Arborist (Arborist & Tree Care)

Full Time

  CivicInfo BC

  Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

Parks and Recreation Department
Parks Division 

The Urban Forestry Section of our Parks Division is seeking a temporary Arborist for a four month term. The work of the Arborist requires skill and ability at the technical level in the urban forestry and arboriculture field with emphasis on teamwork, providing work direction to other staff, operating an aerial lift truck, climbing, pruning, removing, rigging, assessing, general plant health care and integrated pest management for a wide variety of native and non-native tree species.

Requirements include Grade 12 or equivalent; two year post-secondary diploma in arboriculture or horticulture; two years progressive experience in the field of urban forestry including climbing, pruning, removing, rigging and assessing trees and providing direction to others in the work; ISA Certificate; ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualification and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with air endorsement.Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $33.55 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits.