DISTRICT OF SAANICH
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Temporary Full Time Position
(Up to 6 months) and
Casual On-Call Position
The Urban Forestry Section of our Parks Division is seeking a temporary full time Arborist along with a casual on-call Arborist to fill in as relief. 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.
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $34.60 per hour and an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at www.saanich.ca. Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on February 3, 2020 quoting competition 20010, indicating which position(s) you are interested in, to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email email@example.com. In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.