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Position: Community Services Assistant 3 - Urban Forest Stewardship
Employer: City of Surrey 
 Surrey, Metro Vancouver BC
Term: temporary

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey


We are looking for keen, flexible and team-oriented individuals to join our dynamic Urban Forest Stewardship team, dedicated to engaging the community in caring for Surrey’s trees and natural areas. Share your passion for nature as you organize and deliver environmental stewardship programs for schools, volunteers, the public and diverse community groups.

Schedules will vary and will be dependent upon programming needs. Regular weekend work will be required.

Employment Status:

Union - CUPE Local 402 – Auxiliary


You will work as part of a team to plan, implement and deliver environmental education and stewardship programs and events including Releaf tree planting, invasive plant removal, street tree care and outreach events. You will:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with program participants, volunteers, staff and the public.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills in delivering stewardship and nature etiquette messaging to teachers, school groups and other program participants.
  • Draw on your knowledge of common native and invasive plants in Surrey as you direct and supervise participants at invasive plant removal and tree planting activities.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership ability as you assist in the recruitment, training and scheduling of volunteers; and provide direction to volunteers and junior staff.
  • Ensure safety is always the top priority, and safety protocols are followed.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team setting.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of promotional and educational materials.
  • Load and set up tools and event equipment, load and lay out plants for planting.
  • Keep tools and equipment in good working order.
  • Drive a City truck, sometimes pulling a small utility trailer.
  • Carry out various administrative duties and assist with other urban forest stewardship and education projects.
  • Have the physical coordination and stamina necessary to carry out the duties of the position.


  • Completion of grade 12 and some post-secondary education from a recognized institution, supplemented by 2 years related experience (including supervision), or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience.
  • Occupational First Aid Level One Certificate or acceptable equivalent.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license with a safe driving history.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at to Job ID 4654

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 6 2022    ID: 64709