Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver, B.C., is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified arborist to manage the approximate 20,000 trees spread over the 165-acre golf course property.
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 and the club’s tree management plan.
Work directly with the management 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 understanding the club’s tree management plan.
Undertake ongoing tree health assessments to produce an annual hazardous tree removal list.
Undertake large tree removal work on a weekly basis, in accordance with best industry practices for climbing, rigging and felling trees, as required.
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.
Work closely with outside contractors as required during construction projects, large scale tree removals and replanting efforts.
Lead and educate a small team of support ground 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.
Aid in the education, training and supervision of the course Intern(s) in areas related to arboriculture.
Work directly with the environmental coordinator to maintain Audubon certification in aspects related to arboriculture.
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 golf course maintenance practices as required.
Undertake regular and appropriate maintenance of chainsaws and climbing equipment.
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 three years climbing experience preferred and the ability to climb without spurs.
ISA certification preferred, or if not, the desire to attain certification.
Being organized and a team player is imperative.
Compensation is $20-$30/hour depending on experience, plus extended health benefits.
Uniform and rain gear 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.
Team appreciation including monthly events, golf, and work environment.
This is a full-time, year-round position, 40hrs / week. Summer shifts are Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Schedule can be discussed as needed. A typical week consists of three days of climbing for removals/limbing, and two days of clean up/organizing/assessing. This varies throughout the season.
Contact: Stuart Sheridan, AGS, Golf Course Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org.