Arborist 11 – University of Texas at Austin


-Performs tree care duties: Pruning, fertilizing, spraying, removing, stump grinding, inspecting, brush hauling, and planting.

-Safely operates specialized arboricultural equipment (to include chain saws, saddles, ladders, aerial lift devices, tractors, skid loaders, brush truck, dump trucks, stump grinders, sprayers, injectors, and other heavy equipment.) -Controls traffic around work site, answers questions, and provides information on urban forestry activities.

-Maintains and cleans all equipment and filters, keeps blades sharp, and reports other maintenance needs to the campus urban forester.

-When applicable, leads a small crew and provides training in the performance of skilled tree care duties designed to promote overall tree health.

-Cleans, maintains, and operates university vehicles and equipment, and maintains acceptable driver rating as established in UTS157 Policy.

-Follows and readily accepts oral and written instructions related to tree work, maintains work schedule set by the campus urban forester, and completes routine paperwork.

-Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task, follows safety rules, and maintains safe working conditions.

Required Qualifications:

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience in tree maintenance work. Experience following basic work instructions. Ability to pull, push and lift up to 50 lbs. Capable of working in all types of environmental conditions. A valid Class “C” Operator’s Driver License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver’s License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of courses or training in arboriculture. ISA certified tree worker and/or certified Arborist credentials. More than three years experience as an arborist in a commercial or institutional setting. Experience operating specialized arboricultural equipment, such as chain saws, aerial lift devices, chippers, stump grinders, sprayers, tractors, skid loaders, dump trucks, and other equipment used in tree maintenance work. Demonstrate effective communication skills, Demonstrate ability to effectively work in a team environment. Stable work history. A valid Class “B” Commercial Driver License.

Driving Required:

This job requires a class “C” operator’s driver’s license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver’s license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range:

$38,504 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions:

Environmental Demands

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around electrical and mechanical hazards ​ Physical Tasks Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Additional Working Conditions Exposure to environmental conditions (fumes, dirt, smoke, air pollution). Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in UTS157 Policy.

Work Shift:

Mon-Fri, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm

Hours may vary based on seasonal changes, campus events, and emergencies May require overtime with minimum notice

Required Materials:


3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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