Arborist – District of Saanich (Saanich, BC)




Temporary Full Time Position – (Up to 6 months)

This competition will also be used to fill any permanent full-time Arborist positions that may become vacant in the next six months. Any applicants who are interested in permanent full-time Arborist positions with Saanich Parks should apply on this posting.

The Urban Forestry section of our Parks Division is currently seeking a temporary full time Arborist for up to 6 months.
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.

The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. depending on the season (40 hours per week).

This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $34.99 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits. Job description and competition information can be found at  Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020 quoting competition 20135, to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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