Arborist (Arborist & Tree Care)

Full Time

  Town of Ajax

  Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Experience it - Ajax!

The Town of Ajax, situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, is an innovative municipal sector leader that provides a variety of services to one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario.  With over 120,000 residents, Ajax's rich heritage and culturally diverse community make it a great place to work and live.


The Arborist is responsible for maintaining all municipally owned trees which include, but are not limited to all trees located on/in boulevard, parks, facilities, and woodlots on town managed properties.  This includes identification of species, pest/pathogens, pruning/removing trees, soil conditions, identifying and pruning hazardous dangerous limbs, stump removal, plant healthcare, application of mulch, water and fertilizer and trouble shooting potential problems.  Provides direction to seasonal staff and meets with the public to inform them of problems related to trees on public and private property.  The Arborist provides support for winter control activities as required.


  • diploma in arboriculture or a related field
  • three (3) years' of relevant experience in arborticulture
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • good understanding and knowledge of plant and plant healthcare
  • ability to perform the manual tasks of the position including the ability to climb and work at heights
  • strong customer service skills and experience in responding to inquiries from residents
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is required
  • hold a valid Ontario DZ driver's licence with ac clear driver's abstract 
  • ability to provide a current criminal reference check that is satisfactory to the Town

This is a unionized position that works a 40 hour work week in varying weather conditions.  In addition, this position is on standby from November to April to provide support for winter control activities.  The Town offers a comprehensive benefits package with paid sick and vacation leave; plus an OMERS pension.

Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June 16, 2019.  This position is being advertised concurrently to internal and external candidates.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

Applicants must provide a valid email address for communication purposes (one that you check on a regular basis).  If your email address changes, please update your profile with your new email address.

The Town of Ajax is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and accessibility within the workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.  The Town embraces diversity and gender expression through policy, staff training and providing positive spaces.  The Town encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  If selected for an interview, please inform Human Resources of any accommodation you may require during the process.


Pay range: $71,468 - $76,377 per year