BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Surrey
2020 Parks Labourer - Urban Forestry

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.  

City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey

We are looking for motivated and hardworking labourers who are interested in gaining valuable career experience from a wide variety of urban forestry and habitat restoration field-based work. The Urban Forestry – Natural Areas team provides exciting opportunities and challenges in an active and energetic environment.

Temporary Full-Time – CUPE 402.

  • Working in natural area parks throughout Surrey on a field-based crew under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Completing a variety of manual and semi-skilled general labour tasks including:
    • invasive plant removal,
    • planting native trees and shrubs
    • planting maintenance (weeding/brushing/mulching)
    • refuse and yard waste removal
    • tree debris clean-up
  • Completing heavy physical work in all weather conditions, requiring sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination.
  • Interacting with the public in a professional manner.

  • Completed grade 12 or equivalent.
  • A valid, unrestricted BC Driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • Experience performing manual labour.
  • Experience with power tools (brush saw, hedge trimmer, backpack blowers).
  • Demonstrated ability to identify native and invasive plants.
  • Strong public relations, communication and interpersonal skills

Approximate Recruitment Timeline
  • Reviewing Applications: January and February
  • Interviews: February
  • References & Police Information Checks: March
  • Start Date: May

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at to Job ID 3317. Posting will remain open until January 13, 2020.

Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping,Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: December 2, 2019, 1:01 pm
Expires: January 13, 2020, 4:30 pm