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Full-time Arboricultural Technician

at The City of White Roc in White Rock,BC

Temporary Full Time (35 hours per week) One (1) Year Term
The City of White Rock is a unique, ocean-side community of 20,000 citizens known for its sunny weather, expansive
beach, historic pier, delightful restaurants, and sense of community. The City is located half an hour south of Vancouver
on the shore of Semiahmoo Bay.
Reporting to the Manager, Parks, this is an administrative and technical role related to the City’s arboricultural policies,
by-laws, practices and procedures. This position will be focused on the review of applications for, approving/disapproving,
and administering permits to perform tree related work on private property, roadways, lanes, and boulevards. As the Tree
Bylaw team specialist, you will work with the Planning and Development Services Department, Engineering & Municipal
Operations Department and other City Departments. This position also receives and responds to complaints from the
public regarding a variety of tree related matters such as fallen trees, broken or hazardous tree limbs, view obstructions,
or root or limb encroachment onto private property; meets with complainants to discuss possible solutions. The
Arboricultural Technician exercises considerable independence of judgment and action in technical areas of the work.
 Graduation from a diploma program related to arboriculture, plus sound related experience management
experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Certification as an Arborist with ISA;
 Considerable knowledge of arboricultural principles, practices and procedures and of tree species, diseases, pests and
treatment methods;
 Sound knowledge of the City’s policies, by-laws and departmental rules, regulations and procedures applicable to the
 Strong conflict management capabilities with an ability to respond to complaints, to identify the nature of tree related
problems, and to initiate action to resolve same;
 Ability to effectively communicate viewpoints and recommendations orally and in writing and to prepare reports
related to a variety of urban tree issues, concerns, practices and procedures;
 Ability to maintain effective working relationships with City staff and to deal courteously and tactfully with the general
public and developers;
 Ability to perform assigned duties under minimal supervision;
 Ability to prepare and maintain records and files related to the work manually or using a computer terminal;
 Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License or equivalent with an acceptable driving record.
The annual wage range of this unionized position is $56,611 - $66,655 with select benefits offered. If your experience and
education have prepared you for success in this role and you are committed to working in a manner that supports a
respectful, healthy, and safe environment, we invite you to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, copies of
certificates, and a current Driver’s Abstract. Note only complete applications will be considered.
Thank you for your interest. Only selected applicants will be contacted.
Please note: This new position is posted “Under Review” meaning that a follow-up review with be conducted with the
incumbent to ensure the duties and valuation levels are appropriately captured.
Application Deadline: 4:30p.m., Monday, August 28, 2017
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