City of Thunder Bay

  • Student - Urban Forestry Summer Student

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 12:01 AM)
    Competition Number
    Infrastructure & Operations
    Posting Category
    Engineering & Operations
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CUPE Local 87
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    Pay Band
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    Supersedes Date
  • General Information:


    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.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  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 2018/2019 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of my 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. Assists the City Urban Forestry staff in the collection of data using GPS/GIS applications for newly and previously planted tree locations
    2. Participates with ash tree injections using approved pesticides to control EAB in selected trees across The City
    3. Participates in data collection for City tree inventory and other such duties as assigned
    4. Assists in monitoring tree plant activities, home owner site visits and minor maintenance of the Urban Forest
    5. Assists in obtaining locates for underground utilities
    6. Participates in community planting initiatives and acts 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 possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence, or equivalent
    • Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation


    • 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

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
    • May be required to provide a successful driver’s abstract
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Exterminators License, Landscape Module
    • May be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation


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