Tree Care Specialist

  • Caltech
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Apr 04, 2019
Full time Climber Utility Arborist

Job Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, performs tree care management to ensure the safety of people and property and promote tree health in a campus environment. Must understand and apply current ANSI Z1.33.1 and ANSI S300 standards, ISA tree pruning guidelines, and OSHA regulations.

Job Duties

– Perform tree care management in order to maintain health, strength and attractiveness of trees
– Inspect trees to identify serious problems, such as; disease or pest conditions, fungus, fruiting bodies, decayed trunks or branches, cracks or other structural weaknesses, or anything indicating a potential hazard and take corrective action
– Install tree cables, braces, and supports when needed
– Climb trees when reach by aerial truck in not possible
– Operate a variety of equipment such as; chain saws, brush chipper, aerial truck, stump grinders, and hedge trimmers
– Inspect and maintain ropes and rigging equipment
– Submit tree removal and/or replacement recommendations
– Maintain tree work records and submit reports
– Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience
– Five years experience minimum in tree care management
– Must have a valid Tree Workers Certificate
– Knowledge of names, characteristics, and pruning requirements of tree species
– Knowledge of rigging, basic knots and climbing methods, aerial rescue techniques, and materiel and equipment used in tree work
– Valid California class C license. Class B license and air brake certification a plus
– Valid 1st aid and CPR certification

– Must be able to lift 50-80 lbs on a regular basis and ability to climb/work at considerable heights
– Must be approved by examining physician for this position

Preferred Qualifications

– Certification as an Arborvitae

Required Documents

– Resume