City of Burlington

Date Posted
June 20, 2019

Position
Field Services Technician - Forestry

Location
Burlington, Ontario

Description

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 forestry assets within the municipal right of way, open space & parks. This vacancy is responsible for delivering services related to tree management and maintenance including the City’s planting and stumping programs; tree inventory management; contract administration and program data co-ordination and reporting. Other periodic responsibilities include public and private tree bylaw administration, budget tracking, tree health and risk assessments, and report writing / presentation preparation & delivery.

● Full Time Permanent



Qualifications

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

● Site Inspections and preplanning of contractor work using rugged tablet and in-field GIS application;
● Contract Management and Program Delivery including: production and expenditure tracking; quality control of contracted service delivery, and vendor coordination;
● Responding to inquiries from the public, including both private & public tree issues;
● Mapping and data manipulation of tree inventory & attributes using GIS technology;
● Tree inspection including regular monitoring and documenting of tree health, risk assessments, recommending mitigating measures and coordinating maintenance activity;
● Assessment of 3rd party arborist reports;
● Technical report writing and preparation of PowerPoint presentations and reports;
● Researching best practices associated with arboricultural ANSI A300 standard.



Education/Assets/Other

The successful candidate must have:

● Post-secondary education in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, or related field;
● A minimum of two years related experience;
● Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) or Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is a required;
● Comprehensive knowledge of all forestry operations and consulting arboriculture including but not limited to: tree planting, stumping operations, grid pruning, tree inventory, integrated pest management, arborist reports and preservation planning;
● Proficient in use Microsoft Office products;
● Strong project management, report writing, research, communication and organizational skills;
● This role may be required to work occasionally outside of regular working hours to meet job demands;
● Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) is preferred.



Pay/Benefits

$64,028-$80,035 (Grade 9)



Date Ad Expires
July 3, 2019

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.