Utility 6-Arborist

"The City of Moncton is the economic and commercial centre of Atlantic Canada, with a number of key qualities that make it one of the best places in the region to live and work. Moncton is consistently recognized as a sports tourism hub for Atlantic Canada as well as one of the best places in Canada to do business. It is Moncton's overall drive to succeed, commitment to excellence, desire to move forward, and total quality of life that makes this city what it is."

The City of Moncton is currently accepting applications for the position of Utility 6-Arborist with the Parks & Leisure Service Department.

The Utility 6-Arborist will carry out comprehensive arboricultural duties throughout the City of Moncton's urban tree population. Daily climbing of all types of trees under all types of conditions is the primary job function.

This position reports to the Service Foreman - Parks

The successful candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • High School graduate or GED equivalency.
  • Must have post-secondary education from a recognized institution in a relevant college or university degree program.
  • The following certificates and training are required for this position. The successful candidate must maintain these qualifications as required for periodic renewal.
  • Must have and maintain the following certificates: ISA Certified Arborist Certification, Chainsaw Safety Training, Standard First Aid and CPR, Arboricultural Electrical Safety, Construction Signing & Traffic Control, Bucket Evacuation Safety.
  • ISA Climber Specialist, ISA Municipal Specialist and ISA Aerial Lift Specialist certification would be considered and asset.
  • Must have a minimum of (5) five years continuous applicable climbing experience in an urban forest environment.
  • Must be knowledgeable and have proven experience with materials and methods required for rigging and removal of mature trees in an urban setting. This includes but is not limited to the use of ropes, cranes, slings, friction brakes and other arboricultural equipment. 
  • Must be able to work safely and efficiently in and around obstacles such as houses, energized conductors, communication lines, pedestrian traffic and other forms of urban infrastructure.
  • Must have and maintain a level of physical fitness to be able to carry out all aspects of this position.
  • Must be knowledgeable and capable of performing aerial rescue operations from a tree climbing and aerial lift scenario.
  • Must possess the ability to prepare daily work reports and I.S.A. hazardous tree evaluation forms.
  • Must be knowledgeable and abide by the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of IPM and its principles as they apply to urban forestry.
  • English essential. The ability to communicate in the French language would be an asset, but not a requirement.
  • Good working knowledge of Tree Risk Assessment, IPM and PHC as it relates to Urban Forestry and knowledge of Tree Soil Relations.
  • Good working knowledge of plants indigenous and introduced to Zone 5b.
  • Good working knowledge of acceptable nursery stock as per CNLA specifications (most current edition).
  • Good working knowledge of construction practices as they relate to tree care.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the New Brunswick Occupational Safety Act.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 3E driver's license.
  • Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently in an aerial working environment both with climbing techniques and with the use of aerial lift devices.
  • Must have demonstrated skills and abilities to work around energized power conductors.
  • Must have proven technical abilities in rigging and removal in an urban setting.
  • Must have good pruning skills as per current ANSI 300 Pruning Standards Best Management Practices for Tree Pruning.
  • Basic operation and maintenance of arboricultural equipment including but not limited to: bucket trucks, chippers, stumpers, saws, tree spades, etc.

The City offers an attractive benefits and salary package in keeping with CUPE Local 51 Collective Agreement.

MISSION: Working together to grow our economy and enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
VISION:  A city that inspires.
CORE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS:Sustainability, diversity, creativity, engagement and leadership.

The City of Moncton is an equal opportunity employer.

The Applicant must submit their application through the online system that can be found at: moncton.ca/employment or obtain an application in Human Resources at City Hall.

To obtain more information, please contact Human Resources at (506) 877-7707.


(The City of Moncton thanks all applicants for their interest; however,
only those scheduled for interviews will be contacted)

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