ISA Certified Arborist

$28.00 - $38.00 hourly
  • Tree Doctors Inc
  • 343 Olivewood Road, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
  • Mar 22, 2023
Full time Arborist Crew Leader Grounds worker Utility Arborist

Job Description


Salary: $28.00-$38.00 per hour

The Arborist role includes pruning trees, removing dead trees, stump grinding, and working with customers to understand their needs with woody plants and trees on their property.

  • Provide excellent customer communications based on knowledgeable diagnosis, expert information, and recommendations

that meet client goals and arboricultural standards.

  • Work closely with the crew leader and team members to ensure every customer receives the best possible service throughout the process. Job follow up is required to ensure work is completed to customer satisfaction with the goal of long term retention.
  • Identify and implement safety practices and hazards before, during and after the job.

Work setting

  • Various locations


  • Survey and assess designated sites
  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • Water and tend to plants, lawns and/or gardens
  • Apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides and other lawn care products
  • Apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions
  • Assess the health of lawns
  • Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease
  • Plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes
  • Plan and construct landscaped environments which may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, patios and other landscape structures
  • Plant and maintain private and public lawns and gardens

Landscaping experience

  • Residential projects

Area of specialization

  • Plant knowledge and identification

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Manual dexterity

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 30 to 40 hours per week


  • Minimum 1-2 years’ arboriculture experience
  • Graduate of a recognized program in arboriculture, urban forestry of equivalent
  • ISA Certified Arborist | Tree Risk Assessor
  • ‘G’ Driver’s license or equivalent with clean drivers abstract
  • Current WHMIS, First Aid and CPR
  • Landscape/Forestry Exterminator’s License
  • Competent in technical report-writing, tree identification & assessment
  • Practical knowledge of tree biology, tree biomechanics and arboricultural practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Exhibits a true passion for arboriculture
  • Ability to identify plants, diagnose problems and recommend management solutions based on good arboricultural practices and current industry standards
  • Excellent communication skills—verbal, nonverbal, active listening, observational, written & negotiating
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills – staying professional and composed, managing emotions, focusing on goals and desired outcomes, communicating effectively for desired results
  • Strong sense of teamwork based on respect for production staff, management, and customers
  • Good time management skills, organization, follow through and tenacity
  • Able to work increased hours as needed in high season and during storm & emergency response
  • Able to perform job functions in all types of weather and conditions
  • Desire and ability to invest time in developing knowledge and performance through continued education and training.