Arborist - District of Saanich



Permanent Full Time Position
Urban Forestry in our Parks Division is currently seeking a permanent full time Arborist.
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.
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $36.40 per hour plus an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022 quoting competition 22170, 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.

Organization: District of Saanich
Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: May 13, 2022, 3:52 pm
Expires: May 27, 2022, 11:45 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $36.40 Hour

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