Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Job Number: PC-24-19
Job Type: Permanent Full-time, Union
Position Closing Date: Tuesday, April 2 2024 at 11:59pm
Choose Barrie
The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.
Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.
Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common – municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.
The Opportunity
The Operations Department is comprised of four Branches: Administration, Parks and Forestry Operations, Roads and Fleet Operations and Solid Waste Operations. Key responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the City’s public works infrastructure and systems including roadways; rail, winter maintenance; parks and green spaces, including forestry; solid waste operations; and maintenance of the corporation’s fleet of vehicles and equipment.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Forestry Foreperson, the Forestry Journeyperson 2 position is part of a front-line team directly responsible for performing all required maintenance of municipal trees within the City of Barrie. Maintenance activities include the inspection, pruning, removal and replacement of trees on streets and in active and passive parkland throughout the City. This position assists the Forestry Journeyperson 1 and Forestry Foreperson positions with day-to-day responsibilities related to urban arboriculture and is integral in ensuring that the citizens of Barrie enjoy a safe urban forest along with all of the benefits that a healthy urban forest canopy provides

Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job
Corporate Culture: Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community.
Education (degree/diploma/certifications)
  • One (1) year College Certificate in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, or related discipline
  • Completion of Chainsaw Safety and Cutting Techniques Certificate from an accredited association, organization, or institution
Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/government-news/jobs
  • Position Equivalency Code: B
  • Two (2) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience within an arboriculture and/or urban forestry work environment
  • Demonstrate professional experience pruning and removing all sizes of hazardous trees
  • Demonstrated experience performing all tree maintenance/arboriculture duties in accordance to the International Society of Arboriculture
  • Demonstrated professional experience operating chain saws, pole saws, bucket trucks, crane trucks, and chippers
  • Working knowledge of the following principles and standards: all aspects of urban arboriculture; chainsaw maintenance
  • Demonstrated Ability to:
    • deal with the public in a courteous and efficient manner to promote a high standard of customer service and public relations at all times
  • Basic computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word), tree inventory software and computerized maintenance management system software
Conditions of Employment
  • Valid Ontario Class “D” Driver’s Licence with a “Z” endorsement in good standing
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check*
  • Please note that this is a requirement of the position for any new employees to the City of Barrie in accordance with the Police Record Check Procedure. Existing employees who have met this criteria will be exempt from this requirement.
Other Important Information
Location: Operations Center, 165 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie, Ontario
Hours: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Wage: This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2024 pay range:
  • Pay Level: Level 5
  • Yearly Salary: $66,040.00 to $79,102.40
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $31.75 to $38.03
Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.
How to Apply: Click the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top and/or bottom of the job posting to start the application process. Please note that emailed applications will not be considered.
The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require Code-protected accommodation and we will work with you to meet your needs.
The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the job description by emailing HR.Recruitment@Barrie.ca.