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City of San Mateo Seeks Consulting Arborist

8/15/2017 - San Mateo, CA

The City of San Mateo invites qualified consultants to submit proposals for arborist services in coordination with the Community Development Department. The urban canopy for the City of San Mateo is composed of trees growing along streets, in parks and on private property. The sustainability of the urban forest and the benefits it provides the community depends on how it is managed. City ordinances are in place to protect and preserve public and private trees.

Scope of Work
At the direction of the Community Development Department, the Consulting Arborist will coordinate with Applicants, Project Planners, Building Division Plan Checkers, Development Review Technicians and the City Arborist to assist with the following tasks:
1. Review plans and arborist reports/landscape unit values submitted for development proposals through Planning Applications (PA) and Building Permit plan review. Identify any missing or inaccurate information and request additional information and/or clarifications as needed to provide recommendations based on city ordinances, General Plan policies and best management practices (see applicable links to the Municipal Code under Attachments).
2. Review project plans for potential impacts to Heritage Trees and Street Trees through construction-related activities and provide the necessary comments, methods of mitigation and/or recommendations to preserve the long term health of identified trees.
3. Confirm as reasonable or dispute as unnecessary the Project Arborist’s recommendation of the necessity to remove a heritage tree or trees.
4. When necessary conduct site visits to verify that the tree data presented in the development proposals correspond with the existing site conditions.
5. Accurately represent the City and answer questions, review plans and assist citizens in person at the public counter, on the phone or by email.
6. Visit the project site to verify tree protection measures are in place prior to building permit issuance.
7. Perform regular site inspections to ensure the health of trees and tree protection is still in place.
8. Work with city staff to implement best management practices and streamline the tree removal/protection processes for development review.
9. Provide excellent customer service, remain flexible with job duties, be proactive and take initiative with assigned projects.
10. When necessary, attend public hearings.
11. Supplemental tasks may be assigned as needed.

Required Skills/Credentials
1. ISA Certified.
2. Ability to read and understand architectural and construction plans.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, peers, developers, other city agencies/departments, civic organization and citizens.
4. Computer skills (word processing, databases, spread sheets, online maps).
5. Good communication skills (verbal and written).
6. Knowledge of record keeping and report writing.
7. Tree identification and diagnosis.
8. Knowledge of landscape design and installation (optional).

1. Consulting arborist is to commit to a maximum 40-hour week for the City of San Mateo. 2. Consulting arborist is to be onsite to provide counter service, coordinate with project planners, building division plan checkers, and the City Arborist. Specific schedule to be determined. 3. Professional services described in the Scope of Work will be billed on a time and materials basis. Billable time will be calculated on a minimum unit of 0.25 of an hour. 4. Daily task descriptions and activities shall be detailed and included on all invoices with address and/or permit/PA number. 5. Either party may cancel the agreement upon notice as specific in the signed agreement.

Selection Process
Submit an electronic pdf file of the full proposal no later than Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to:
City of San Mateo
Attn: Kohar Kojayan, Deputy CDD Director
330 W. 20th Avenue

The Groves Seeks Certified Arborist

8/10/2017 - Sacramento, CA

The Grove is a full service tree company servicing commercial and residential clients in the greater Sacramento region.  The Grove is also a division of Carson Landscape Industries who has been serving Commercial and Residential clients since 1975. 

We are currently seeking an Arborist who holds a current arborist license.

Duties Include

Daily sales and proposals
Tree assessments
Arborist reports
Process work orders

Arborist Certification
Five years of experience in tree industry
Strong communication skills
Motivated, self-starter and highly organized
Ability to meet deadlines

Benefits include

Medical & Dental, the first of the month following 30 days employment
401k upon eligibility

To apply email your resume to 

The Grove Seeks Tree Climber

8/10/2017 - Sacramento, CA

The Grove Total Tree Care is seeking a full time, experienced Climber with a valid Class B license. The Grove is a division of Carson Landscape Industries, which has been serving the greater Sacramento area since 1975. We are a diverse company servicing all facets of landscape for commercial and residential clients alike.  

Desired Skill Set: 
Class B license with clean record
Documented work experience
Pruning/trimming/removal experience
Equipment experience
Plant/tree identification is a plus
Must be committed to safety and quality tree care practices
Well organized and able to work independently
Able to meet a fast paced production schedule while working within a budget
Able to effectively communicate with employees and customers in the field

Pay is dependent on experience. Medical, Dental and 401K is available. 

Email your resume to 

No Phone Calls Please! If emailing your resume please copy and paste it into the body of your email. If you do not follow these instructions you will not be considered for the position.

City of Burbank Seeks Landscape & Forestry Services Superintendent

8/9/2017 - Burbank, CA

The City of Burbank has an outstanding opportunity available for a qualified individual to plan, organize, lead, and manage the work of a division within the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department; be responsible for the development and maintenance of areas and facilities for park and recreation usage; and perform related work as required.

Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in park management, landscape architecture, or a closely related field and four years of technical and management experience, of which at least three years must have included the responsibility for developing, and administering major park construction and operational programs OR any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance as determined by the City.  A Master’s degree in park landscape architecture, or public administration may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

The City is in the process of revising the License & Certificates requirements for this job bulletin. The following is the proposed new License & Certification requirements,  pending City Council approval. A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent, certification as a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture, and California Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate (Category B) OR California Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator License (Category B) are required at time of appointment. Certification as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector by the National 
Recreation and Parks Association is required within one year of appointment and certification as a Certified Tree Risk Assessor is required within three years of appointment. All required licenses and certificates must be maintained throughout employment in this classification. Certification as a Certified Arborist-Municipal Specialist by the International Society of Arboriculture; California Department of Pesticide Regulation Agricultural Pest Control Advisor License is desired.

We offer a starting salary of $ $8,939 - $11,755 per month plus superb benefits including City-contributed retirement plan, cafeteria-style health benefits, and tuition reimbursement.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City of Burbank application. In addition, a  Supplemental Questionnaire must also be submitted. Please apply online at If  you have a disability and need an accommodation with submitting your employment application online, please contact Human Resources at (818) 238-5021. Completed application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017. The City of Burbank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Western ECI Seeks Forestry Technician

8/9/2017 - San Francisco/Bay Area, CA

Forestry Technician – Electric and Gas Transmission 
We are currently seeking a Forestry Technician candidate to provide Electric and Gas Transmission line arborist consulting services throughout Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) California service territory and possibly beyond.  Occasional overnight travel will be required. Project sites will primarily be located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay, East Bay and North Bay) and Central Coast regions, but may include assignment opportunities throughout PG&E’s service territory including the Central Valley, North Coast, and Sierra Foothills.  
We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and value the freedom of working independently.  If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in utility vegetation management with Western ECI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
-The Forestry Technician is responsible for project set-up and coordination of vegetation management activities in support of PG&E’s Electric and Gas operations.

-Coordinate utility vegetation management projects, including assessment, budgeting, inventory, layout, work/bid specifications, customer/landowner notification & conflict resolution, project implementation, field management, auditing, and reporting.

-Assess utility line corridors and project sites, make recommendations for required vegetation management activities (trimming, removal, protection or restoration), and coordinate implementation of said activities.

-Work as part of a strong team and independently with a focus on environmental stewardship to successfully provide high quality vegetation management consulting services to meet and exceed client expectations.

-Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the client, private property owners, city, county, and state agencies, contractors and consultants by performing duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.

-Involvement in environmental assessment, permitting, researching and ensuring requirements of agencies and municipalities are followed.

-Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
-ISA Certified Arborist.

-Utility Specialist Certification desired

-Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred.

-Proficient in computer word processing, spreadsheet applications, and mapping software.

-Ability to keep detailed records, including photographs and a daily log.

-Knowledge of landscape practices, such as branch and tree pruning, preferred.

-Ability to work closely with work crews.

-Demonstrated public relations and investigative skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, independent decision-making skills, sound judgment, and the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task and the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task.

-Ability to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.

-Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

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City of Santa Clara seeks Tree Trimmer II

7/26/2017 - Santa Clara, CA

Job Title: Tree Trimmer II
Closing Date/Time: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time  
Salary: $77,148.00 - $98,160.00 Annually
Location: 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara CA 95050, California
Department: Public Works/Streets Division

To view job description and to apply, please visit and click on “Job Opportunities” on the bottom right corner.

The Tree Trimmer II is responsible for planning, coordinating, and performing the day-to-day activities of tree maintenance. An incumbent in this class is a lead worker and possesses technical expertise and exercises independent judgment and discretion.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and
Three (3) years of experience in tree trimming, removals and insecticide spraying procedures.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience as a Lead desirable.
Possession of Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) by the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) is desirable.

Possession of a valid California Class A or B Commercial driver's license will be required at the time of application and for the duration of employment.
Possession of a Certified Tree Worker status from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is required at time of application.
A California Department of Food and Agriculture Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) in categories B, C or F within 12 months and for duration of employment.
A certification of completion of Competent Person Fall Protection Training within 12 months and for duration of employment.
A Traffic Flagging and Safety Certificate within 12 months and for duration of employment.