BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Tree Worker 2

Regular Full Time
About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
About You / What We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will climb trees, using ropes and a safety harness, to prune and trim street and park trees. The work is performed from the ground, ladders, elevated platforms, and free climbing within the canopy, using power saws, chipping machines, and other hand tools. The Tree Worker 2 will also participate in tree removal and stump grinding, tree planting and fertilization, and apply integrated pest management treatments.
Furthermore, you will be overseeing contractors, and providing direction and training to staff engaged in manual work. As the work may be hazardous and strenuous, you will effectively exercise proper safety precautions in performing your work. If you enjoy working outside, performing physical labour, while utilizing your knowledge of pruning trees using various equipment and tools, we look forward to your application!
Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed high school.
  • Experience in climbing trees for the purpose of completing tree care and maintenance.
  • Courses in arboriculture, urban forestry or horticulture, as well as sound related experience; or completion of the Skilled Trades BC Climbing Arborist program; or attainment of an ISA certification. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
  • A Class 5 Drivers License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants who have previous municipal experience, or a Tree Risk Assessor’s Qualification may be given preference.

What We Offer:
This CUPE position has an hourly rate range of $36.68. The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills.
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities. Additionally, there is an opportunity to participate in an earned day off program. The City offers an attractive vacation and extended benefits package, including the ability to contribute to the Municipal Pension Plan.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit for more information.
If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on April 16, 2024.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: April 2, 2024, 4:27 pm
Expires: April 16, 2024, 11:55 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $36.68 Hour