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City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation seeks Street Tree Supervisor

City of Santa Barbara Employment Opportunity

Street Tree Supervisor
$34.06 - $41.40 Hourly
$5,903.08 - $7,175.22 Monthly
$70,837 - $86,102.64 Annually

THE POSITION: Under direction, supervises Forestry crews performing tree maintenance including pruning, removal, tree planting, watering, pest management, and tree preservation activities. Inspects trees located throughout the City including Parks and Facilities, enforces City tree ordinances, provides information and assistance to other City Departments and staff, organizes, monitors, and evaluates crew and contractor service activities; answers questions from the public and staff; investigates complaints; provides exemplary customer service to all individuals by demonstrating a willingness to be attentive, understanding, responsive, fair, courteous and respectful, and to actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment. Note: this is an unclassified, at-will supervisory position. Interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for early January 2020.
Education/Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be four years of increasingly responsible experience in arboricultural maintenance, including one year of administrative and supervisory responsibility; and/or training and education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized course work in tree maintenance or a related field.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of tree pruning/trimming, tree maintenance methods and equipment to effectively maintain trees, rigging methods and use and maintenance of tools and safety precautions concerning tree services activities; arboriculture, nursery practices, tree cultivation, soils, fertilizer, integrated pest management practices; local trees, characteristic and hazards;  forestry policies and procedures, tree inventory and maintenance operations, principles of supervision related to hiring, training, evaluation and discipline; and safety.

Skill in: Pest control management- Identifying insects and diseases that infect trees and plants in the Santa Barbara region and the actions necessary to correct problems; local, state and federal law and regulation; assist with budget, report writing and computer use (Word and Excel).

Ability to:  Supervise, train, evaluate, and discipline several mobile crews; direct, organize and plan the work of Forestry crew. Interpret, explain and enforce policies and procedures; diagnose and  analyze tree problems and determine remedies; effectively and tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from the public; identify common tree species; prepare and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records; work independently; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; perform computer functions competently. Analyze questions and resolve complaints; coordinate activities with other departments and divisions; evaluate material and equipment requirements for crews.

License Requirements: Applicant must possess a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment, and obtain a Class B license within six (6) months of appointment. Possess and maintain Arborist certification by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). ISA Municipal Specialist certification, and/or ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification highly desirable.

Selection Process
You must complete and submit the attached supplemental questionnaire with your application. It is important that your application and questionnaire show all relevant education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities you possess that qualify you for this position. Applications and supplemental questionnaires may be rejected if incomplete. All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may consist of a written and practical skills examination and/or an interview.


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Green Horizons Landscape seeks Tree Climbers

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Green Horizons Landscape in Escondido, CA. We are a Family Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years located in Escondido. We are looking for Climbers to join our Arbor Team.

Please contact Arbor Division Manager Marc Goldberg (760) 745-1776 and visit our Website at

Atlas Field Services seeks Consulting Utility Forester

Job Description:  Consulting Utility Forester – Pre-Inspector/Work Planner
Starting Salary: $40.00

Atlas Field Services (AFS) is currently seeking a Consulting Utility Forester/Pre-Inspector to join our team as a full-time employee. This position will directly contribute to providing a more reliable power delivery system while proactively participating in vegetation management for wildfire prevention. This role is ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain experience in the vegetation management/forestry industry, or for seasoned vegetation managers looking to contribute within a team environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform pre-inspection in advance of tree-trimming work and document information for client’s vegetation management program
  • Audit tree contractor's work for compliance with client specifications and needs
  • Communicate daily with the client, contractors, landowners, and Atlas management
  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations
  • Assist in a storm and other emergency situations
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


  • ISA Certification is preferred
  • Experience in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture is required
  • Must possess tree identification skills and the ability to read maps
  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail
  • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) is a plus
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus
  • Current First-aid and CPR certification

Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.


  • Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

What we offer:

  • Industry competitive compensation
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • Lodging
  • Health, Dental & Vision eligible after 90 days
  • Life Insurance after 90 days – 100% company paid
  • 401k after 12 months

AFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Tiffany Alexander for questions and to send your resume to be sent to and can be reached by phone at 832.963.0402.

The City of Chico seeks Senior Maintenance Worker - Street Trees