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The City of Surrey

Groundskeeper 2 - Field Arborist - Urban Forestry

Posted 5 days ago

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Job Description

Employment Status

Union - CUPE Local 402 - Term (1 year)

Scope

The City of Surrey's Shade Tree team aims to ensure the City's public street and park trees are well maintained to meet the needs of our growing communities. As part of that commitment, we are looking to add a motivated full-time Groundskeeper 2 to help manage and maintain our urban forest.

Responsibilities

As a Groundkeeper 2, you will be responsible for a variety of work that involves tree maintenance and management. The incumbent may be required to:
    • Conduct a full range of tree maintenance activities such as spurless tree climbing, pruning, hazard removals and planting • Perform arboriculture field work in accordance with accepted standards, techniques, and best practices • Supervise, train and review work of junior staff; including assisting with scheduling and ensuring work is included in a safe, efficient, and timely manner • Complete tree risk assessments • Respond to inquiries from City residents related to public trees
Qualifications

The successful candidate will meet one of the following criteria:
    • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by the successful completion of five additional relevant courses from an approved post-secondary institution, plus 2 years recent experience in landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by a Technical Certificate Program (one-year full-time) from an approved post-secondary institution, plus 18 months of recent experience in landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction • Completion of a diploma program from an approved post-secondary institution, plus a minimum of 6 months recent experience in landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction

You must also:
    • Have a valid BC Driver's License with a safe driving record • Obtain a Pesticide Applicator's License prior to completion of probation period • Obtain Arborist Certification through the International Society of Arboriculture prior to completion of probation period • Be able to complete heavy manual labour in all weather conditions is an asset.
Other Information

Number of Job Openings: 1

Hourly Rate: $37.11

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until June 17, 2024

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community

About The City of Surrey

The City of Surrey is one of 21 municipalities in Metro Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. We are located on the Lower Mainland on the south side of the Fraser River and share a border with the United States of America. Within Metro Vancouver, Surrey is the largest city in land area, and second most populous city with a population of more than 517,000. Learn more about the city in the Surrey census data profile. Surrey is comprised of urban areas as well as significant agricultural and rural areas. The City is also one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada. We are a forward thinking, globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. Our combination of entrepreneurial approach, big city resources and remarkable growth have given us opportunities to build an accessible and sustainable city where people can live, visit, work and play.

Company Size

1-10 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-11

Current Openings

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