• July 25, 2019

    Forester – City of Austin

    The Urban Forestry unit of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking applications for a Forester.

    The Forester position reports to the Parks Urban Forestry Horticulturist Supervisor and is responsible for providing leadership within the Parks tree maintenance program. This includes supervising up to 6 tree maintenance staff responsible for providing proactive and reactive maintenance for over 300,000 trees across 300 city-maintained parks.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

    – Scheduling and dispatching maintenance crews daily.

    – Ensuring staff maintain proficiency with equipment, current climbing techniques and follow ANSI A300 and Z133 industry standards.

    – Monitor crew performance, provide coaching, correction and disciplinary action when necessary.

    – Draft and administer performance reviews, develop and implement crew training.

    – Ensure fleet vehicles are properly used, maintained, and inspected.

    – Coordinate communication about planned work with internal and external partner groups.

    – Provide support for training and volunteer events as well as educational programs.

    – Recruit, hire and train new employees.

    – Respond to emergency events as needed to coordinate crew response.

    All applications must be submitted via the City of Austin’s website. To apply, and to read the entire job description, click here:

    https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/77437

    Contact email: Kirsten.schneider@austintexas.gov
  • July 25, 2019

    Plant Healthcare Technician – Austin

    Minimum Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years experience in urban tree care
    • ISA Certified Arborist

    Additional Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

    ISA Certifications and Qualifications are a plus, but not required

    We will train tech on equipment, but previous experience with these tools of the trade are a plus:

    • Stump grinder
    • Spray rig used to deep-root feed and/or spray trees
    • Airspade tool used for excavation
    • Handtools

    Responsibilities:

    • Completing work orders in a safe, professional and timely manner
    • Communicate with customer while on the job-site
    • Communicate with Arborist & Office
    • Maintain equipment
    • Positive communication skills and attitude

    General labor performed by PHC Tech:

    • Tree planting
    • Deep-root feeding
    • Airspade services
    • Stump grinding
    • Mulching & tree protection installation
    • Basic equipment and vehicle maintenance

    Compensation:

    • Based on experience and qualifications ($15-20/hour)
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid holidays

    Capital Tree Care

    Contact email: james@arboristaustin.com
  • July 25, 2019

    Tree Climbers – Austin

    Minimum Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years experience with tree climbing, safe rigging practices, high-risk tree removals and installing cabling support systems

    Additional Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field is a plus, but not required
    • ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist is a plus, but not required

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in completing work orders in a safe, timely and professional manner
    • Prune, remove and install tree cabling systems per ANSI standards
    • Communicate with office, foreman and customers as needed

    Compensation:

    • Based on experience and qualifications ($15-20/hour)
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid holidays

    Capital Tree Care

    Contact email: james@arboristaustin.com
  • July 25, 2019

    Tree Crew Foreman/Tree Climber – Austin

    Minimum Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • 5-7 years experience with tree climbing, safe rigging practices and high-risk tree removals
    • ISA Certified Arborist

    Additional Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

    • Previous crew foreman experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field is a plus, but not required
    • ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist is a plus, but not required

    Responsibilities:

    • Supervise, lead and work with tree crew in completing work orders in a safe, timely and professional manner
    • Prune, remove and install tree cabling systems per ANSI standards
    • Point of contact with Arborist/salesperson, office and customers
    • Maintain and supervise crew with regards to basic tool and vehicle maintenance
    • Drive vehicle

    Compensation:

    • Based on experience and qualifications ($18-25/hour)
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid holidays

    Capitol Tree Care, Austin, TX

    Contact email: james@arboristaustin.com
  • July 16, 2019

    Climber/Crewleader – Austin

    Full Canopy Tree Care, a north Austin (Leander) based tree service, seeks to hire an experienced Climber/Crewleader.

    Interested candidates should demonstrate the following minimum job skills/experience:

    ◦Proficiency in rope and saddle climbing techniques, rigging techniques, tree felling techniques, and proper arboriculture pruning practices ◦Experience towing equipment trailers and chippers ◦Experience in the safe operation of chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts, and stump grinders ◦Commitment to a safety-first company culture ◦A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

    Preferred candidates will have:

    ◦Experience managing and leading teams of climbers and groundcrew in the tree care industry ◦Mechanical aptitude ◦ISA Certifications such as: Certified Tree Worker or Certified Arborist ◦CDL – Commercial Driver’s License

    Full Canopy Tree Care is a family-owned business which has proudly served the Austin TX metro area since 2003. The hourly wage for this full time position ($18 to $28 per hour) is dependent upon experience, skills, and certifications. Overtime is available. Full Canopy can provide training, opportunities for tree industry certifications and career advancement to team members who demonstrate aptitude.

    Please call (512) 336-8733 to ask questions or schedule an initial phone interview, or send a resume listing skills, job experience, job history, and salary history by email to info@fullcanopy.com.

    Contact email: info@fullcanopy.com
  • June 21, 2019

    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

    More info here

    Contact email: Christopher.Rippey@seattle.gov
  • June 7, 2019

    Urban Forestry Project Manager – DFW

    The Texas Trees Foundation is currently seeking an Urban Forestry Project Manager to direct and oversee our urban forestry initiatives.

    Position Description: The Urban Forestry Project Manager is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and tracking of urban forestry related projects and the advancement of the Texas Trees Foundation mission in North Texas. This requires setting goals, establishing timelines and budgets, collaboration with partners, coordinating activities across teams, and tracking progress and results. The Urban Forestry Project Manager will lead and develop urban forestry consulting projects and oversee the successful completion of all Foundation tree planting projects. Primary focus area: North Texas.

    This is a full-time position, which provides competitive pay commensurate with experience; 75% health insurance coverage; vacation; personal and sick time and a supportive and engaging work environment with opportunities for professional development. Flexible schedule averaging 40 hours per week.

    Click here for a job description.

    To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and references to: Matt Grubisich, matt@texastrees.org by July 30, 2019.

    Contact email: matt@texastrees.org
  • May 31, 2019

    Climber and Groundsmen – Denton

    We are a local and established tree service company in Denton for over 15 years. We are looking to expand our team with quality, hardworking Climbers and Groundsmen. Please see the job description and requirements below. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Teamwork and good moral values

    Have 2 or more years experience in grounds work and climbing Be authorized to work in the United States.

    Must be able to operate and maintain chainsaws Communicate proficiently Work hard and be ready to work in different outdoor conditions Must take direction well Able to operate a chipper truck, larger work trucks and heavy machinery a plus Must have a valid drivers license Back Ground check required

     

    All resumes and inquiries must be sent to office@samuelstreeservice.com before any phone calls are made. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Contact email: office@samuelstreeservice.com
  • May 31, 2019

    Forestry Technician – City of Austin

    The Forestry Technician is responsible for performing proactive and reactive tree maintenance, as well as tree-related emergency response on city owned parkland. This includes operating a wide variety of hand tools and heavy equipment, often working aloft to prune and remove trees though the use of an aerial lift or secured tree climbing. Less frequently, this position will inspect trees for health and reporting findings to the Horticulturist Supervisor. Additionally, the Forestry Technician will provide support for public outreach and education events by working with stakeholders, citizens and other various workgroups. Please follow the link for more information.

    https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/75935

    Posted until 6/21/2019.

    Contact email: Amanda.Hancock@austintexas.gov
  • May 28, 2019

    Arborist / Tree Worker position – San Antonio

    Urban is hiring an Arborist / Tree Worker position for San Antonio, TX We are looking for someone to join our tree service. Qualifications or skills the applicant will need to learn: Tree identification, stump grinder operation, chainsaw operation, safety and maintenance, Chipper operation, Tree felling and removal, proper pruning techniques, rigging and climbing knowledge , aerial lift operation. ISA Arborist or Climber Certification a plus. Driver License Required. CDL Driver optimal. Spanish language a plus.

    Pay dependent on qualifications and experience. This is a full time, year round job with benefits.
    Please send a resume to Scott Anderson at scotta@urbansoiltx.com

    Contact email: scotta@urbansoiltx.com
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