Position: Urban Biological Services Labourer 

Division: Community Services 

Department: Parks

Term: Multiple Seasonal Full Time positions available.

Closing Date: 06/28/2024 

Labour Group: CUPE 59 

Posting:  3043 

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Urban Biological Services Supervisor, this position assists with the monitoring and control of mosquitoes, small mammals, Dutch elm disease, other insects and diseases.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Monitors the population of mosquitoes, Dutch elm disease, and other insects and diseases.
2.    Applies pesticides for various pest control operations and ensures that all products are stored, handled and used according to the appropriate Federal and Provincial legislation.
3.    Operates and performs minor repairs to a variety of equipment used in mosquito control and other pest management operations. 
4.    Supports and promotes a safe and positive workplace culture through a variety of initiatives and activities.
5.    Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations in addition to the City of Saskatoon’s Administrative Occupational Health & Safety Policies and departmental procedures.
6.    Performs other related duties as assigned.


•    Grade 12 education.
•    Possession of a valid Mosquito and Biting Fly or Landscape Class, Saskatchewan Pesticide Applicator Licence.
•    Three months' related horticultural/agricultural experience.
•    Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's Licence.
•    Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
•    Physical ability to perform the assigned duties under a variety of weather conditions.
•    Ability to work with minimal supervision.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and civic employees.
•    Ability to use a variety of handheld equipment and tools.

 Weekly Hours: 40 

Salary Range: $19.83 to $21.87 CAD per hour (2023 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talentacquisition@saskatoon.ca.