The Town of Aurora

Date Posted:
April 21, 2017
Positions:
Crew Leader, Forestry
Location:
Town of Aurora
Description/Summary:

Reporting to the Parks Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing and  maintaining Town wide urban forest inventories and perform various arboriculture tasks including tree pruning, removal, inspections of street trees, woodlots and green spaces, planting and diagnosis of pests and disease; operates various equipment, provides advice and schedules arboriculture activities related to street trees; data collection and record keeping;  manages Town woodlots in compliance with the Woodlands Management Plan, assists in updating and recommends revisions to the Woodland management Plan in consultation  with external consultants; recommends action plans for severe pest infestations, prepares public notices and informational materials; provides site supervision of contract forestry services; assists in the tender process, researches grants and assists in the preparation of the operational budget.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you will possess a College Diploma in Forestry, Arboriculture or a related discipline as well as International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification, Integrated Pest Management Accreditation (IMP), Landscape and Forestry Pesticide License, coupled with a minimum of five years of related urban forestry/municipal experience; extensive demonstrated knowledge and experience in the planning, development, operation and maintenance of urban forestry services including tree climbing and tree inspections in relation to risk assessment, structural integrity, insect/disease identification, pruning techniques and management.  You will have demonstrated experience in urban forestry maintenance and management including supervisory/lead hand experience, preferably in a unionized municipal environment.  You will have the ability to interpret engineering and landscaping drawings, aerial photos and GIS maps; working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, arboriculture software programs and tree inventory programs and other related data bases and programs.  Great organizational, interpersonal, communication, project management, analytical, and budgeting skills are required for this role.  You will possess an Ontario Class "D" Driver's licence, with "Z" air brake endorsement, in good standing; good working knowledge of the OHSA and Highway Traffic Act.  You will have the ability to competently operate various equipment related to arboriculture and parks maintenance.

Education/Assets/Other:

Police Criminal Record Check

Successful applicants to this position will be required to provide a Police Criminal Record Check that is satisfactory to the Town prior to their start date.

Pay/Benefits:

$27.39 - $30.45/hour

Date Ad Expires:
April 25, 2017
How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining our dedicated team of municipal professionals, please forward your resume to:
Human Resources, Town of Aurora, 100 John West Way, Box 1000, Aurora, Ontario,  L4G 6J1 or email to: hr@aurora.ca by April 25, 2017 quoting reference number 17-28.

The Town of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to recognizing and celebrating the diversity of opinion, talent and expertise that make each person unique. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants requiring accommodation are asked to contact Human Resources. Applicant information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with the Town of Aurora. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources at 905-727-3123.

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.