload and deliver a variety of materials and equipment; assists the Gardeners in ground maintenance, including weeding; cuts and trims grass; mixes and pours concrete; sets posts; constructs, maintains, repairs and lays our sports field and associated fixtures and equipment; erects, assembles, maintains, repairs and dismantles playground equipment; digs trenches, lays pipes; performs demolition work; breaks concrete, moves and removes sand.

Material Services- moves and stores boxes, furniture, equipment and tools; arranges furniture as directed; assists truck drivers to load, unload and deliver a variety of materials and equipment; sets up and breaks down loan equipment and furniture; transports and carries material to work area.

Maintenance & Construction – assists journeymen in structural construction work; assists with delivering, handling and preparing job sites; performs demolition work; transports and carries material to work area; breaks concrete, move and removes sand.

Your application must include:

Cover letter


Two References – Your current Manager and 1 more most recent direct supervisor. Include their full name, title, company name, email address, phone number and the months and years they supervised you

A copy of your Work Permit or PR Card (if you are not a Canadian Citizen)

We do not notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.

Applicants will be contacted directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.



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