Labourer 3 – Forestry – City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

By | August 14, 2018

Competition No.: 2018-177
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $28.47 per hour
Last Updated: 8/13/18 9:13 AM



The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Reporting to the Arboricultural Foreman, this is manual work of some complexity and variety involving the performance of semi-skilled tasks entailing the exercise of one or more acquired skills. The duties may involve hazardous working conditions, specialized skills, and limited supervisory responsibility.  An employee of this class exercises considerable independence of judgement and action particularly in specialized tasks and the work is checked by a supervisor for the attainment of desired objectives.  An incumbent will be responsible for trimming, pruning and watering a variety of trees using rigging ropes, power saws, and other hand tools; is also responsible to plant, stake, fertilize, mulch, and provide care for trees; will also work to identify and treat trees affected by pests and disease as directed.  Performs other related work as required.

Requirements include up to high school graduation plus considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials, and safety precautions used in forestry work including some supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  An incumbent is also required to have considerable knowledge and skill with the safe use of a variety of hand tools and motorized equipment common to forestry work; will possess knowledge of the functions of the Forestry Division including established procedures governing the work and the relationship between the Forestry Division and other divisions within the City of Burnaby; will have the ability to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual tasks requiring the use of independent judgment related to safety.  Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia, Class 5, is required. Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is considered an asset.

Please submit your application by Wednesday, August 22, 2018. 

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.

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