City of Kelowna — Kelowna, BC

Posted: July 13, 2022
Arborist – Urban Forestry

Salary: $34.33 Hour

City of Kelowna — Kelowna, BC

Grow with us!

The City of Kelowna cares for over 200 mountains, beaches and city parks.  Our Urban Forestry team maintains over 25,000 street and park trees and approximately 1000 hectares of natural forested areas.

Help enhance Kelowna’s beautiful urban forest using your arboriculture related experience including field experience with aerial buckets and climbing. An Arborist performs specialized arboricultural work in the planting, removal and maintenance of urban trees. An Arborist functions as a crew-leader to provide direction to helpers on a project basis.


  • I.S.A. (International Society of Arboriculture) Arborist Certification
  • Courses in Arboricultural; however, a related Diploma is preferred
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • BC Drivers Licence – Class 5 with Air Ticket
  • Experience on an Aerial Lift and Chipper

Grow your career in an organization that supports employee work-life balance and career and professional development. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position with an hourly rate of $34.33 (40 hour work week) plus a competitive comprehensive benefits and pension package.

Help create Kelowna as a City of the Future. Our diverse and dynamic team strives to innovate to make things better, work as one team, serve proudly and lead responsibly.

The City of Kelowna is a dynamic team of employees working together to make Kelowna the best mid-sized city in North America. Come work, play and live in Kelowna, a four-season destination and enjoy the many cultural amenities, direct access to exceptional mountain biking, water sports, skiing, golfing and Kelowna’s easy connection to the world through our International Airport.

For further information or to apply, please check our website at


The City of Kelowna has a COVID vaccination policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious grounds (or some other reason protected by the BC Human Rights Code) can request an accommodation.

Organization: City of Kelowna
Location: Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Category(s): Forestry/Arboriculture
Expires: August 12, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $34.33 Hour