• September 30, 2019

    Arborist I – Rice University Houston

    Arborist I, Rice University

    The Arborist I, under the supervision of the Grounds Supervisor and/or Arborist II, will perform hands on corrective procedures and preventative maintenance to trees and shrubs on campus with the goal of promoting the health, safety and vigor of campus trees.
    Required: High school diploma/equivalent or additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the education requirement; two years of experience in tree maintenance; valid Texas Driver’s License.
    For more information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21230.

    Contact email: wbennett@rice.edu
  • September 18, 2019

    Regional Safety Supervisor – Wilmer, Texas

    Due to growth, Nelson Tree Service, LLC is adding a multilingual, skilled Regional Safety Supervisor to support our utility line clearance & emergency storm response teams throughout Texas. This is a traveling, field position. Office in Wilmer, TX.

     

    Fluent verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English -REQUIRED.

    2 years of experience in a field safety role within tree care, utility, construction, or military.

    Experience climbing and felling.

    Experience operating heavy equipment.

    College degree in EHS or related field.

    100% Travel

    Knowledge in OSHA regulations

    Safety and Arborist certifications are preferred.

    Basic computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite (including PowerPoint) Must be able to safely and legally drive an approved company vehicle Must have a valid driver’s license.

    Must have or obtain CDL.

    Must pass a pre-employment drug test, MVR check and background check as necessary Must be authorized to work for any employer in U.S.

    For quickest response, read description and apply at https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/472201?source=TexasISA

    Read more about us, our services, and our teams at nelsontree.com

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

    Contact email: lmills2@nelsontree.com
  • August 22, 2019

    Work Planner Arborist – Austin

    Wright Tree Service

    Work Planner Arborist

    Austin, TX 78719

    Wright Tree Service is currently seeking a Work Planner to start in the Austin, TX area on a full-time basis. Wright Tree Service provides vegetation management, storm restoration, and work planning services to utility companies and their communities across the country.

    Essential Functions:

    o Obtains oral or written permission/notification from property owner, municipal, business to trim, remove or apply herbicide to trees. Secures appropriate permits when necessary. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access and advises of any interruption if applicable. Explains work to be done and sets timelines.

    o Responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of all records and reports related to permission/notification from customer/home owner to General Foreman and crew personnel.

    o Plans and lays out work for crew members. Considers factors such as the ability to get power equipment to locations, time required to complete work, clean-up time, equipment available, weather conditions and special instructions by customers/homeowners.

    o Has an understanding and follow all applicable work methods pertaining to line clearance work.

    o Inspects right of ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance.

    o Responds to questions and concerns regarding work specifications and requirements.

    o Inspects work completed by crew/contractors for compliance and utility specifications.

    o Assists in the management of crew/contractors during storm restoration operations.

    o Provides support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

    o May work on rough terrain due to nature of responsibilities.

    o Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:

    o Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in tree maintenance, forestry / arboriculture and/or has successfully completed applicable performance reviews. Education and Training may substitute for experience.

    o Must be able to achieve ISA Certified Arborist within 1 year of employment.

    o Texas Dept of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicatory License (Category 5) preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months.

    o Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

    o Possess excellent leadership skills and be able to handle stressful situations along with being able to multi-task.

    o Basic knowledge of trees, including identification, growth habits and correct arboricultural techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applies to working in close proximity to energized conductors.

    o Knowledge and understanding of the American National Standards for Tree Care Operations (ANSI Z133.1-2000).

    o Basic knowledge of electrical circuit and must be skilled in the reading and understanding of circuit maps.

    o Ability to communicate professionally, both verbal and in writing, with the general public, customers, and fellow employees.

    o Must be able to wear necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.

    o Ability to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times per day.

    o Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work tasks such as rain, heat, sun, cold, snow.

    o Ability to communicate with others and represent Wright Tree Service in a professional manner.

    o Ability to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, storm work) and will be subject to call-out work.

    o Must have valid driver’s license and be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

    o Possess valid First-Aid and CPR card or be able to obtain one within 3 months of hire

    More information and additional job postings can be viewed at www.wrighttree.com

    Contact email: rebbert@wrighttree.com
  • 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
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