City of Burlington

Date Posted:
April 13, 2017
Positions:
Arborist - Roads and Parks Maintenance Department
Location:
City of Burlington
Description/Summary:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Forestry, the Arborist provides day to day care and maintenance of trees in order to keep the city’s urban forest in a healthy and safe condition.

The Arborist is responsible for:
•    Climbing, pruning and removing city owned trees from the ground or using an aerial device;
•    Operating specialized forestry equipment such as chainsaws, wood chippers, aerial devices and industrial vehicles;
•    Maintaining equipment including sharpening saws and pruners, inspecting ropes and harnesses;
•    Planning, setting up and securing work sites and providing traffic control when required;
•    Providing assessments, inspections and proper identification of trees and conditions;
•    Cleaning up job sites by raking, sweeping and disposing of wood material.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have:

  • A valid DZ class license with a clean driving record;
  • Extensive experience operating related equipment such as trucks with aerial device, brush chipper, climbing spurs, pole pruners, brace and bit, safety harness, etc; 
  • A thorough understanding of standard arboricultural practices and Arborist Safe Work Practices is required;
  • The successful applicant must possess strong initiative to determine the extent of work to be performed;
  • At least three years of equivalent arboriculture work experience, along with a college diploma in arboriculture or equivalent;
  • The successful candidate must be ISA or MTCU certified Arborist or equivalent;
  • Mobile crane license (0-8 ton) is considered an asset;
  • Working knowledge of GIS;
  • Work order management systems is considered an asset. Strong customer focus and self-motivation is necessary to be successful in this role;
  • This position works a Monday to Friday day shift schedule;
  • The successful candidate must be available to work overtime as needed or respond in the event of an emergency.
Education/Assets/Other:

Job Number: RPM-55-17;
Employment Status:  Full-Time Permanent
Employee Group:  CUPE 44

Pay/Benefits:

The rate of pay for this position is $25.57 per hour – 90% of the hourly rate ($28.41) for 12 months after which the hourly rate will be 95% of the hourly rate for 12 additional months). There is a six month probationary period.

Date Ad Expires:
April 27, 2017
How to Apply:

To apply please visit http://www.burlington.ca/careers and click on “View Jobs”. Please note that applications are only accepted on-line. If you require assistance, please contact Human Resources at 905-335-7602.

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