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Title:Natural Area Practitioner - City of Surrey
Organization:City of Surrey


The City of Surrey is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth—where the future is limitless and possibilities are endless. If you are excited about helping to build the city of tomorrow—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation and community—join us, today.

Natural Area Practitioner

This position is responsible for performing manual and semi-skilled tasks involving considerable physical effort in maintaining, renovating and constructing natural areas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for applying natural area landscape management techniques and practices; providing supervision for junior staff in Park Division work, which may include brushing, watering, pesticide application, pruning, invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and renovation, plant installation and tree condition assessments; scheduling, training and reviewing work for junior staff; responding to inquiries from the public; preparing reports and maintaining records; assisting other crew members with performing their duties; performing other related duties as required.

The successful individual must have thorough knowledge of Surrey’s policies, procedures, standards and by-laws and considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, standards and guidelines used in urban park natural area management. The successful candidate must also possess good time management and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Physical strength, stamina and hand/eye coordination are essential to carry out the duties of this position.

Applicants must have completed grade 12, supplemented by successful completion of five additional relevant courses from an approved post-secondary education institution in any of the following course areas: Biology; Urban Land Management; Ecology; Conservation; Wildlife Management;
Plus a minimum of 2 years of recent experience in the management of natural areas.
Completion of Grade 12 and a Technical Certificate Program (one year full-time) from an approved post-secondary institution, supplemented by 18 months of recent experience in the management of natural areas.
Completion of a diploma program from an approved post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 6 months recent experience in the management of natural areas.

Applicants must also have a valid BC driver’s license and a B.C. Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate.

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Location:Surrey, BC
Date Posted:Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:43:31 PM (PST)
Posting Expires:Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:30:00 PM (PST)