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City of Burlington

Roads and Parks Maintenance Department
Job Number: RPM-29-17
Employee Group: CUPE 44
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Supervisor of Forestry, the Arborist provides day to day care and maintenance of trees in order to keep the city’s urban forest in a healthy and safe condition.

  • Climbing, pruning and removing city owned trees from the ground or using an aerial device
  • Operating specialized forestry equipment such as chainsaws, wood chippers, aerial devices and industrial vehicles
  • Maintaining equipment including sharpening saws and pruners, inspecting ropes and harnesses
  • Planning, setting up and securing work sites and providing traffic control when required
  • Providing assessments, inspections and proper identification of trees and conditions
  • Cleaning up job sites by raking, sweeping and disposing of wood material
  • Candidates must have a valid DZ class license with a clean driving record. Extensive experience operating related equipment such as trucks with aerial device, brush chipper, climbing spurs, pole pruners, brace and bit, safety harness, etc. 
  • A thorough understanding of standard arboricultural practices and Arborist Safe Work Practices is required.
  • The successful applicant must possess strong initiative to determine the extent of work to be performed.
  • At least three years of equivalent arboriculture work experience, along with a college diploma in arboriculture or equivalent.
  • The successful candidate must be ISA or MTCU certified Arborist or equivalent.
  • Mobile crane license (0-8 ton) is considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of GIS, Work order management systems is considered an asset.
  • Strong customer focus and self-motivation is necessary to be successful in this role.
  • This position works a Monday to Friday day shift schedule.
  • The successful candidate must be available to work overtime as needed or respond in the event of an emergency

Hourly Rate: The rate of pay for this position is $25.13 per hour – 90% of the hourly rate ($27.92) for 12 months after which the hourly rate will be 95% of the hourly rate for 12 additional months) There is a six month probationary period.

How to Apply:

To apply, please visit and click on “View Jobs”. Posting Close Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Please note that applications are only accepted online. If you require assistance, please contact Human Resources at 905-335-7602.

Arborist Burlington Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-03-01
Date Posted: 2017-02-17
Province: Ontario
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