Job: Arborist - Town of Coaldale


Reporting to the Parks Foreman, the Arborist will coordinate and maintain Town owned arboricultural urban forest and its assets.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assures the health, safety, and appearance of all the horticultural assets of the Town of Coaldale and in particular the Town owned urban forest.
  • Develops, maintain and implement an urban forest management plan.
  • Coordinates with the all departments in the monitoring and maintenance of horticultural assets.
  • Develops and maintains specifications for planting of trees, turf and other assets through review of development applications.
  • Develops a list of tree species suitable for this region, soil conditions and climate.
  • Performs design reviews and inspection for construction of Town horticultural assets in new developments.
  • Inspects, maintains, and manages all Town owned trees and related tree issues including tree inspections, tree health condition, annual hazard evaluation, fertilizing, pest management, and pruning, and evaluations.
  • Responsible for the planting and removal of all Town owned trees.
  • Coordinates with the Communities in Bloom Committee, and other community groups in planning construction of landscaping for new or revitalized parks, sports fields and streetscapes.
  • Maintains a tree inventory.
  • Provides technical information to the public regarding tree care, diseases and arboricultural practices.
  • Develop safe work practices in conjunction with Town’s safety committee.
  • Apply pesticides and herbicides under the supervision of a certified pesticide and herbicide applicator.


  • Post-secondary education (Diploma, Degree or Trade Certificate) in a related discipline (Arboriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture, Turf Management, Natural Resources Management, etc), plus a minimum of three 3 years related experience
  • Possesses or will obtain ISA Arborist Certification designation within 6 months of position start and/or Municipal Arborist Certification within 12 months of position start
  • Pesticide Applicators Certificate; or willing to obtain
  • Experience in the operation of a tree chipper, aerial man lift truck, and other related equipment
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to read and interpret landscape / construction drawings
  • Technical competence, specifically in word processing, databases, spreadsheets software applications (preferably with Microsoft Office applications)
  • Ability to understand governmental procedures and policies
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Operators License with Q endorsement
  • Chainsaw, tree falling, and tree climbing practices certifications or formal training is an asset

Salary: AUPE Level 12: Starting at $31.76 per hour.

$31.76 /hr


Application Deadline:
April 25, 2017

Apply Now!
Apply to submitting your cover letter, resume and references by April 25, 2017.