Arborist - District of Saanich
DISTRICT OF SAANICH
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Temporary Full Time Position (Approximately 6 months)
Term: April 15, 2021 – October 15, 2021
The Urban Forestry section of our Parks Division is currently seeking a temporary full time Arborist for up to 6 months.
The work of the Arborist requires skill and ability at the technical level in the urban forestry and arboriculture field with emphasis on teamwork, providing work direction to other staff, operating an aerial lift truck, climbing and pruning, removing, rigging, and assessing trees. This includes general plant health care and integrated pest management for a wide variety of native and non-native tree species.
Requirements include Grade 12 or equivalent; two year post-secondary diploma in arboriculture or horticulture; two years progressive experience in the field of urban forestry including technical climbing, rigging, removals, and assessing; ISA Certificate; ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualification and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with air endorsement. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. depending on the season (40 hours per week).
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $36.40 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits. Job description and competition information can be found at www.saanich.ca. Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021 quoting competition 21040, to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. In addition to the selection process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.