Town of Oakville

Date Posted
November 29, 2019

Seasonal Urban Forest Technician

Oakville Ontario


6 contract positions available – 5 positions for approximately 8 months and 1 position for approximately 6 months.

Reporting to the Forestry Supervisors, the Urban Forest Technician is responsible for tree maintenance tasks including tree inspection, creating work orders, tree pruning, young tree establishment program, watering and fertilizing trees on Town properties and Regional roads. Responsibilities include:, tree inspections, creating work orders(using CityWorks), auditing contractors and diagnosing trees in urban streets. The functions performed in this position are in accordance with established procedures and practices.


  • Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of practical experience in urban forestry;
  • Must possess mechanical aptitude an understanding of the Highway Traffic Act and knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Demonstrated effective communication, both oral and written, customer service skills;
  • Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties. Ability to work with limited supervision and to work as part of a team;
  • Must hold and provide a copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence Class G minimum (standard and automatic transmission) with a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. Note: Applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. The successful applicant, who is a new hire, will be required to provide the Corporation with a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) and pass a Town administered road test as a condition of employment;
  • Must be willing to work a 40-hour workweek in varying weather conditions and be available to work a rotating shift, including weekend shifts as required;
  • Must be physically fit. Demonstrations of the foregoing qualifications may be required through written, oral and practical examinations.


A Certificate or Diploma in Arboriculture or Forestry from a recognized institution and a certificate in the Trade of Arborist (Provincial designation and or be an ISA certified arborist) or an equivalent in education and experience.


Salary: $29.80 per hour

Date Ad Expires
December 5, 2019

How to apply

Applications for this position must be received at in the employment section by no later than midnight on December 5, 2019

Job Details:
Seasonal Full-Time (CUPE 136T)
6 positions available

Posting Status:
Open to all current Town of Oakville employees and external applicants

6 contract positions available – 5 positions for approximately 8 months and 1 position for approximately 6 months.

This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. Applicants may also be required to undergo testing. Assessments for this position may include an interview, written and practical tests. The successful candidate will be required to pass each element of the recruitment process with a minimum score of 70%.