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Parks Labourer - Urban Forestry (Shade Trees)

Surrey, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

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Employment Status

Union - CUPE Local 402 - Temporary Full-Time.


The City of Surrey's Parks Division aims to ensure that public street and park trees are well maintained to meet the needs of our growing communities. As part of that commitment, we are looking for motivated and hardworking seasonal labourers who are interested in gaining valuable career experience from a wide variety of urban forestry field-based work.


As a Labourer, you will be responsible for assisting staff with a variety of work that involves tree maintenance. Duties may include:
    • Inspecting and watering trees. • Conducting a full range of supportive tree maintenance activities. • Support pruning crews. • Completing physical work in all weather condition. • Interacting with the public in a professional manner.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
    • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. • Have a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License with a safe driving record. • Be able to complete work of a heavy manual nature in all weather conditions. • Strong public relations, communication and interpersonal skills. • Experience with power tools (hedge trimmers, chainsaws, and backpack blowers) and hand tools (shovels, picks,hand snips, loppers, and hand saws). • Experience in arboriculture/horticulture is an asset.
Conditions of Employment

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check and submittal of a Drivers abstract.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until March 15, 2024.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community