Arborist/Tree Truck Operator

  • Company:
    City of Thunder Bay
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Biotech / Science

General Information:As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:PhotosAny certificates that have photo identificationDriver’s licencesPolice records checksNote: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Divisionshould you be the successful applicant.If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.ACCOMMODATION: Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Supervisor – Forestry & Horticulture and technical direction of the Leadhand Arborist, operates equipment and vehicles for the maintenance of Parks facilities and grounds. Must be willing to work at heights, be available for overtime and be available for emergency call-outs.MAJOR TASKS:Maintains trees from the ground, operates tree truck with aerial device or climbs trees using proper accepted tree climbing techniques and current arboriculture practices.Working within a crew, performs tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding and other vegetation management duties.Operates equipment with machine operator classification.Performs minor servicing of equipment.Reports equipment defects to Supervisor.Records data related to the operation of the Urban Forestry Program, as required.Provides information to and responds to enquiries from the public regarding tree related concernsParticipates in work related safety training programs, staff training and development.Carries out caretaker and maintenance duties on winter rinks if required.Performs other Park Worker duties as may be assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Experience:Secondary school graduation; andCurrent certification as an Arborist from either the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) or Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities (MTCU) with a minimum of one (1) year experience conducting active tree care using aerial lifts and approved climbing techniques.Must possess a valid certificate in chain saw operationSkills/Abilities:Must demonstrate an ability to work at heights from aerial lift platforms and tree climbing techniques.Must be proficient in the operation of all equipment used in this classificationMust be capable of issuing and accurately comprehending written/oral information and instructionsMust have the ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous mannerMust be reliable and capable of performing routine work with minimum supervisionMust have a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as it applies to this workAssets:Current Working at Heights Training certification through the Ministry of LabourCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Will be required to attend ongoing training when necessaryMust possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “D” driver’s licence with a ‘Z’ endorsement and attain City Driver’s Certification within 2 months.Must be physically able of performing the assigned dutiesMust undergo a successful police records check, Type 1