City of Burlington

Date Posted
January 6, 2021

Arborist (2 Positions)

Burlington, ON


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.

Job Number: RPF-02-21
Employee Group: CUPE Local 44
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent


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


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


The rate of pay for this position is $31.35 per hour – 95% of the hourly rate ($33.00) for the first six (6) months after which the hourly rate will be 100% of the hourly rate. There is a six- month probationary period.

Salary: Competitive

Pay Rate 0

Date Updated 06/01/2021

Status New

Date Ad Expires
January 22, 2021

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