Labourer – Natural Areas

City of Surrey

City of Surrey
Labourer – Natural Areas
(Temporary Full-Time)​​​​​​​

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey.

We are looking for a motivated and hardworking labourer who is interested in gaining valuable career experience from a wide variety of urban forestry and habitat restoration field-based work. The Urban Forestry – Natural Areas team provides exciting opportunities and challenges in an active and energetic environment.

  • Working in natural area parks throughout Surrey on a field-based crew under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Completing a variety of manual and semi-skilled general labour tasks including:
    • Invasive plant removal.
    • Planting native trees and shrubs.
    • Planting maintenance (weeding/brushing/mulching).
    • Refuse and yard waste removal.
    • Tree debris clean-up.
    • Completing heavy physical work in all weather conditions, requiring sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination.
  • Interacting with the public in a professional manner.

  • Completed grade 12 or equivalent.
  • A valid, unrestricted BC Driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • Experience performing manual labour.
  • Experience with power tools (brush saw, hedge trimmer, backpack blowers).
  • Demonstrated ability to identify native and invasive plants.
  • Strong public relations, communication and interpersonal skills.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

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Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping, Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: October 7, 2019, 2:40 pm
Expires: October 25, 2019, 4:30 pm

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