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Arboriculture Inspector

Location: Victoria, BC

(Approximately 1 year of return of incumbent)

Do you have a passion for trees? Do you want to help contribute to Saanich’s Urban Forest Strategy? The Parks Division is seeking an experienced Arboriculture Inspector who will be responsible for field and office work in attending to a variety of requests regarding trees on private and public property. This position supports development related processes by reviewing building and servicing plans and provides comments on proposed activities as they relate to the Tree Protection Bylaw and the Urban Forest Strategy, and investigates, reports violations and issues permits and enforces penalties pertaining to the Tree Protection Bylaw. The ideal candidate is service oriented, can problem solve, has good judgement, can analyse complex information, and possesses strong communication skills. They work well both independently and part of larger team.

Requirements include: a two-year diploma in arboriculture or horticulture from a recognized college or university; three years of progressive experience in Urban Forestry and/or administration of a Tree Protection Bylaw; certificate from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) as a Certified Arborist; ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ); and a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.

The successful candidate will have strong computer skills and working knowledge of standardized corporate software packages; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to resolve conflict and negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes; and knowledge and experience using development techniques that mitigate tree impacts. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education may be considered.

The successful candidate will work Monday - Friday between 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (40 hours a week). Candidates must have sufficient health, physical conditioning, strength, stamina, and coordination to perform work.

This is a C.U.P.E. 2011 position with a wage of $42.61 per hour and an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, quoting competition 24088 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.
The District of Saanich is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2024. As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence We thank all applicants for applying.

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770 Vernon Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8X 2W7


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