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Labourer 3 - Forestry

Competition No.:

Temporary Full Time

$30.21/hour (2021 Rate)

80 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Special Notes:
Normal for CUPE 23 Outside Collective Agreement


Last Updated:
3/14/22 2:44 PM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

This is manual work of some complexity and variety involving the performance of semi-skilled tasks entailing the exercise of one or more acquired skills. Duties may involve hazardous working conditions, specialized skills and limited supervisory responsibility. The Labourer 3 - Forestry trims, prunes and waters a variety of trees using rigging ropes, power saws and other hand tools; plants, stakes, fertilizes, mulches and cares for trees; identifies and treats trees affected by pests and disease, as directed; assists in the operation of a chipping machine; assists in setting out safety cones, warning signs and traffic control barriers under the direction of a superior; performs minor servicing and maintenance tasks on equipment operated; and may assist in and direct the work of labourers engaged in forestry tasks. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include up to high school graduation plus considerable experience in forestry work including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials and safety precautions used in forestry work; of the functions of the division concerned, established procedures governing the work of the division and the relationship between the various applicable divisions of the civic service. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions with a minimum supervision; to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual tasks requiring the use of considerable independent judgement related to safety; to lay out and check the work of labourers performing semi-skilled and unskilled tasks; to keep related simple records. Considerable skill in the use of a variety of hand tools and motorized equipment common to forestry work. Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit performance of heavy manual work outdoors in all weather. Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

This is a Temporary Full Time opportunity until October 28, 2022. 

The closing date for this competition has been extended until it is filled. New applications are welcome!

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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Organization: Burnaby (City)
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: May 13, 2022, 9:34 pm
Expires: May 27, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $30.21 Hour