City of Richmond Hill

Date Posted
February 11, 2022

Position
Arborist

Location


Description

Posting ID: 1247
Department: Community Services
Division: Public Works Operations
Section: Urban Forestry Natural Environment Horticulture
Job Grade: CUPE Grade 04
Rate of Pay: $32.03 – $33.63 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time – Contract
Contract Length/End Date: up to 18 months with the possibility of extension
Replacement/New Position: Replacement
Posting Type: Internal and External
Posting Date: 02/10/2022
Application Deadline: 04/08/2022



Qualifications

Position Summary

  • Reporting to the Supervisor, Urban Forestry, the Arborist will assist the Urban Forestry team in performing various arboricultural tasks in a municipal setting, while keeping staff and public safety a top priority.
  • Understand and document work orders while delivering excellent customer service
  • Participate in winter standby to assist with snow removal and help other sections, as required
  • May be requested to respond to emergency situations after normal working hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain, prune, plant and remove municipal trees in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, City policies and procedures and industry Arboriculture best practices;
  • Identify various woody plants, knowledgeable of the basic principles of plant function, arboricultural science, techniques and plant health care;
  • Understand and document work orders while delivering excellent customer servic;
  • Participate in winter standby to assist with snow removal and help other sections, as require;
  • May be requested to respond to emergency situations after normal working hour;
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Competent tree climbing skills;
  • Able to operate urban forestry equipment;
  • Demonstrated ability to safely work and oversee staff in aloft using both mechanical and rope and saddle techniques;
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Physically able to perform the physical demands of this position under adverse weather and site conditions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers and the public and work well with minimum supervisio;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ontario Class “DZ” Driver’s License in good standing and must provide a satisfactory current – Drivers Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO);
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions;
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities;
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo;
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust;
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing;
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture;
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service.


Education/Assets/Other
  • 2 year college diploma in Urban Forestry or Arboriculture;
  • Certificate in Arboriculture or Certificate of Apprenticeship or Qualification from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in the Trade of Arborist Candidates with a 2 year College Diploma in a related discipline with an accompanying Certificate in Arboriculture or Certificate of Apprenticeship or Qualification from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in the Trade of Arborist may be considered;
  • Electrical Utilities Safety Association (EUSA) Electrical Awareness Certificate (or equivalent) (IHSA Safety and awareness for line clearing) is required;
  • International Society of Arboriculture Tree Climber Certification is an asset;
  • Land Exterminator License Type 60, Class 2 Landscape, Class 3 Forestry is an asset;
  • ISA Arborist Certification considered an asset;
  • Minimum 2 years urban forestry experience.


Pay/Benefits
  • $32.03 – $33.63 Hourly

Salary: Hourly Rate

Hourly Rate:

Pay Rate

Date Updated 10/02/2022

Status New

Date Ad Expires
April 8, 2022

How to apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply on the City website at: https://jobs.richmondhill.ca/job/Richmond-Hill-Arborist-ON-L4B-3P4/556458217/