Website City of Surrey

Opportunity Type:

We are currently seeking a Park Technician (Natural Areas) to join our Urban Forestry team.  This unique full-time job opportunity will allow you to apply your varied work experience and skills to meet the challenges of managing more than 1600 hectares of forest, shrubland, and grassland natural area parkland.



  • Implement all aspects of natural areas management including, but not limited to, debris and refuse removals, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, native plantings, wildlife management, invasive plant management, and tree risk assessments.
  • Perform supervisory and technical work in the planning, coordinating, and supervising of City crews and contractors.
  • Preparation of schedules, inspections, and reports related to the delivery of projects and programs.
  • Perform hands-on fieldwork in all weather conditions.
  • Prepare annual and seasonal work plans for assigned functional responsibility areas, based on section goals and objectives and within approved budgets.
  • Develop and implement new work methods and techniques.
  • Develop asset-based management prescriptions, including preventative maintenance programs.
  • Implement and practice safety-related policies, procedures and regulations and perform fieldwork in accordance with accepted standards, techniques, and practices.
  • Respond to service requests from the public.

The successful applicant:

  • can work independently, as well as in a team environment, and must be physically able to carry out the duties as required
  • is a logical and analytical thinker in problem-solving situations
  • has superior public relations, interpersonal, communication, organizational, multitasking and leadership skills
  • has strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
  • has a comprehensive knowledge of ecological processes, applicable statutes and regulations, and native flora and fauna in Surrey.



  • Completion of a Diploma program from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 3 years related experience, OR
  • Completion of grade 12 supplemented by a relevant Trades Qualification supplemented by 3 years of related progressive experience, OR
  • Completion of grade 12 and a related Technical Certificate Program (one-year full time) from a recognized post-secondary institution with additional related academic courses and training including at least 1 credit course in each of supervision and technical writing supplemented by 4 years of related progressive experience.

An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

You must have a valid B.C. driver’s license with a safe driving history. An Arborist certification (International Society of Arboriculture) and a Pesticide Applicator’s License are required to be obtained before the completion of the probation period.

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

Tagged as: forestry, government, natural areas, technician, urban