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City of Carlsbad seeks Tree Trimmers I/II

SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: 01/21/22
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Carlsbad -The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience. 
The Department: The Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department is nationally accredited (and one of only five agencies in the State of California) by the Commission for the Accreditation of Parks & Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The department is the steward of approximately 450 acres of parkland, featuring community and historic parks, senior services, playgrounds, multigenerational facilities, aquatic centers, tennis courts and multiuse fields. Nearly 40 percent of the city is dedicated open space, and the department maintains approximately 40 linear miles of recreational trails.

The department is a leading provider of world class service, projects, programs and events that strengthen and build community connectivity.  The department has a robust Capital Improvement Program, which includes projects for parks' retrofits, infills, and new developments. 

The Position:
Tree Trimmer I: This is the entry level class in the tree trimmer series.  Positions in this class normally perform a variety of moderately difficult tasks relating to the transplanting, trimming, pruning, and removal of trees.  Generally, work is observed and reviewed during its performance and upon completion, and changes in procedure or exceptions to rules are explained as they arise. 

Tree Trimmer II: This is the journey level in the tree trimmer series. A Tree Trimmer II is expected, within a framework of established procedures, to perform a variety of difficult tree trimming duties with only occasional instruction or assistance.  Adequate performance at this level requires the exercise of initiative and independent judgement.

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and a proven record of teamwork and cooperation. Parks employees must reflect Carlsbad’s high standards and values and be dedicated to the stewardship of public facilities and lands. Must be able to work on weekends and be willing to volunteer for after hours duty on a rotating basis. International Society of Arboriculture Certification is a plus. 

Recruitment Schedule:
The first cut off for interviews will be February 17, 2022
Interviews will tentatively held the week of February 28, 2022

Salary Information
Tree Trimmer I - $20.96 - $27.42
Tree Trimmer II - $23.39 - $30.59

Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment:
The City of Carlsbad requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to their start date with the city, subject to limited exceptions. New hires will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated*, or have had their first vaccine shot (with the second shot or booster scheduled if/when eligible) (2) submit acceptable proof of vaccination* prior to their start date, unless a request for a reasonable medical, disability or religious accommodation has been approved.

*Fully vaccinated definition:
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 2 weeks or more after they have received the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BIONTECH or Moderna), and if 5 months has elapsed since the 2nd dose, they have received a COVID-19 booster.
2 weeks or more after they have received a single dose vaccine Johnson & Johnson and if 2 months has elapsed since receiving the dose, they have received a COVID-19 booster. 

**Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:
CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card
Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider 

Personal Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Card obtained by visiting: 

Tree Trimmer I:

  • Trim trees, removing dead, diseased, dying, undesired branches, lower limbs, and remove cuttings.
  • Climb trees using ropes and saddle.
  • Use chainsaws, pole pruner and hand tools. 
  • Remove dead, diseased, dying, and undesired branches and trims tops of trees using saws, and other tools, both hand and powered.
  • Operate aerial lift equipment, brush chipper, stump grinder and loader.
  • Maintain equipment and tools.
  • Check and assist in maintaining equipment.

Tree Trimmer II:
In addition to the responsibilities of Tree Trimmer I, may supervise the work of less experienced personnel as required.
Tree Trimmer I:
Knowledge of:

  • Basic tree trimming methods, techniques, equipment and procedures.
  • Safe work practices. 

Ability to:

  • Climb and perform trimming work in trees.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Operate a variety of basic tree trimming tools and equipment.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Tree Trimmer II:
In addition to the qualifications for Tree Trimmer I:

Knowledge of:
Tree planting and advanced arboriculture maintenance practices. 

Ability to:

  • Use hand and power tools skillfully and safely.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of less experienced personnel.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  

Tree Trimmer I:
Possession of a valid Class A or B California Driver's License 

Tree Trimmer II:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be one year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Tree Trimmer I.

Possession of a valid Class A or B California Driver's License.
The ability to obtain and maintain state and federally mandated requirements to operate assigned equipment, machinery and vehicles essential to the job. 

Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift, carry and manipulate objects weighing up to 50 lbs above the waist and to perform sustained heavy physical labor.   Maintenance workers must be physically able to stand, stoop, bend, lift and maintain awkward body positions for prolonged periods of time.  Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and with exposure to potentially hazardous conditions.

West Valley Arborists seeks Tree Care Professionals

Seeking Tree Care Professionals – Experienced Climbers, Foreman and Class A Drivers!
West Valley Arborists, Inc. is a Bay Area, Owner Operated urban tree care company that specializes in commercial and residential services within Santa Clara County.  
A career with WVA is rewarding! ~ We offer:

  • Signing Bonus!
  • Competitive pay, negotiable depending on experience and qualifications
  • Paid vacation time and holidays
  • Health and Dental benefits 
  • Opportunities for career advancement and training
  • Relocation assistance

We are currently seeking experienced and self-motivated tree service professionals who have:

  • A strong year-round work ethic, and positive can-do spirit, 
  • The knowledge and understanding of both ISA pruning as well as TCIA safety standards, 
  • The experience, skills and ability to consistently perform high quality tree care and exceptional customer service, and
  • The desire to become a valued member of a growing, diamond certified team! 

Applicants should have experience with all tree care services including: installation, fine pruning and shaping, cabling and bracing, and tree and stump removals of all sizes; must be a legal citizen or allowed to work in the US and have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Being bilingual is a plus!  

Apply today!   Call 408-866-1148   or   email: 

Newbury Park Tree Service, Inc. seeks Tree Professionals

Newbury Park Tree Service, Inc. - Great company looking for great partners to help us care for trees in our region. Looking for Crew Supervisor/Team Leaders & Climbers/Arborists. Valid work experience, communication, commercial driver license a plus, pruning, climbing & problem-solving. Strong work ethic. Honest, great attitude, fun person with self-directed work initiative. Competitive pay, continued education, state-of-the-art equipment, growth potential, safe work environment. Located in the Conejos Valley, Southern California.

Crew Supervisor/Tree Climber/Trimmer/Groundman/QAL-PlantHealth Care Specialist:
Looking for Crew Supervisor,  experienced tree climbers, Groundman, and Plant Health Care Specialist or individuals who are interested in learning our trade and becoming involved in this exciting Industry. 
Pay varies, according to experience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate an array of equipment to remove and dispose of unwanted branches, which can entail using brush chippers, boom trucks, stump chippers, power saws, and a variety of other tools
  • Pruning, Climbing trees & debris/site clean  up
  • Crew Lead to the direct crew in a safe and efficient method
  • Inspect trees to see if there are any underlying issues, such as diseases or fungus growing
  • Direct and/or participate in worksite safety meetings

Job Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • 2 years experience 
  • Prior experience pruning trees
  • Leadership skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Qualified Applicator License/Plant Health Care Specialist

To apply, email your resume to