Arborist I – UT Austin

To provide basic tree work to maintain the health and appearance of The University of Texas at Austin campus urban forest.

Performs tree care duties (Pruning, removing, brush hauling, planting, stump grinding, inspecting, fertilizing, soil work, and mulching). Safely operates specialized arboricultural equipment to include (chain saws, tree climbing saddles and ropes, ladders, aerial lift devices, tractors, skid loaders, brush truck, dump trucks, stump grinders, sprayers, injectors, air spade,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. Cleans, maintains, and safely operates university vehicles and equipment. 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, electronic time sheets, and other UT related electronic forms. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task, follows safety rules, and maintains safe working conditions.