Reporting to the Program Manager, Urban Forestry is responsible for assisting with the delivery of the Urban and Regional Forest programs and activities; street planting, maintenance and monitoring; forest property management and maintenance; and providing technical support for Invasive Species and Green Infrastructure programs.
- Implements and monitors regional tree planting programs, including inspection of tree planting, in conjunction with capital roads and other projects.
- Implements natural environment restoration and planting plans.
- Implements, in consultation with Area Foresters, the Regional Road street tree maintenance program including pruning, mulching, hazard tree assessment, contractor oversight and inspections and customer service follow up.
- Performs standardised data collection and analysis, including street inventory, insect and diseases monitoring, urban forest health assessment and other tree inventories.
- Assists in performing information data management including establishing and maintaining section files and documentation.
- Liaises with government and non government agencies, contractors, developers, public etc. regarding technical, greening and urban forest promotional issues.
- Investigates and responds to inquiries and complaints from the public.
- Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
- Successful completion of a Community College Diploma Program in Resource Management, Arboriculture or related field.
- Minimum one (1) year experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, forest management or a natural resource field.
- Must be registered as a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
- Experience with tree maintenance and pruning practices, forestry equipment and its maintenance, trail maintenance, fence and gate installation and maintenance.
- Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act.
- Knowledge of urban forestry and arboriculture principles and concepts related to forestry and trees, including hazard tree assessment and understanding of tree health and survival in a rural and urban context.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online by December 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.