Gardener-Entry Level Arborist

In by Tyne

Ladybug Arborists
June 15, 2022
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
$17.00 - $19.00 an hour
  • Lethbridge


Full Job Description

Gardener 1
Pay Scale: Gardener 1 – 17.00 – 19.00/hour
Term or Full time Position

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform various activities on private, commercial, institution or municipal properties
  • Weeding, planting and ongoing care of horticultural assets
  • Provide input into design, cultural or other health issues
  • Planting of trees and shrubs
  • Assist tree care crews as a ground level support
  • Deliver warranty care monitoring and programs
  • Collection and creation of a plant specimen library
  • Assist in the collection of cuttings and samples for public education display
  • Assist with Seasonal Planter Program
  • Operate and perform maintenance on equipment including, chainsaws and in a safe and efficient manner once shown how
  • Operate light vehicles, hand/power tools necessary to perform assignments
  • Follows instruction and contributes to the success of the job
  • Works cooperatively with co-workers and independently when required
  • Participates in site safety briefings and regular safety meetings
  • Assists with administrative record keeping including equipment checklists, hazard assessments and timecards
  • Inspects equipment daily before and after use and ensures it is transported and stored safely. Ensures all tools are returned in good condition at the end of each shift
  • Performs ongoing maintenance including sharpening, sterilization or cleaning tools/equipment
  • Delivery of a high level of workmanship to achieve tree health and customer satisfaction
  • Duties assigned that may arise


  • Minimum Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent
  • Post-Secondary certificate or diploma in arboriculture or similar training
  • Exceptional plant and weed identification
  • Knowledge of noxious weeds, shrubs and trees
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in a landscape or horticulture environment
  • Basic understanding of tree care skills including pruning an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license (include a copy of your driver’s abstract with application)
  • WHMIS and First Aid Certificates
  • Outstanding communication and client relation skills
  • Ability to take direction and perform task in safe and efficient manner
  • Attention to detail, quality workmanship and time management
  • Honest, responsible with strong work ethic
  • Passionate about plant health care and a desire to continue education
  • Punctual with personal transportation
  • Own steel toed boots

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Ability to lift 20 kg and carry it 50 meters
  • Repetitive stretching, twisting and bending, sitting, walking and/or standing
  • Repetitive arm, hand, etc. movements
  • Exposure to exterior elements including hot, cold, wet, snow, dusty and noisy
  • Exposure to pollen, fumes, insects and wildlife

Wages, Hours of Work and Benefits

  • Variable up to 40 hours per week (weather and daylight permitting)
  • Scheduled office closures (around Christmas IE eligible layoff – 2-3 weeks)
  • All new hires are subject to a 90-day Probationary Period, summer seasonal 45 days
  • Vacation pay is included on each pay period
  • Performance reviews 4 weeks and ongoing
  • $20 cell phone allowance paid once per month after probationary period
  • PPE Allowance of $100 for seasonal staff, $200 for permanent staff per year
  • Employees will be supplies with basic tools but are encouraged to invest in specialized equipment of their own as they advance into arboriculture. This is a safety consideration when it comes to climbing, helmets, etc. This type of gear should not be shared as a climber’s life will depend on condition. A tool allowance is available to permanent staff in this job position.

We have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy.
Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident verification will be required for successful candidate.

Job Type: Seasonal
Contract length: 3 months

Salary: From $17.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Lethbridge, AB T1H 3R5: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Gardening or Landscaping: 1 year (required)

Application deadline: 2022-06-24

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