The Town of Pelham

Date Posted:
May 19, 2017
The Town of Pelham

The Town of Pelham Public Works Department is now accepting applications for the following position:


Reporting to the Supervisor, Facilities & Beautification, the Arborist is responsible for all aspects of tree maintenance including inspection and risk assessment, pruning, planting and removing when necessary.   The arborist is responsible for communicating with and monitoring the work of contracted services and reporting back to the Supervisor with observations and recommendations. In addition, as part of the larger team, the arborist is assigned work in support of the horticulturalist, cemetery attendant and grounds maintenance attendant.  Seasonally, the arborist is responsible for supervising the work of temporary staff.


Duties include:

  • All aspects of tree maintenance;
  • Communicating with and monitoring work of contracted services;
  • Making recommendations to improve the tree management program and work efficiencies;
  • Year-round trail inspection and maintenance;
  • Providing excellent customer service to residents and the public in general;
  • Frequently supporting other groups in the department with cemetery maintenance, sports field maintenance, park maintenance and horticulture maintenance, winter snow removal (if needed);
  • Supporting seasonal events throughout the town.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Arborist or Ontario Certified Arborist;
  • International Society of Arboriculture Qualified Tree Risk Assessor;
  • Landscape exterminator license;
  • Ministry of Trades Colleges and Universities, Cutter Skidder Operations License (or other recognized chainsaw certification course with mandatory practical component);
  • Technical tree falling course;
  • Electrical Utility Safety Association, Line Safety and Awareness for Line Clearing course;
  • Electrical Utilities Safety Association, Utility Work Protection Code Overview;
  • Front-end loader certificate (an asset);
  • Class “DZ” license (an asset);
  • 7 years’ experience with similar responsibilities.

Salary:  $52,404.00 – $70,089.00 (40 hours per week).

Date Ad Expires:
July 19, 2017
How to Apply:

Resumes must be submitted directly to Nicole Marshall, HR/Payroll Clerk at

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 905-892-2607, ext. 315. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply for a position or interview for a position with the Town of Pelham, we will endeavor to make such accommodations. We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit their resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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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.