Forestry Temporary Staff

2 weeks ago(12/6/2017 9:02 AM)
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Job Type
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Forestry, Government and Public Sector
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Job Description

Grow your career in Forestry!



Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special!! You will be part or a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.


Employment Period: Monday April 02, 2018 to December 14, 2018



Job Responsibilities:

  • Support city staff and assist in the management of tree planting projects on municipal boulevards and parks with contractors and/or volunteer groups
  • Support and assist in the management of projects associated with Emerald Ash Borer including; inspections, removals, stump removal, tree replacement, treatment and restoration of woodlands and natural areas
  • Assist with invasive species management through monitoring and delivering volunteer events for invasive species control
  • Support and assist with Warranty Tree  inspections and administration
  • Assists with the administration of various forestry related contracts
  • Assists in conducting tree inspections and invoice verification as required
  • Data collection and entry
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Specifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Arboriculture or Ecology field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Diploma and/or certificate in Arboriculture, Forestry, Natural Resources, Ecology, or ISA Arborist Certification
  • Must have knowledge of all applicable Acts and Regulations related to Forestry operations
  • Ability to perform moderately strenuous tasks outdoors, with the potential for rough terrain and adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • You may be required to work weekends and evenings
  • Must hold and provide a copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s License Class G minimum with a driving record that meets City standards (proof will be required at time of interview). Access to a personal vehicle is also necessary.
  • Must hold Emergency First Aid Certification (proof will be required at the time of interview)
  • Ability to deal with the public courteously and effectively
  • Performs data entry, analysis and interpretation of projects
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers, Outlook, HAT-F, GIS software)
  • Proven experience and knowledge relevant to tree installation/tree maintenance
  • Proficient floral identification skills
  • Knowledge of invasive plants and pests
  • Good interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of applicable Health and Safety regulations and Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Understanding of OTM’s Book 7 for Temporary Conditions
  • Must possess Green Patch CSA approved safety boots, 6”-8” to cover ankle made of suede or leather material
  • Employment offer is conditional upon providing a Criminal Record Search, at your own expense, that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga


Physical Demands:  

  • Working outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions
  • Requires bending, lifting heavy equipment and objects, walking, pushing, sitting, standing and repetitive motion

Successful applicants may be required to attend various training sessions throughout the season.

Employment offer is conditional upon providing a Criminal Records Search, at your own expense, that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga or a Record of Offences Declaration for returning staff where a Criminal Record Search acceptable to the City has previously been submitted.




Salary: $20.00 - $21.45

Closing Date: January 12, 2018

Department/Division/Unit:Community Services Department/ Parks and Forestry Division/ Forestry Section






A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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