Town of Banff Urban Forest Labourer

(Forests & Gardens) - Municipal Parks
Town of Banff
110 Bear St, Banff, AB
$23–$29 an hour - Full-time
Town of Banff
110 Bear St, Banff, AB
$23–$29 an hour

Job details

$23–$29 an hour
Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed
110 Bear St, Banff, AB
Pulled from the full job description
Dental care
Designated paid holidays
Extended health care
Housing allowance
Life insurance
Paid sick leave
Full job description
Full-Time (40 hours/week), Permanent
As our Urban Forest Labourer, you will “Take Care of Banff” by ensuring our urban trees are watered, pruned, protected from ungulate browsing, and maintained as described in the Town of Banff’s Urban Forest Management Plan.

You will be required to perform a variety of labour duties such as: installing and maintaining tree protection fences, pruning/planting trees, assist with tree removals, water trees/shrubs/flowers, perform trail inspections and maintenance, perform snow removal, bucking/stacking wood.

A candidate for this position will possess:

A great attitude, willingness to help others and foster positive change
An eye for details
Experience driving trailers, dump trucks, toolcats
Experience with safe operation of chainsaws and chippers
Knowledge and previous experience with safe tree felling techniques, and arborist practices
A mechanical aptitude
Ability to work safely and follow safe work procedures
Ability to accept and receive feedback openly
A level of fitness allowing them to complete physically demanding tasks for long periods of time
This position is based on 40 hours a week and work shifts may have a mix of weekdays, weekends, and holidays as the Municipal Parks department operates seven days a week, year around. Working four 10-hour shifts (6am-4pm) a week will leave you 3 days off each week to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. This contract will commence April 30th, 2024. The rate of pay will be between $23.00 and $29.00 per hour depending on your experience and qualifications.

The Town of Banff offers a mix of traditional and nontraditional benefits and programs that are equitable and competitive. Our traditional benefits include comprehensive group extended health and dental, two pension plan options (Local Authorities Pension Plan and RRSP), LDT, AD&D and Life Insurance. This position is also eligible for annual vacation starting at three weeks, paid statutory holidays and paid sick time. Some of our nontraditional benefits include Active Living Purchase Assistance Loans, Housing Incentive Purchase Assistance Loans, employee housing, discounted ski passes and flexible scheduling.

Working safely is a condition of employment at the Town of Banff. As part of our internal responsibility system, all employees are accountable for adhering to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and Town of Banff safety protocols. The Town of Banff’s safety culture philosophy is one of continuous improvement, so we look forward to your suggestions to make our workplace even safer.

“Taking care of Banff: our Community, our People, our Park.”

To view a full job description, please click here.

To apply please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter, no later than April 7, 2024 through one of the following methods:


Fax: 403.762.1260

Mail: Town of Banff, Box 1260, Banff, AB, T1L 1A1

Drop off: 110 Bear Street

The Town of Banff appreciates the interest from all applicants and will directly contact those being considered for an interview.

The Town of Banff is proud to offer a variety of short-term and long-term rental units to our employees. Housing units are based on availability and are not guaranteed.

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