Arbourist

environmental services public works
Posted On: May 4, 2018
Closing Date: May 18, 2018
Belleville Careers
 
ARBOURIST, PERMANENT
 

 
Closing Date: May 18, 2018
Department: Transportation & Operations

File Number: SV18-56
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Salary: $27.10 per hour
 

 
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
 
Reporting to Supervisor and/or Manager of Parks within the Transportation & Operations Department, the Arbourist is responsible for the planting, care and maintenance of City owned trees and the urban forest. The position is responsible for completing tasks and operating equipment as assigned to ensure that the City’s tree inventory is managed to the highest standard.
 
EDUCATION/SPECIALIZED TRAINING/SKILLS:
 
Essential (minimum) Qualifications:
 
  • Journeyman Status as an Arbourist Ontario Trade Code: 444A and/or Journeyman Status as a Utility Arbourist Ontario Trade 444 B 
  • Or: a recognized college diploma/degree in arboriculture, forestry and horticulture with successful completion of specialized courses in Tree Climbing, Fall Protection and Work Positioning, Arbourist Technical Rigging and High Angle Tree Removal required
  • Aerial Bucket Truck Operation Certification
  • “DZ” License with a clean driver’s abstract
 
Asset (preferred) Qualifications:
 
  • Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Forestry Land Exterminators Licence
  • Certified Arbourist status from the International Society of Arbouriculture (ISA)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and the pertinent regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Proficiency in computer use and operation (word processing, databases, spread sheets)
  • Book 7- Traffic Control 
 
WORK EXPERIENCE:
 
Essential (minimum) Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum Three (3) years’ of experience in tree climbing and tree care operations
 
Asset (preferred) Qualifications:
 
  • Experience in municipal urban tree environment
 
Job Description Available Upon Request
 

 
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Personal information and any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
The City of Belleville is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.
 
Applicants will be required to provide at their own expense a satisfactory criminal reference check dated within the past six (6) months and if deemed a requirement of the position, a driver’s abstract to the Human Resources Department on or before the date of the interview but no later than the commencement of employment if selected.