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National Capital Commission


The Official Residences Division of the Capital Stewardship Branch is looking for a Supervisor, Horticultural Services for a permanent position. The position is classified as an RÉ-05 ($68, 641 to $91, 072 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 Manager, Grounds and Greenhouses, the Supervisor, Horticultural Services directs all horticultural services at the six official residence properties, including garden maintenance, greenhouse operations, arboriculture and floral services, in accordance with best practices and regulations. The individual assists the manager in the management and optimization of human, financial and physical resources. The individual also leads the rehabilitation of assets under their responsibility, in consultation with other professionals to ensure compliance with heritage, architectural, environmental and other applicable guidelines.


Post-secondary diploma for horticultural and/or greenhouse technicians from a recognized institution.


  • Valid driver’s licence (Quebec residents will be required to pass the Class 3 for heavy vehicles).
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience delivering horticultural services especially in high-profile locations such as embassies, parks, government buildings, universities, hospitals etc.
  • Managing financial and human resources.
  • Managing technical and physical assets and resources.
  • Preparing, negotiating and managing contracts and complex service agreements.
  • Experience in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.


  • Of the NCC, its mandate, priorities and programs.
  • Of principles of contract negotiation, and complex service agreements.
  • Of the principles of management and conflict resolution.


  • To coordinate support for events, ceremonies, and monitor work of external consultants.
  • To organize workload, establish priorities, and meet strict deadlines.
  • To take initiative, innovate and solve problems.
  • To work effectively with interdisciplinary teams.
  • To communicating effectively both orally and in writing, in both official languages.
  • To work irregular hours and overtime (evenings, weekends and public holidays) on occasion.


  • 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


  • Possess or eligible to obtain Secret security clearance;
  • Linguistic profile: Bilingual CBB
  • Position is in the National Capital Region. The candidate must reside within a commutable distance from the workplace (Rideau Hall, or 40 Elgin street, Ottawa);
  • All employees of the core public administration, including the NCC as a crown corporation are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


  • Chainsaw operator certification
  • Pesticide applicator license
  • Chipper training
  • Tractor/excavator training
  • Forklift operation

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).

To apply please sent resume through https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/careers.