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Student - Urban Forestry Summer Student

Student - Urban Forestry Summer Student

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Infrastructure & Operations
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Engineering & Operations
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CUPE Local 87
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
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More information about this job

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor – Forestry & Horticulture, the Urban Forestry Summer Student is responsible for assisting with tasks related to the Urban Forest Management Plan.


Major responsibilities:

  1. Will assist the City Urban Forestry staff in the collection of data using GPS/GIS applications for newly and previously planted tree locations.
  2. Will assist with the installation and monitoring of pheromone traps for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
  3. Will participate in data collection for Parkland tree inventory and other such duties as assigned.
  4. Will assist in monitoring tree plant activities, home owner site visits and minor maintenance of the Urban Forest.
  5. Will assist in obtaining locates for underground utilities.
  6. Will participate in community planting initiatives and act as a source of information to the public regarding the importance of the Urban Forest and other programs that are offered by the City in regards to the Urban Forest and other general inquiries.




  • Must be a student enrolled in a forestry program at a college or university.


  • Must be able to read, write & understand English
  • Must be highly motivated, work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and current related software (Word and Excel)
  • Must be able to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with other Civic Departments and suppliers
  • Must be physically fit to perform field duties that involve lifting, standing/walking on a constant basis, squatting/kneeling on a frequent basis.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class G driver’s license
  • Use of a vehicle is required