Location: West Vancouver, BC
Position Overview: Capilano Golf and Country Club is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified Arborist to manage the approximate 20,000 trees spread over the 165 acre property. This position offers a unique opportunity for career longevity within the arboriculture industry, in a golf course environment. This individual will be responsible for planning, coordinating and executing a wide variety of arboricultural tasks as they relate to ongoing tree health assessments, removals, planting, preservation and maintenance. The successful applicant will work on developing annual hazard tree lists as well as reviewing and developing the clubs long term Tree Management Plan.
Course Information: Capilano is a private 18-hole facility located in beautiful British Columbia. Constructed in 1938 by esteemed Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson, Capilano is continually ranked in the top 10 golf courses in Canada and ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world outside the United States by Golf Digest. Capilano is committed to continually restoring and improving the golf course as part of a Course Long Range Master Plan. Our high performance Course and Grounds team is comprised of up to 40 employees who love to work outdoors, enjoy being in the company of others, and who take pride in their work.
Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia. The course is surrounded by mountains with access to hiking, mountain biking and skiing, and is located less than 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Consistently rated as one of the best cities in the world to live, Vancouver is known for being modern and safe, and has great amenities such as numerous beaches, Stanley Park forest and quick access to the North Shore mountain range.
Work directly with the Course and Grounds leadership team in the prioritization, scheduling and communication of all arboriculture activities.
Develop, implement, and modify management programs for all trees on the property using and developing the club’s Tree Management Plan.
Conduct ongoing forest and tree line health assessments identifying trees that may be hazardous to homes, people or golf course assets to produce an annual hazardous tree removal plan.
Co-ordinate contracted tree removals as appropriate, inclusive of all contractor engagement requirements and organization.
Develop, maintain and communicate a complete set of records as it relates to trees on or impacting the golf course property.
Perform all arboriculture work to a high standard and in a timely and efficient manner, while ensuring the safe use of equipment, machinery, and materials protecting all personnel, members and the golf course.
Lead and educate a small team of support staff to achieve arboricultural objectives.
Assist in communicating tree health issues with the membership and the neighbouring community.
Participate in weekly technical meetings and provide written reports, updates, and detailed documentation as required.
Be proactive in seeking out educational opportunities related to arboriculture and apply that knowledge to daily tasks.
Attend regional golf and arboriculture seminars as well as other networking events.
Be available to participate in other (infrequent) golf course maintenance practises as required.
Undertake regular and appropriate maintenance of all arboriculture equipment (chainsaws, climbing equipment etc.
Conduct themselves in a professional manner and represent the golf club to the highest standard at all times.
Post-secondary degree or diploma in a field related to arboriculture or forestry.
Minimum 3 years climbing experience preferred, and the ability to climb without spurs.
ISA certification preferred, or if not, the desire to attain this certification.
Being organized and a team player is most imperative.
Compensation: $25-$30/hour. Remuneration is flexible depending on experience. Extended health benefits are also included.
Additional Benefits: Uniform, PPE, gloves, waterproof boots and raingear is provided, as well as all necessary equipment for arboriculture related tasks. Annual education and professional development allowance as mutually agreed, ISA membership and phone allowance. Golf privileges and discounts on golf apparel and food are also provided. Our team appreciation including monthly team events, staff golf tournament, and work environment, are second to none.
Schedule: Full time, year round position, 40hrs / week. Summer shifts are Monday to Friday 6:00am to 2:15pm.
Closing Date: Until the position is filled
Date: Start date is flexible
All resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed to:
Stuart Sheridan, AGS | Golf Course Superintendent
Capilano Golf and Country Club is an equal opportunity employer and all resumes will be held in confidence. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in Capilano Golf and Country Club.
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