Parks Mapping Coordinator

Competition Number: 21242


Job Title: Parks Mapping Coordinator

Department: Parks, Recreation and Community Services - Parks - Community Development and Business Systems

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $35.49/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: October 27, 2021

Closing Date: November 1, 2021

Last Modified: October 27, 2021, 12:06 pm

Status: Closed


Do you love trees and want to improve Saanich’s systems to manage the urban forest better? The Parks Division is seeking a dynamic team player as the new Parks Mapping Coordinator. The main role is to develop and coordinate Saanich Parks’ mapping and tracking system with a strong focus on the Urban Forest. The coordinator is responsible for measuring, tracking, tagging, mapping, assessing and reporting on prioritized trees growing on public and private land. This role also assists with tree permit administration and works with other staff to develop and maintain an efficient mapping and tracking system for Saanich’s urban forest. The Parks Mapping Coordinator will work closely with the Parks GIS analyst and liaises with internal and external staff and stakeholders to map Saanich Parks’ green assets in the field.

Requirements include a two year diploma in arboriculture or horticulture from a recognized post-secondary institution; two years progressive experience in the field of arboriculture, preferably in a municipal setting and six months experience performing tree inventories, tree assessments and using GIS software in the field and in the office, preferably in a municipal setting. The successful candidate will also have working knowledge of computers, standardized corporate software packages, and industry standards for young tree planting, care and maintenance. Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) as a Certified Arborist; I.S.A. Tree Risk Assessor Qualification and a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence. Candidates with an equivalent combination or education and experience may be considered. The successful candidate will work 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm.

*Testing will be conducted

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The District of Saanich is implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. Confirmation of full vaccination effective December 13, 2021 will be required from anyone accepting employment with the District of Saanich.  Accommodations will be made for those individuals who can’t be vaccinated for reasons protected by the BC Human Rights Code.  A request for an accommodation can be made after you have been offered employment.   


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