• November 23, 2020

    URBAN FORESTER, Parks and Recreation Department, City of Plano

    Applications must be made via this link:

    https://careers.plano.gov/psc/CAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=220221&PostingSeq=2

    SERVE

    At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city. As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence).

    Job Details

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Plans, develops, coordinates, inspects, and administers City tree plantings, landscape, and other improvement projects in parks, medians and right-of-way, and other public areas.
    • Manages Capital Improvement Program installation construction projects and other professional services contracts.
    • Researches, develops, and administers long-range planning for the sustainable management of the City’s urban forest and related natural resources.
    • Develops and plans tree inventories and management plans.
    • Researches and applies for grants to support urban forestry projects.
    • Engages the community in outreach, management plans, existing park renovations, and tree planning projects; determines needs and solicits feedback.
    • Develops technical specifications related to public landscape capital improvement projects and ensure that City standards are met and are developed with normally accepted construction practices and procedures.
    • Prepares bid documents; reads and interprets plans for review; develops project scopes.
    • Coordinates and directs projects affecting public with other City departments and agencies.
    • Updates and oversees the park and median tree inventories through the use of software systems, maintenance plans, and programs for the sustainable management of urban forests and landscape.
    • Plans, coordinates and hosts Arbor Day ceremonies and community tree planting events; oversees the City’s Tree USA certification annually.
    • Collaborates with resource specialists inside and outside the organization to foster an urban tree maintenance control program which includes detection, evaluation of severity, determination of treatment, and implementation of measures to prevent or suppress potential, threatening, or emerging insect infestations.
    • Train, develop, and assist other City departments, supervisors and employees in proper tree care and protection issues.
    • Prepares various documents; prepares and delivers formal presentations to Council, Parks and Recreation Planning Boards, and other boards, commissions, and citizen organizations.
    • Monitors, evaluates and oversees the health and safety of the urban forest and publicly communicates maintenance objectives.
    • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
    • Analyze and make recommendations to correct cultural, structure or pathological problems in the landscape; prioritize and act on citizen service requests, determine financial requirements of projects and programs.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    Knowledge of: Principles and practices of arboriculture, horticulture, construction techniques, irrigation systems; Federal, State, and local environmental and land use issues and ordinances applicable to urban forestry; State and Federal guidelines for grant administration; basic landscape design principles and methods.

    Skill in: Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing; using computers; adapting to new technology; making measurements using surveying equipment; completing complex mathematical calculations and measurements; reading and interpreting plans and blue prints; preparing landscape plans and bid documents; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Environmental Science, Horticulture, or related field.
    • Two (2) years of urban forestry experience within a municipality.

    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Texas Class C driver’s license (must obtain within 30 days of hire per state law).
    • International Society of Arborists (ISA) certification.

     

    Contact email:
  • November 23, 2020

    Certified Arborist/Estimator – Austin

    We are looking for a full-time Arborist/estimator to join our team. Candidates must be a ISA Certified Arborist and have 3-5 years of verifiable, Arboriculture sales experience. Additional ISA certifications and/or a degree in a relatable field are a plus, but are not required. We offer a competitive salary+commission compensation (based upon experience) with bonus opportunities, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement option upon eligibility and a company vehicle for use while completing company business. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to and from work. Bilingual Spanish and English speakers are a plus.

    Contact email: James@arboristaustin.com
  • October 19, 2020

    Sales – ISA Certified Arborist – Dallas

    We are currently seeking an ISA Certified Arborist with a proven track record in sales for our Dallas office location. We will consider the right candidate with less experience. Must be willing to honor our workplace/safety culture and work towards our company mission and goals each day. We provide our arborists with the resources necessary for their greatest professional success and continued development. This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking a work environment in a competitive market with the best and brightest arborist team in DFW. We offer a competitive salary (based upon experience), a performance bonus program, company vehicle, health, dental, supplemental policies, PTO, 401k, and more. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record. Preservation Tree embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be (EEO).

    Preservation Tree Services, Inc.

    Contact email: paulinep@preservationtree.com
  • October 7, 2020

    Tree Climbing Arborist – Amarillo

    3+ years of climbing experience

    Desire to grow both personally and professionally Degree in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, plant science, soil science, environmental science, or landscape management (preferred but not required) ISA Arborist Certification Ability to identify Tree and Plant species Accountability, punctuality, and integrity Great communicator Arboriculture sales experience a plus Valid driver’s license

    Contact email: hutch@arborlogicalinc.com
  • September 3, 2020

    Tree Crew Foreman and Tree Climbers – Austin

    Capitol Tree Care is hiring (1) Tree Crew Foreman/Climber and (2) Tree Climber’s to be a part of our growing organization, in a full-time capacity. We are looking for motivated individuals looking to further their career. Capitol Tree Care is committed to employee career development and will assist in employee’s obtaining additional certification’s, qualification’s and further educational opportunities for professional improvement. Compensation is competitive and based upon experience. We also provide industry leading gear and equipment for our staff and proper PPE to provide a safe and efficient work environment for our team.

    Please email all resumes and correspondence to

    Requirements for ALL positions:

    Pass a drug test and back ground check upon hiring

    Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

    Must have reliable transportation to get to work on time

    Must have experience with proper pruning, climbing and rigging practices/techniques

    Must have basic knowledge of tree identification

    Must speak English, bi-lingual a plus

    Must have verifiable job history

    Must have a positive attitude and be a reliable team worker

    Must be able to work extended hours, in harsh outdoor conditions

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    Tree Crew Foreman/Climber

    Minimum Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5-7 years experience in tree climbing, safe rigging practices, high-risk tree removals and installation of tree cabling/support systems
    • ISA Certified Arborist not required, but a plus

    Additional Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

    • Previous tree crew foreman experience
    • Degrees/certifications in a relatable field of study and/or ISA certifications/qualifications
    • ISA Certified Arborist and/or ISA Tree Climber Specialist

    Responsibilities:

    • Supervise, lead and work with tree crew in completing work orders in a safe, timely and professional manner
    • Prune and remove trees and install tree cabling/support systems, per ANSI standards
    • Point of contact with Arborist/salesperson, office and customers
    • Maintain equipment

    Compensation:

    • Based on experience and qualifications
    • Paid vacation, holidays and over-time
    • Company supplied uniforms and PPE

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    Tree Climber

    Minimum Required Skills & Qualifications:

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

    Additional Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

    • Degrees/certifications in a relatable field of study and/or ISA certifications/qualifications
    • ISA Certified Arborist and/or ISA Tree Climber Specialist certifications

    Responsibilities:

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

    Compensation:

    • Based on experience and qualifications
    • Paid vacation, holidays and over-time
    • Company supplied uniforms and PPE
    Contact email: James@arboristaustin.com
  • August 17, 2020

    Certified Arborist – Austin/San Antonio

    Tree Mann Solutions is looking for a part or full time certified arborist to assist in tree inventories, risk assessments, construction site monitoring, report writing, tree preservation management, etc.

    Preference for TRAQ candidates with Central TX tree id proficiency and strong communication skills (personal and written). Tree Mann Solutions services the greater Austin and San Antonio markets and focuses on arboriculture consulting services primarily for commercial and residential development projects.

    If you want to have flexible hours, interesting work, good pay, and like providing creative solutions to save good trees with new development, you’re a good fit!

    Pay commensurate upon experience and qualifications with $25.00 per hour base wage for position.

    Please email resumes to mark@treemannsolutions.com

    Contact email: mark@treemannsolutions.com
  • August 13, 2020

    Forestry Manager – City of Houston

    Applications Accepted from: All Persons Interested

    Division/Section: Greenspace Operations/Urban Forestry

    Workdays & Hours: M- F, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

    *Subject to change

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhance the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking a Forestry Manager to join its Greenspace Operations Urban Forestry team. The potential candidate will play a key role in the following duties:

    Coordinates and oversees field aspects of planting programs, reviews planting plan requests from outside agencies and performs oversight and monitoring of tree planting contracts Works with Urban Forestry managers and department personnel to coordinate annual Arbor Day planting event Visits local nurseries and selects trees for mass planting projects throughout the city Coordinates tree planting schedules and plans with public utility companies, city agencies and the general public Coordinates and monitors activities of landscaping contractors to ensure work conforms to specifications and plant materials meet city quality standards Coordinates and monitors the activities of volunteer tree planting organizations Investigates various tree related 311 Service Requests by reviewing city right-of-ways and parks for hazard remediation and general tree maintenance needs Coordinates and conducts weekly in-house safety meetings and workshops with staff Reviews tree maintenance work performed by contractor; ensures work is satisfactory and completed as listed on the work order using proper arboriculture techniques and standards Reviews construction plans for tree protection compliance Prepares periodic employee performance evaluations; reviews contents with the employee Performs on-call duties in rotation with office staff throughout the calendar year As Tier I personnel, report to work as required during all major storm events to inspect trees in assigned maintenance zone Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    This position occasionally requires stooping or bending and light lifting (up to 20 pounds) may be required. There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    A Bachelor’s degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Botany or a related field is required, with at least one course in Dendrology.

    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    Four years of professional forestry or tree maintenance experience are required, including three of the years in a supervisory capacity.

    Substitution: An Associate’s degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Urban Forestry, Botany or a related field, with at least one course in Dendrology; and two years of journey level forestry or tree maintenance experience, may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.

    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

    Must have a valid driver’s license and comply with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2)

    PREFERENCES:

    A firm knowledge of OSHA Regulations, ANSI Standards and/or any other federal, state or city regulations/standards relating to tree care operations, skill in coordinating projects involving multiple agencies, and the ability to communicate effectively and make oral presentations.

    **Eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

    The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.

    SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes

    If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

    SALARY INFORMATION

    Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is: Pay Grade 24

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES

    Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

    To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-0429; 832-395-7108.

    If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-0429, 832-395-7108. (TTY 7-1-1).

    If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

     

    All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

     

    EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

    The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

    Contact email:
  • June 23, 2020

    Tree Division Manager – DFW

    We have a valuable opportunity for the right candidate. We are looking for an experienced individual to help bring our tree pruning and removal services in house. Our ideal candidate will be motivated, well organized, capable of high levels of communication internally and externally. If this sounds like you please see below for additional job description, qualifications and benefits Prestonwood Landscape is a full service commercial Landscape company serving clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. We are highly focused on providing clients with unmatched customer service backed by a finished product that exceeds our clients expectations. We thrive on making our clients jobs easier by delivering a proactive management style. Prestonwood provides a fun yet productive work environment with the belief it’s important to have a good balance between work and personal time. We put a big emphasis on training and educating our employee’s which benefits both the individual and company.

    Job Description:

    1. Establish mission, goals and direction of tree division
    2. Perform and manage tree pruning/removal operations
    3. Estimate, propose and sell tree pruning and removals
    4. Hire, discipline, train, coach tree trimming crews
    5. Ensure safe operations are always performed by tree trimming crews
    6. Basic management and budgetary tasks will be required
    7. Communicate property issues to appropriate people

    Qualifications:

    1. Must be at least 25 years of age
    2. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
    3. Must have at least 3-5 years field experience in safe pruning and removal of trees
    4. Must have at least 3-5 years of experience safely climbing, rigging and working from bucket trucks
    5. Demonstrate ability to hire, train, coach and lead tree trimming crew
    6. Ability to identify hazards and prevent damage to persons or property during tree trimming operations
    7. Must have demonstrated ability to estimate, propose and sell tree pruning and removal services
    8. Have and maintain professional image
    9. Drivers license required. DMV check performed prior to employment
    10. Drug test given prior to employment
    11. Preferred degree in forestry, horticulture or business or other relevant discipline. Work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
    12. ISA Certified arborist or ability to become certified within 6 months of hire
    13. Strong communication, organizational and time management skills.
    14. Ability to work outside of typical hours in case of emergency tree operations

    Benefits:

    1. Company vehicle
    2. Computer, phone and iPad provided
    3. Health/Dental insurance offered.
    4. 401K match up to 4% of income.
    5. Paid vacation
    6. 6 paid holidays annually
    7. Full-time
    8. Salary range starting at $70,000 based on experience
    9. Commission available

     

    Contact email: pmh@prestonwoodlandscape.com
  • June 23, 2020

    Sales Certified Arborist – Dallas

    Our mission at D&J Arborists Tree Services is to enhance the lives of our clients, our families and our employees by providing a safe, clean, quality, non-polluted, aesthetically pleasing environment; while providing educational opportunities to increase the learning and knowledge base of trees, plant pathology, how they impact people and our environment. We are committed to treating our employees fairly and involving them in the quality improvement process to insure responsiveness and cost effective work execution. We strive to create a long term relationship with our clients, based on quality workmanship, extraordinary service, and aggressive performance.

    Our mission is: “To perform for our customers the highest level of quality arboricultural services at fair market competitive prices.”

    We are currently seeking a Selling Certified Arborist that agrees with our mission and brings experience to the position. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to come out of retirement and work part-time as the sales component of our company. Other arboricultural certifications are a plus. Salary is negotiable and based upon experience, must have own transportation and a valid Texas Drivers License. Transportation expenses are reimbursed.

    For inquiries, please contact Julie Odum, D&J Arborist’s President, at julie@djarborist.com.

    Contact email: julie@djarborist.com
  • June 1, 2020

    Tree Climber, Austin

    Come and join an established arborist firm with a great reputation. Great pay for the right candidate. Heritage Tree Care, LLC, is seeking to fill a full-time position for a tree climber and/or foreman with a minimum of two years of experience. Must know proper climbing techniques. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and your own transportation to and from work. Must be reliable and on time.

    Contact email: Arborist@txheritagetreecare.com
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