BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Parks – Arborist 1

Regular Full-Time
Competition No. 20-11

Internal/External Opportunity
This is a Union Position
Anticipated start date: August 4, 2020

Located next to downtown Victoria, the Township of Esquimalt, with a population of over 17,000, is home to Canada’s Pacific Naval Fleet. The community boasts extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities, schools and commercial services.

The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a motivated individual to fill a full-time regular Arborist 1 position. Reporting to the Arborist 2, the Arborist 1 does planting, pruning, hedge trimming, watering and general arboriculture and horticultural maintenance of a variety of coniferous and deciduous trees.  In addition, this position is responsible for general park maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • International Society of Arboriculture Certification (ISA)
  • ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor
  • Current and Valid Class 5 B.C. Drivers Licence
  • Pesticide Applicator’s License for the Province of British Columbia
  • 2-3 years of related experience

Prior to applying, please visit our website at to view the job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities.

Salary: $30.69 hourly plus benefits
Hours per week: 40

Please submit your resume and covering letter quoting competition no. 20-11 by 2:00 p.m. on July 20, 2020 to:

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

1229 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC   V9A 3P1
t. 250-414-7101
f. 250-414-7111

Organization: Esquimalt (Township)
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation, Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: June 25, 2020, 12:53 pm
Expires: July 20, 2020, 2:00 pm