Groundskeeper 2 - Arboriculture

City of Surrey

City of Surrey

Groundskeeper 2 - Arboriculture

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 build the city of tomorrow—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation and community—join us, today.

Regular Full-Time

Scope
The City of Surrey’s Shade Tree team aims to ensure that our more than 100,000 street and park trees are well maintained to meet the needs of our growing communities. As part of that commitment, we are looking for a full-time Groundskeeper 2 to help manage and maintain our urban forest.

Responsibilities
  • Perform arboriculture field work in accordance with accepted standards, techniques and practices.
  • Assist with the training of Parks staff.
  • Conduct a full range of tree maintenance activities such as spurless tree climbing, pruning and planting.
  • Complete tree risk assessments.
  • Respond to inquiries from the residents related to public trees.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by the successful completion of five additional relevant courses from an approved post-secondary institution, plus 2 years recent experience in urban forestry management or arboriculture.
  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by a Technical Certificate Program (one-year full-time) from an approved post-secondary institution, plus 18 months of recent experience in urban forestry or arboriculture.
  • Completion of a diploma program from an approved post-secondary institution, plus a minimum of 6 months recent experience in urban forestry management or arboriculture.

The successful candidate will also:
  • Have a valid BC Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
  • Obtain a Pesticide Applicator’s License prior to completion of probation period.
  • Obtain Arborist Certification through the International Society of Arboriculture prior to completion of probation period.
  • Be able to complete heavy manual labour in all weather conditions.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
This job will be posted until October 30, 2018. Please visit www.surreycareers.ca to apply.

Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping, Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: October 9, 2018, 3:17 pm
Expires: October 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

Want new jobs like this sent to you?

Advanced Search

Show Advanced Search

Useful Links

Back to Top

About Us

We work tirelessly to promote local government career opportunities.

Tools & Resources

Canada's #1 Local Government job posting website.

Postings by Email

Receive email alerts, or sign up for our weekly e-bulletin.