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City of San Francisco Public Works seeks Arborist Technician

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years. In order to be considered for a permanent appointment, incumbent will be required to successfully compete in a Civil Service Examination.

Location: San Francisco Public Works, Operations Yard, 2323 Cesar Chavez St. San Francisco, CA 94124

Position Description
Under general supervision, the 3434 Arborist Technician performs duties involving the maintenance and removal of trees and other vegetation and performs related duties as required. The essential functions of this class include climbing up trees and/or using aerial lift equipment to reach dead, damaged or unwanted limbs or tree tops for removal and pruning, or for purposes of complete tree removal; performing various types of rigging with cranes, skitters, tractors and other heavy equipment; preparing brush for disposal, operating chipper and driving aerial lift equipment vehicles, heavy loader trucks or other required vehicles.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties
1. Assesses and evaluates condition of trees and other vegetation; maintains tree inventories.
2. Climbs trees and removes dead, diseased or otherwise damaged or unwanted limbs or tree tops; prunes, fells and cuts up trees; piles trimmings for pick up and disposal.
3. Performs various types of rigging in connection with this work; operates chain and hand saws, aerial ladder truck, chipper, and other equipment.
4. Drives heavy equipment.
5. Performs related duties as assigned. 

Nature of the work involves exposure to a high risk of physical injury to the employee and constant vigilance to public safety. Positions in this job code require considerable physical demands, manual dexterity with frequent exposure to arduous and disagreeable working conditions, including inclement weather.

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination). 
Three (3) years of verified journey-level experience as a tree work professional. Duties must have included climbing trees of considerable height for the purpose of removing tree limbs, treetops or entire tree in accordance with safety standards. Experience in pruning trees from a ladder is not qualifying experience. 

License and Certification:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time of application; AND
Possession of a valid California Class B driver’s license with no air brakes restriction is required upon completion of the probationary period.

Successful completion of an Arborist Technician Apprenticeship Program approved and registered with the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards.

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Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Yvonne Lin, by telephone at 415-554-6051, or by email at

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West Coast Arborists seeks Experienced Grounds Workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers

West Coast Arborists, a union company and industry leader in tree maintenance, is hiring Experienced Ground workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers to assist the tree operations in clearing brush, planting trees, watering trees, driving equipment, quality customer service and basic traffic control functions as directed by the crew Foreman. Tree Industry experience preferred.

Available positions:
• Ground Workers
• Trimmers
• Utility Clearance Trimmers
• Certified Tree workers
• Certified Arborist
• Foreman

Employment Opportunities Year-Round
Union Benefits
Career & Growth Opportunities

Positions are located throughout California

• Competitive Pay-based on experience
• Union Benefits-medical, sick time, vacation\holiday & pension
• Dental Insurance-50/50
• Vision Insurance
• Training & Certification Opportunities
• Advancement & Growth Potential

Job Requirements
• A valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record
• ISA Certified Arborist-a plus
• ISA Certified Tree Workers-a plus
• The ability to drive a manual transmission (stick shift)
• Reliable Transportation
• Willingness to obtain a commercial Class B Driver’s License
• The ability to pass a Pre-Employment Physical & Drug Test
• Experience in the Arboriculture industry preferred if applying as a Trimmer/Climber

For consideration apply online at
Or in person at
WCA, Inc. Corporate office
2200 Via Burton
Anaheim, Ca 92806
We have 8 offices where you can apply in person inquiries at 1-800-521-3714