City of Burlington

Date Posted
January 11, 2019

Supervisor, Forest Planning & Health

Burlington, ON


Job Number:   RPF-11-19

Employment Status:  Full Time Permanent

Position Overview:
This position is responsible for the overall management of urban forest health and planning in the City and reports to the Manager, Urban Forestry.

Responsibilities The Supervisor, Forest Planning & Health is responsible for:
• Supervising three city staff and a number of contracted consultants.
• Liaising with the public, development industry, utilities, non-governmental organizations, and other civic departments regarding forestry issues.
• Administering the conditions of the City Public Tree By law and City Private Tree By law (pending future approval), including application review, issuing of infractions, attending court, and issuing and cancelling of City tree permits.
• Coordinating Urban Forest health planning and a proactive program of urban forestry for due diligence.
• Managing department planting, contracted services, and tree pest budgets.
• Maintaining master tree inventory and conducting risk assessments.
• Preparing & reviewing reports, including those prepared for Council and Committee that impact the urban forest, and providing comments, recommendations, or specifications to other departments, outside agencies, or the general public.
• Designing, developing, and delivering ongoing public education programs.
• Participating in the On-call rotation, including regular after-hours supervision of winter control operations.


The successful candidate will have post secondary education Forestry/Horticulture with 5 years of related experience, at least 3 in a supervisory capacity, and ISA Certified Arborist credentials. Due to the high volume of work and short timeframes, the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure. Excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict management, tact and diplomacy are also required as is the ability to work independently and strong judgement and decision-making skills. This position works a 40-hour work week. This role must be available to respond to occasional after-hours tree-related emergencies to ensure public safety and provide coverage for the Supervisor of Forestry during vacation and absence.



Salary Range: $69,699-$87,124 (Grade 10)

Date Ad Expires
January 23, 2019

How to apply

To apply, please visit 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.