Tree Trimmers – Seattle

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is currently seeking Tree Trimmers to join our Natural Resources Unit.

Under general supervision, this position will perform tree tasks to maintain the health and condition of the urban forest to provide a safe environment, reduce risks related to trees, protect and preserve the urban forest canopy for park users. The most competitive candidates for this position will have an ISA Arborist Certification, a passion for preserving and caring for trees and experience working with storm damaged trees and hazard tree felling.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the work of a tree crew.
  • Prunes, and removes green belt, arterial, park, and street trees to provide public safety and maintain healthy trees.
  • Climbs trees of varying heights using rope, saddles, spurs, ladders, or aerial hydraulic lift truck in order to safely prune or remove trees.
  • Fells trees and salvages fallen timber, removes trees and stumps.
  • Responds to emergency calls to remove damaged sections or entire trees.
  • Maintains, inspects, and operates a variety of equipment such as hydraulic aerial lift trucks, hand and power saws, compressors, wood chippers, winches, blowers, and stump cutters.
  • Weeds tree pits; fertilizes, waters, and prunes young trees; sprays or injects trees for insects, diseases or weed control.
  • Evaluates tree health for potential hazard to property and public safety.
  • ArcGIS Applications for Tree Inventory data collection.
  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned

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