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Position: Community Services Assistant 2 - Urban Forest Stewardship
Employer: City of Surrey
Location: 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 Forestry Stewardship team, dedicated to engaging the community in caring for Surrey’s trees and natural areas. Share your passion for nature as you assist with the delivery of environmental stewardship programs including Releaf tree planting, invasive plant removal and more.

Schedule 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 deliver and assist with environmental education and stewardship programs and events with volunteers, schools, community groups and the general public. You will:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with program participants, volunteers, staff and the public.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills in delivering nature education messaging.
  • Direct and supervise participants at invasive plant removal and tree planting activities.
  • Ensure safety is always the top priority, and safety protocols are followed.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team setting.
  • Assist with loading and setting up tools and event equipment, and loading and laying out plants for planting.
  • Keep tools and equipment in good working order.
  • Drive a City truck, sometimes pulling a small utility trailer.
  • Assist with various administrative duties and 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 supplemented by 1 year of relevant experience, 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 4653.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 6 2022    ID: 64708