City of Brampton

ARBORIST I (6-Month Contract)

Posted Date 2 months ago(11/18/2022 9:31 AM)
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Job Description

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JOB TITLE: Arborist I
DEPARTMENT: Community Services
JOB STATUS & DURATION: Temporary 6-months
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hour workweek / variable hours
LOCATION: Norton Place Park Community
STARTING SALARY: $32.61 per hour

POSTING DATE: November 18, 2022
CLOSING DATE: July 01, 2023




Reporting to the Foreperson, Urban Forestry, provide care and maintenance to the City’s urban forest. Inspects, trims and prunes trees; identifies and diagnoses treatment for diseased/damaged trees. Operates equipment/tools; ensures safety in operations.

  • Efficiently carry out pruning or removal of trees, ensuring the safety of climber and ground crew. Ascends tree using rope and safety saddle, lifelines or aerial bucket truck as needed. Attaches lines to affected limb or wood, cuts and lowers limb/wood working in conjunction with assigned crew and equipment, i.e. crane, and truck. Chips and cuts fallen trees.
  • Tree maintenance in the vicinity of hydro wires and compliance with all procedures and guidelines.
  • Operates aerial truck with hydraulic lifting device, inspect the site for access and positioning of the truck
  • Operates 5-ton dump truck, brush chipper, and a variety of power tools. Ensures all equipment is safely maintained and operated, checks on a daily basis and performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs.
  • Respond to emergency tree concerns at any time – this could include clearing storm damaged trees in inclement weather or poor lighting.
  • Respond to public complaints about a tree.
  • Inspecting properties to determine ownership of trees with the use of GIS.
  • Provide care and maintenance of all City trees.
  • Performs tree surgery under the direction of Arborist II (i.e. pruning, bracing, clearing and marking work-site for public safety. Responds to emergencies including on a yearly call-out basis, to perform tree surgery, remove trees, etc.).
  • Assists the Exterminator in spraying and feeding operations; mixing, applying chemicals, etc.
  • Assists in tree planting operations, operating trucks and equipment to plant, stake and tie trees.
  • Responds to complaints and investigates accident reports regarding damage to City trees.
  • Directs crew (part-time and seasonal staff) in the pruning of street trees and small surgery, with minimal supervision.
  • Responsible for the visual inspection and cleaning of all tools.
  • Performs snow removal duties, including sanding.
  • Performs additional similar and related duties as assigned.


  • High School (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of up to one year in Urban Tree Maintenance or equivalent
  • Over two (2) years and up to and including four (4) years of experience in an urban forestry environment with proven tree climbing experience
  • Safety & Awareness for Line Clearing Certificate from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA)
  • Valid non-probationary Ontario class DZ driver’s licence
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above by July 01, 2023 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions. Should you wish to opt out of completing the survey, please select “prefer not to answer” as a response to each question. All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable. The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.



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