Tree Surgeon/Arborist

  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Aug 22, 2018
Full time Climber

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.


Typical duties include:

  • 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.

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Entrance Qualifications

1) Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational

     proficiency, preferably supplemented by courses in tree surgery, arboriculture,

     horticulture, or agriculture.


(2) Experience: 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.


(3)  Special Physical Requirement: Agility to climb tall trees by means of ropes, safety belts, and other climbing apparatus


LAUSD offers a complete benefits package, which includes fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and all dependents; Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service. Paid vacation, days of sick leave, twelve paid holidays and participation in the CalPERS retirement plan