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Parks Services

Competition # 201862

Operator II – Arborist

One (1) Permanent Full-Time Position

Reporting to the Foreman, Park Services, the Operator II performs a wide variety of work functions in Parks Services under the Infrastructure Management Department. The position uses safe work practices and procedures to carry out assigned tasks and contributes to the overall effectiveness of the work team. Some of the specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • Urban Forestry maintenance and operations using Arbour care industry standards. This includes tree pruning operations (ground, aerial and climbing), tree planting, hazardous tree removal and response to storm damage using equipment such as, Aerial truck, wood chippers, up to three ton trucks, chainsaws and pole saw.
  • Operation of light and medium duty equipment in a safe and efficient manner used in the maintenance of parks, trails, sidewalks, outdoor rinks and open spaces. Performing pre-equipment inspections and servicing of vehicles and equipment at the end of each day. The Operator II reports mechanical problems to Foreman.
  • Performing preventative maintenance and repair duties upon parks amenities and equipment to reduce operational cost and maximize operational efficiency, safety, cleanliness and user satisfaction. To adhere to manufacturer’s recommended procedures for preventative maintenance, greasing and lubrication of equipment and maintain records of such.
  • Assist with cemetery interments, including the opening and closing of graves, cremations and the columbarium.
  • To ensure that all rules and regulations pertaining to City amenities are adhered to.
  • Other duties relating to Parks Services as required

The successful candidate will have (or the ability to obtain within an agreed upon time) the ISA Arborist certification and ISA Tree Worker Climbing Specialist certification, along with extensive knowledge of tree insects and disease. Knowledge of industry practices used in the areas of Horticulture, Arboriculture, snow removal operations and grave digging is essential. Experience with pesticide application would also be an asset to this position. Candidates are required to have a Class 5 Operators License (air brake endorsement) and 3 to 5 years’ experience in the safe operation of light to heavy duty equipment in the Parks Arboriculture field.

Incumbents will also be required to understand the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the City Safety Policies & Procedures as they pertain to this position, and possess standard First Aid and WHIMS certification. The successful applicant will have excellent customer service and communication skills with the ability to comprehend and communicate detailed instructions orally and in writing. This position requires the use of an iPad to enter tree data for tree inventory therefore intermediate computer skills are required. This is a physically demanding position and incumbents will be required to work in a variety of adverse weather conditions and at varying heights.

This position is within the scope of C.U.P.E. Local 30, and as such, you will be required to adhere to the articles contained within the Collective Agreement. A current driver’s abstract will be required at the time of interview.

  • Rate of Pay: $27.91 – $30.68 per hour
  • Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than Thursday May 24, 2018 stating competition #201862 to:

The City of Fort Saskatchewan
People Services Department
10005 – 102 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5
Fax: 780.992.6625

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 25,500 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre, and the 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort representation in historic downtown.

For more information on employment with the City of Fort Saskatchewan, please visit our website at:

The City of Fort Saskatchewan thanks all applicants for their interest and advises those applicants under consideration will be contacted.


ULS Landscaping

ULS Landscaping

Since 1989 ULS has been providing year round services in the area of landscape design, construction, maintenance, and snow & ice control. Through our comprehensive Professional Landscape Management ULS is regarded as one of the most progressive and knowledgeable landscape companies in Canada. Through it all, our core values have remained as a foundation for our company: a Culture of Caring for our Clients.

It is the mission of ULS to provide premiere customer service through a committed effort to Create, Beautify, Sustain and make Safe Landscapes, while building close relationships with our Clients, Team Members, Extended Partners and the Communities we serve.

One call. One contractor. All the services you need. Team ULS.

Position Available: Arborist / Pruning Foreman

Qualifications necessary:


  • ISA Certification
  • Receptive to modern arboricultural theory and changes in practice
  • Working knowledge of the use of common hand and power tools relative to pruning and tree removal, chainsaws, stump grinders, chippers, crane and aerial devices
  • Minimum 3-5 years of previous experience in a similar role as an arborist
  • Valid Driver’s License (class 5), ability to provide copy of driver’s abstract and own reliable transportation


  • Olds College Arboricultural Technician Certificate
  • Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist

Starting Wage (optional): $24+/hour

Please send resumes in Word or PDF

For more information contact: Simone Mehra
Phone: 403-235-5253 Fax: 403-235-5530


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ArborCare Tree Service Ltd

Jim Fisher established ArborCare Tree Service in 1983. ArborCare has grown from 1 truck to a fleet of over 100 vehicles and specialized equipment, including 5 of the largest aerial trucks in Western Canada. ArborCare is the largest Canadian owned tree service company in Canada, and we are leaders in the arboriculture industry with over 120 full-time employees. ArborCare provides exceptional service in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, with offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Vernon and Kelowna. ArborCare is a dynamic and progressive company providing commercial, residential and utility services. We remain committed to maintaining your environment.

Certified Utility Arborist – UTT / CUA with ISA Certification
The ideal candidates will have experience within the utility tree care industry with tree identification skills as well as valid UTT, CUA or UTW, and ISA certification. Must have clean and valid class 5 driver’s license, air brakes endorsement not required but beneficial. In town and out of town positions available, some job positions may require additional certifications such as CSTS. Applicants must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

Certified Utility Arborist – UTT / CUA with ISA Certification
$30-35/hour based on experience and certification

Certified Utility Arborist – UTT / CUA / ISA
The ideal candidates will have experience within the utility tree care industry with tree identification skills as well as valid UTT, CUA or UTW. Must have clean and valid class 5 driver’s license, air brakes endorsement not required but beneficial. In town and out of town positions available, some job positions may require additional certifications such as CSTS. Applicants must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

Certified Utility Arborist – UTT / CUA / ISA
$25-30/hour based on experience and certification

ISA Certified Arborist:
The ideal candidates will have practical experience within the tree care industry, including aerial operator and/or climbing skills, pruning experience, and tree-identification skills. Valid ISA certification required. Must have clean and valid class 5 driver’s license, air brakes endorsement not required but beneficial. In-town and out-of-town positions available, some job positions may require additional certifications such as CSTS. Candidates must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol

ISA Certified Arborist

$25-30/hour based on experience and certification

Phone: 403-273-6378
Fax: 403-272-1536



This is a highly technical job that requires a high degree of rope work, rigging, pruning and tree knowledge. Skilled climbing arborists are very hard to come by – particularly those with a great experience.

Having experience felling trees in the bush is a skill best left for the bush. If you think you might have the right skills because you climbed trees as a kid, watched some nature shows and once worked in bucket truck, you can be sure that our climbing audition will leave you needing a change of shorts. If you know you have the skills and want to work for a company that has a strong sense of purpose , we will gladly bring you out so you can impress us with your skill and to see if your personality is a good match for our teams.

To fit in you must:

  • Be positive…even if you missed your morning coffee.
  • Enjoy serving others by pushing into overtime to get the job done. You want to be a customer service hero. You like knowing clients can sleep better at night now that the tyranny of another hazard tree has ended.
  • Enjoy early mornings, hard work, and getting dirty so when you come home at the end of the day, your partner feels sorry for you (or mom, if you still live at home). Go ahead. Take that cold drink and hot meal they present you with at the door. You earned it
  • Some cool assets you might bring to the table?

    • Mechanical aptitude. Love it. Knowing when a machine might not be sounding quite right and in need of some “wrench-love” is a sensitivity we like to see!
    • An interest in training others and continuously learning – even from someone less experienced (we all have something to teach, don’t we?)
    • An interest in helping build a company from the bottom up, giving your suggestions and feedback on how things could be done better. (Yes, you really would have a leader that listens and considers innovative suggestion.)

    Interested? Read our Careers webpage then apply!

    Want to be at the bottom of our applicant list? Simply send us a standard resume and cover letter, just like every other applicant.

    Want to be at the top? Wow and dazzle us with who you are as a person. Tell us what interests you about working for us. Be innovative and creative. Be you. If you make us smile or laugh consider yourself at the top of our “to interview” list.

    Starting Wage: $27.15+

    Work Location: Various

    Address: 11251 180 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 0B4

    Experience Required: 1-2+ years and completion of high school

    Phone: (780) 945-1937

    Please email resumes to



    ISA Certified Arborist

    Our fast growing Tree Company based out of Airdrie, Alberta is looking for a Certified ISA Arborist or equivalent to fill a permanent full-time position within our organization.

    Short listed candidates must have Personal PPE, a Driver’s License in good standing, and reliable Transportation.

    Skills Required:

    • Experienced operation of Aerial Truck and Bucket
    • Knowledge of Proper pruning/Felling practices in accordance to ISA Standards.
    • Climbing experience/Rigging
    • Air Brake Endorsed
    • Manual Transmission
    • First Aid/CPR


    • Competitive wages
    • Employee Benefits
    • Incentive Trainings

    Please forward your resume with references to our fax number: 403-980-9174 or by email to:

    We thank all applicants for their response and will contact those we require further information from.

    Please feel free to check out our website at