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National Capital Commission


The Official Residences Branch is looking for a Grounds Technician for a permanent position. The position is classified as an RÉ-03 ($50, 376 to $63, 754 per annum).


The National Capital Commission (NCC) is the federal Crown Corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. Building on more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands, principal steward of nationally significant public places, and creative partner committed to excellence in development and conservation.  


Reporting to the Senior Grounds Technician, the Grounds Technician provides a broad range of operational support services in the maintenance, life cycle management and rehabilitation of the landscape, civil infrastructure and fleet assets, as well as providing snow and ice control activities and operational support services for ceremonial events. The incumbent participates in a wide range of horticultural activities; provides support in greenhouse operations, provides guidance, training and coaching for students. The incumbent ensures proper equipment management by operating, maintaining, adjusting and making minor repairs to a wide range of equipment; and maintains inventory and record keeping as required by fleet policies and procedures.



A diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in a related field; or an acceptable combination of education, specific short-term or practical training related to the position through apprenticeship programs, colleges or red seal certifications e.g. Landscaping, Horticulture, Turf management, Arboriculture, etc.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of specialized turf equipment and techniques (tractors, mowers, aerators, detachers, topdressing, over seeders, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of snow and ice control materials, best practices and equipment operation.  


  • Of the NCC’s Official Residences mandate and programs;
  • Of diverse techniques in horticulture, landscape and environmental practices;
  • Of life cycle management to ensure the preservation, development and rehabilitation of heritage horticultural landscape assets; and
  • Of work-related safety standards and work procedures and practices.  


  • To set priorities, make decisions, meet deadlines and adapt to changing conditions;
  • To work in a team environment;To operate and maintain various pieces of machinery and power equipment;
  • To ensure quality control by following policies, guidelines, procedures and practices; and
  • To communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


  • Demonstrating Integrity and Respect; Civility and Well-Being
  • Thinking things through - Innovating through analysis and ideas;
  • Working Effectively with Others – Relationships and Trust Building; and
  • Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented – Getting Things Done  


  • WHMIS qualification
  • Valid driver’s license (Québec residents will be required to pass the class 3 for heavy vehicles).Possess or eligible to obtain Secret security clearance; and
  • Linguistic profile: English or French  


  • Ice rink maintenance and equipment operation (Power edger, ice re-surfacer, flooding).Small engine and mechanical training/experience;
  • Chainsaw operator certification;
  • Experience with landscape installations, i.e.: fencing and stonework;
  • Tractor/Excavator/ Chipper training/experience;
  • Irrigation installation and repair competency;
  • Fork lift operator training and certification    

The NCC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The NCC is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the Human Resources representative of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If you require additional information on the position or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us at [email protected]

Hearing impaired and speech impaired persons can contact us through a Teletype Device (TTY) at (613) 239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll free).

Please submit your resume to  https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/careers