Tree Surgeon

  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mar 04, 2019
Full time Arborist representative / Estimator

Job Description

Job Description

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is hiring Tree Surgeons to trim, shape, prune trees, and perform basic tree surgery, as part of the Maintenance & Operations Branch


Job Responsibilities

The duties consist of, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Trims, prunes, shapes, and fells trees
  • Plants and transplants trees, balling and boxing trees when necessary
  • Cleans, treats, and fills tree cavities
  • Eliminates hazardous conditions by cabling and bracing trees or removing branches
  • Prunes, trims, and shapes vines and shrubbery and strips vines from buildings
  • Operates hand and power tools and equipment, including those used in cutting and chipping tree trunks and branches
  • Operates a truck and aerial boom for tree pruning
  • Feeds branches into a chipper




Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency, preferably supplemented by courses in tree surgery, arboriculture, horticulture, or agriculture



Two years of experience in tree surgery that includes trimming, pruning, and felling. Experience must also include the trimming of tall trees using ropes, safety belts, and other climbing apparatus




Agility to climb tall trees by means of ropes, safety belts, and other climbing apparatus






Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans



Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS)



Two Weeks of Paid vacation to start; three weeks after five years of year-round paid service


Paid Holidays: 12 days



Interested candidates should visit LAUSD’s Talent Acquisition & Selection Branch site to apply and for more details about the entire position