Arborist - Urban Forestry

  • Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Jul 12, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

The City of Kelowna cares for over 200 mountains, beaches and city parks.  Our Urban Forestry team maintains over 25,000 street and park trees and approximately 1000 hectares of natural forested areas. 

Help enhance Kelowna’s beautiful urban forest using your arboriculture related experience including field experience with aerial buckets and climbing. An Arborist performs specialized arboricultural work in the planting, removal and maintenance of urban trees. An Arborist functions as a crew-leader to provide direction to helpers on a project basis.


·         I.S.A. (International Society of Arboriculture) Arborist Certification

·         Courses in Arboricultural; however, a related Diploma is preferred

·         Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

·         BC Drivers Licence - Class 5 with Air Ticket

·         Experience on an Aerial Lift and Chipper


Grow your career in an organization that supports employee work-life balance and career and professional development. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position with an hourly rate of $34.33 (40 hour work week) plus a competitive comprehensivebenefits and pension package

Help create Kelowna as a City of the Future. Our diverse and dynamic team strives to innovate to make things better, work as one team, serve proudly and lead responsibly.  

The City of Kelowna is a dynamic team of employees working together to make Kelowna the best mid-sized city in North America. Comework, play and live in Kelowna, a four-season destination and enjoythe many cultural amenities, direct access to exceptional mountainbiking, water sports, skiing,golfing and Kelowna’s easy connection to the world through our International Airport.