Tree Pruner Leader EX22-1118

Posting date: September 22, 2022

Job Title: Tree Pruner Leader

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX22-1118

Status: Permanent position

Should there be no fully qualified candidate for this position, a less qualified candidate who can be expected to meet the required qualifications within a reasonable period may be considered for this position as a training/development opportunity.

Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: Yes

Rate of Pay: $33.22 per hour
(Training Opportunity rate of pay is $31.55 per hour. The successful candidate will be paid at the reduced rate until the minimum qualifications have been met.)

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Frobisher (CityWide)

Section: Roads Operations
Division: Linear Infrastructure Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure

Duties:  Under the supervision of a CityWide Superintendent, with the day-to-day direction of the Tree Warden:

  1. Perform work as a Tree Pruner.
  2. Oversee the work of the unit.
  3. Trim, prune, brace, fell and remove trees in parks and on CGS streets.
  4. Transplant and nurture trees.
  5. Clear overhead electrical lines.
  6. Spray trees with insecticides using sprayer.
  7. Work in close proximity to energized lines and equipment and heavy traffic.
  8. Write reports and keep records.
  9. Ensure quality and quantity of work and the care and condition of tools, materials and equipment for work unit.
  10. Clean up job sites of all debris, load large branches into truck and feed smaller branches into chipper machine.
  11. Operate and drive a bucket truck.
  12. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS's Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  13. Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
  • Must be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as a Utility Aborist Journeyperson.
  • Must have EUSA Certificate.
  • Five (5) years of related experience in tree trimming and demonstrated skills in a supervisory role.
  • Must be trained in Aerial Rescue.
  • Must possess Chainsaw certification or preferably Cutter certification.
  • Must be fully aware of job hazards and use appropriate safety equipment and procedures to protect self and others.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • May require the use of a CGS vehicle on CGS business.  Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid “DZ” driver's licence and have an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply:

Résumés quoting EX22-1118 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

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The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment,  and are happy to hire qualified (including education credential) applicants from anywhere. In order to hire a candidate one must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with legally entitled being defined as having all of the necessary paperwork processed, approved and responded to, by way of a work permit being issued and received.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.