Intern - Urban Forestry

Job ID
# Positions
External Closing Date
Community Services
Internal Closing Date
Public Works Operations
Closing Time
4:30 pm EST.
CAD $15.50/Hr.
Posting Type
CAD $21.00/Hr.
Job Type
Contract Start Date
Contract End Date


Schedule:  Monday to Friday - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm



Reporting to the Urban Forestry Supervisor, the successful candidates will work both in the office and in the field to independently to carry out tree inventory and insect/disease surveys on streets, parks, and municipal properties with compilation of data and report creation.  Also investigating and assisting with enquiries from the public on tree related issues on Public Property. You will be competent in performing a general assessment of the tree's overall health and structural condition.  You can confidently identify tree species commonly found in the area.  All duties must be performed in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Town policies, procedures and practices. You must be physically able to perform manual outdoor labour in all weather conditions and safely lift up to 23 kg. 


  • You are a recent graduate (within one year) or are currently enrolled in a college or university program working towards a diploma or degree in Forestry Technician, Forestry Conservation Technician, Arboriculture, Urban Arboriculture Technician or related field
  • Previous Urban Forestry tree maintenance/planting work experience
  • Ability to accurately identify trees, understand their characteristics and environmental needs/ tolerances
  • Ability to identify common insect and disease pests of trees, their life cycles, and control measures using IPM
  • Knowledge of municipal government processes, responsibilities and organization
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Strong working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, word-processing, presentation programs and GIS/GPS computer inventory applications
  • Demonstrate the Town’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Driver's “G” license in good standing
  • A satisfactory current Ontario drivers abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)  must be provided upon hire
  • Ability to work after hours or weekends when necessary

The Town of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


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