Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as an Arborist 2 within our Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.
Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.
- Performs work involved in the care and culture of trees
- Plants/transplants trees by both mechanical and hand methods
- Works at various heights, including work in proximity to energized conductors, performing tree maintenance and tree removal, using aerial device and manual climbing using approved climbing and safety equipment and techniques
- Assists those working at heights in the handling of ropes or acting as a spotter
- Drives/operates/inspects and ensures proper maintenance of various equipment, including but not limited to: dump truck, aerial tower, crane truck (under 7200 kg), chipper, sprayer, stump cutter, tractor/loader, backhoe, chain saw, motorized pole saw and other associated equipment and hand tools
- Handles/loads/chips brush and wood
- Performs tree pit/container maintenance
- Liaises with the public to address work site issues
- May be required to complete general tree maintenance inspections
- May be required to provide work direction and training to other staff and carries out duties that meet Health & Safety standards in a safe and responsible manner
- Directs traffic in association with a worksite
- Performs other related work as assigned
- Extensive experience in all types of arboricultural work including pruning, removal, bracing, stumping, planting and fertilizing.
- Experience in the care and safe operation of chain saws, motorized pole saws, brush chippers, radial boom derrick truck under 7200 kg, stump cutters, aerial towers and associated equipment and hand tools.
- Experience climbing trees and operating aerial towers, using approved equipment and safety procedures when working at various heights, including work in the vicinity of energized conductors.
- Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "D" Driver's License with "Z" endorsement, and qualify for the City's equipment operating permit requirements.
- Must be familiar with all applicable legislation and industry standards, including but not limited to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (and associated regulations), the Highway Traffic Act, and Arborist Safe Work Practices Guide as they apply to this work.
- Possess an Electrical Utilities Safety Association (E.U.S.A.) certificate for Safety in Line Clearing operations or equivalent.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to perform aerial rescue.
- Must have a good working understanding of tree morphology, physiology and dendrology of those tree species common to the Toronto area.
- May be required to work shifts and weekends.
- Must update skills as required from time to time to meet trade standards and operational requirements.
- Ability to maintain simple records of work.
- Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
- Must be physically capable of performing required duties.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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