The Corporation of the City of Brantford

Date Posted
December 20, 2019

Forestry II

The City of Brantford


Reporting to the Supervisor of Horticulture, Turf and Forestry, the Forestry 2 position is responsible for performing tree maintenance operations to City trees within parks, open spaces and streets as assigned to the in house Forestry crews. This position will work closely with Forestry 1 staff. Responsibilities include removing, pruning and felling trees as well as cabling in the field. This position will be required to climb trees to perform work. Rigging and proficiency tying knots and hitches is essential. The Forestry 2 position will also operate aerial devices, chippers and other forestry related equipment in a safe and efficient manner, including participating in job site safety briefings, and implementation of work zone safety procedures. Hours of work are eight (8) hour shifts scheduled in advance. Hours may include evenings, weekends and holidays. At times unscheduled hours may also be required as this position is required to respond to emergency situations caused by wind storms, ice storms or other event(s). Overtime and on call response (on rotation) is a requirement of this position.

Other duties include:
• Review work orders generated by Forestry Technicians and/or Forestry Coordinator
• Perform tree maintenance as required on City trees including tree pruning and removals
• Ensure safety, structural development and health of trees by utilizing hand, power, hydraulic tools and aerial lift units
• Provide proper clearances: above roads and sidewalks: traffic signs, streetlights, buildings and other trees
• Set up signs and cones for traffic control according to Book 7
• Remove and/or pile brush
• Chip trees as required
• Inspect and assess equipment as per City procedures (Circle checks, log books, personal equipment)
• Assess trees on site before commencing work
• Attend to storm-damaged trees (usually split limbs)


• Graduation from a minimum two (2) year community college in a recognized Arboriculture/Urban Forestry program form Fleming College, Humber College or Algonquin or equivalent post-secondary education
• Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) certification as an Arborist
• Minimum three (3) years’ of current work experience in an urban forestry environment completing tree maintenance, pruning and removals aloft and from the ground. A minimum of one (1) of these years’ shall demonstrate proven ability using approved manual climbing (open system rope access) techniques and safety equipment
• DZ Ontario driver’s license in good standing
• Certified Arborist or a certified tree worker from the International Society of Arboriculture in combination with a I.H.S.A. Utility Line Clearing Technician Utility Arborist course (or EUSA equivalent)
• Aerial Bucket Rescue and Fall Arrest training
• Working at Heights training
• Aerial Tree Rescue training
• Professional Chainsaw safety and cutting techniques certificate
• Proficiency utilizing computer applications including tree management software, Arc GIS/ Collector, word suite
• Excellent customer service and communication skills
• Ability to work constructively both in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision
• Physically fit and able to complete labour intensive work, including heavy lifting
• Successful applicants must obtain a current First Aid and CPR Level C certification prior to commencing employment
• As a condition of employment, candidates must submit a current Police Clearance Certificate (dated within the last three months)


WAGE RANGE: $23.54 to $29.42 per hour (based on 40 hour a week) plus benefits

To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at and click on Current Opportunities.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.


$23.54 to $29.42 per hour (based on 40 hour a week) plus benefits

Date Ad Expires
January 9, 2020

How to apply

To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at and click on Current Opportunities.