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Arborist I


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DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
STATUS: Full time
NO. OF POSITIONS: One
UNION: CUPE Local 387
HOURS OF WORK: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
SALARY: $32.34 per hour (2015 rate of pay)

DUTIES:
Under the direction of the Senior Arborist, you will be responsible for carrying out skilled arboricultural work of considerable variety. Your work will include: planting, cultivation, pruning and removing trees; pest and disease control; climbing trees of considerable height to either prune or perform tree removal; and operating a bucket truck. As one of our Arborists, you will also be expected to participate in the construction, renovation and maintenance of various landscaped and horticultural areas.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Formal training and/or completion of an arboricultural apprenticeship as well as related experience in a wide variety of arboricultural work is required. In addition, we require successful completion of the Qualified Tree Risk Assessor course as well as ISA certification as an Arborist and/or as a Tree Worker/Climber.
  • Completion of additional post-secondary education in arboriculture, landscape technology or related field would be an asset.
  • Considerable knowledge of policies, practices, procedures, regulations and by-laws governing the work performed.
  • Knowledge and experience relating to the methods, materials, tools, equipment and practices used in planting, pruning, removing, relocating, and climbing trees.
  • Knowledge of tree biology, species, varieties and related growth and cultural requirements for healthy specimens.
  • Ability to assist the Tree Protection and Regulation Bylaw Administration program in routine site inspections and bylaw compliance investigation matters.
  • Under the leadership of the Senior Arborist, participating in the creation and presentation of public information workshops related tree care issues.
  • Ability to prune trees in an appropriate and aesthetically pleasing manner.
  • Able to assist in the monitoring and identification of tree pests, diseases, problems and potential hazards.
  • Able to carry out written and verbal instructions from a supervisor with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to respond courteously and effectively to basic questions, concerns and requests from the public, other City departments and various agencies with regard to arboricultural matters.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license with air brake endorsement.
  • Valid Class 3 BC driver’s license with air brake endorsement preferred.
  • Valid BC Pesticide Applicator’s License.
  • The ability to pass and maintain a criminal and police record search.
Apply by sending your resume quoting competition #16-118, by February 3rd, 2017 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604)527-4619 or e-mail to hr@newwestcity.ca.
 
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of New Westminster is committed to employment equity.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: January 10, 2017, 3:28 pm
Expires: February 3, 2017, 4:30 pm