City of Burlington

Date Posted:
May 12, 2017
Positions:
Field Services Technician-Forestry
Location:
City of Burlington
Description/Summary:

Field Services Technicians are responsible for assisting with development and administration of a full range of operational programs relating to the maintenance of the city’s right of way, open space & park assets.  This particular vacancy is responsible for delivering services related to tree management and maintenance including the City’s emerald ash borer (EAB) initiatives; contract administration; tree inventory management and program data co-ordination and reporting.  Other responsibilities include public and private tree bylaw administration, budget tracking, tree health and risk assessments, and report writing / presentation preparation & delivery.

Job Number:  RPM-67-17
Employment Status:  Full Time Permanent
Roads & Parks Maintenance Department

Qualifications:

The Field Services Technician - Forestry will be primarily responsible for:

  • Contract Management and Program Delivery, including contract document preparation, contracted services administration, expenditure tracking, quality control of contracted service delivery, and coordinating tree removal, stumping and replanting;
  • Preparation of arborist reports; assessment of 3rd party arborist reports;
  • Tracking of budget expenditures;
  • Tree inspection including regular monitoring and documenting of tree health, risk assessments, recommending mitigating measures and coordinating maintenance activity;
  • Data management and performance analysis related to the City’s tree inventory and annual treatment program;
  • Responding to  inquiries from the public, including both private & public tree issues;
  • Providing notices; organizing and holding public meetings, as needed and presenting information to educate and inform the public;
  • Mapping and data manipulation of tree inventory & attributes using GIS technology;
  • Developing and implementing strategies for public awareness and engagement;
  • Technical report writing and preparation of Powerpoint presentations and reports to Council; and various communications to Council and senior staff;
  • Researching best practices including monitoring and evaluating new survey techniques, materials, pesticides and treatments.
Education/Assets/Other:
  • The successful candidate will have:
    • a college diploma in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry or Forestry Technician;
    • and a minimum of two years related experience;
    • Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture is a must;
    • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is preferred;
    • The incumbent will have strong experience with management of emerald ash borer initiatives, arborist reports, tree bylaws, GIS,  complemented by strong research and documentation skills;
    • The incumbent must also be proficient in Microsoft Office products and have knowledge of GIS;
    • Applicants will also possess strong project management, report writing, communication and organizational skills;
    • This role may be required to work outside of regular working hours to meet job demands; 
    • A valid class G driver’s license is required with access to a personal vehicle.
Pay/Benefits:

Salary range:  $60,944 - $76,180 (Grade 9)

Posting Close Date:  May 24, 2017

Date Ad Expires:
May 24, 2017
How to Apply:

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

We thank all applicants and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.   The City of Burlington.  An equal opportunity employer.

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.