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ARBORIST, PERMANENT

  • 04 May 2018
  • 18 May 2018
  • City of Belleville

As posted on the City of Belleville website ...


ARBOURIST, PERMANENT

Closing Date: May 18, 2018
Department: Transportation & Operations
File Number: SV18-56
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 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 Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) 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

Apply By Email:

hrgeneral@city.belleville.on.ca

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.

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