Forestry Technician

Website City of Waterloo

Job Description:

Perform a wide range of maintenance and operational activities related to day to day forestry under the direction of the Manager of Park Operations, Forestry and Horticulture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment by taking necessary precautions and applying safety procedures in accordance with health and safety legislation and City of Waterloo policies
  • Perform daily checks on vehicles and equipment, including documentation of any issues
  • Provide guidance to staff on operational activities, equipment and health and safety related procedures where qualified
  • Perform additional related duties as requested for parks operations
  • Will be required to perform other duties as assigned
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and coordinate and maintain required documentation and record keeping
  • May be required to participate on various teams and initiatives
  • Perform winter operations activities and may participate in the winter control shifts
  • Participate in team development and implementation of operational/maintenance programs to meet Parks, Forestry and
  • Cemetery Services Division objectives and the needs of our customers
  • Provide exceptional customer service by responding to customer inquiries, customer needs and communication with user groups on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment and vehicles

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work with computer programs such as GIS software
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, actual and potential hazards associated with forestry services; must have knowledge of Book 7
  • Certification in Aerial Lifts, Aerial Work Platforms, Chainsaw operation, and Working from Heights is preferred
  • Capable of performing the physical demands of the position, including lifting, climbing and kneeling on a regular basis
  • Three (3) years of related forestry experience involving manual/physical labour and operation power tools, vehicles and/or related equipment operation
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment, motivated, hard-working and able to work with minimal supervision
  • A Valid MTO ‘DZ’ class driver’slicense in good standing with driver’s abstract acceptable to the City is required to perform the job
  • Experience in operating equipment such as aerial lifts, chipper, chainsaw, and front-end loader
  • Grade 12 Education or equivalent
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) credential (or equivalent)*
  • Ensure that all required certification or licenses are kept current and in good standing, and attend training and remain apprised of new technologies within the Forestry field
  • Supplementary training related to Business Unit will be required (i.e. Bucket Truck training, Electrical Awareness,
  • Chainsaw safety and cutting techniques, Working from Heights, Health and Safety, Environmental Spills, Equipment Operation)
  • Experience with winter control operations including plowing, salting, and trackless operation
  • Satisfactory police record and judicial matters check
  • Advanced Rigging Technical Knowledge is considered an asset
  • Current International Society of Arborist (ISA) Certified Arborist accreditation (or equivalent program accreditation)
  • Thorough working knowledge of forestry operations and procedures
  • Willing and able to work in an outdoor environment and actively participate in daily activities in inclement weather
  • First Aid and AED certification

Job Details:

Company: City of Waterloo

Job Category: Cities And States

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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