Urban Forester


Closing Date: Nov 25, 2020 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 20-88

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Urban Forester. Under the general direction of the Manager, Engineering & Environment, the incumbent is responsible for the implementation of the City’s Tree Management and Protection Bylaw and assists the City’s Urban Forestry Coordinator with the implementation of the City’s Urban Forestry Strategy.  Independent action and judgment is required to accomplish the City’s urban forestry goals, objectives, and bylaws.  Complex issues or matters of significant impact are referred to the Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a Diploma in Horticulture, Forestry, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture or Landscape Architecture from a recognized college or university, International Society of Arboriculture (I.S.A.) Certified Arborist (requires a minimum of 3 years’ arboriculture experience) and certified Tree Risk Assessor certification.

A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is required for this position.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position.  $38.80 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2020 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week.  A comprehensive benefit package is included.  

The wage level for this position is subject to confirmation under a union/management jointly negotiated job evaluation plan.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to employment.opportunities@nanaimo.ca referencing the specific competition 20-88 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at www.nanaimo.ca.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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