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City of Folsom Seeks Municipal Arborist

7/17/2017 - Folsom, CA

The City of Folsom is currently seeking an experienced municipal arborist to provide technical expertise to city departments regarding trees and other plants to ensure compliance with conditions of approval for development projects and environmentally appropriate and sustainable community forest.

Folsom is a wonderful place to live and work, home to natural amenities that provide a year-round playground for recreational enthusiasts on land and water.  Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma, and the American River bound the city, hosting kayakers, swimmers and other water sports enthusiasts from around the region.  Residents cherish the city’s network of 43+ miles of paved trails, showcasing some of the city’s beautiful assets as they meander through open space, woodlands, wildlife habitats, and along creeks and streams.  

Named the “Best place to raise a family in California,” (WalletHub), Folsom’s residents take great pride in the safety and sense of community that the city provides, and the 72,000 culturally diverse residents range from young families to active retirees.

Under direction, provide technical expertise to city departments regarding trees and other plants to ensure compliance with conditions of approval for development projects and an environmentally appropriate and sustainable community forest.  Incumbents may oversee, monitor, and/or direct the work of lower level personnel.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all the duties listed.

Review construction plans for residential and commercial development to ensure compliance with applicable city, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. 
Inspect trees on public property to verify location and determine condition, required maintenance, and suitability for preservation; inspect plant materials to ensure quality. 
Make recommendations regarding tree preservation techniques and landscape design.
Plan and oversee the work of employees in tree planting, removal, and maintenance activities. 
Make recommendations and develop plans for the street tree planting program.
Coordinate the expenditure of the Tree Planting and Replacement Fund.
Respond to citizens’ inquiries and requests relative to tree services on private property and to determine tree permit requirements. 
Issue tree removal permits; issue warnings and notifications for violations of applicable city, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
Assist in developing policies and specifications for tree preservation and landscape-related issues.
Prepare written reports.
Make presentations to committees, commissions, or groups, including the City Council.
Issue citations for violations and regulate tree care/removal work.
Perform related duties as assigned.

NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Essential Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of: 
Chemical and biological measures used in tree pests/disease control work.
Dendrology and plant physiology.
Principles of horticulture, forestry, and arboriculture.
Basic landscape architecture and construction.
Standard practices, equipment, and tools used in tree maintenance work.
Tree and plant identification including:  genus, species and cultivars.
Tree risk and structure assessment.
California’s Model Water Efficiencies Landscape Ordinance (MWELO).
Water Use Classification Of Landscape Species (WUCOLS).
ANSI:  A300 Standards for Tree Care, Z133.1 Safety Standards for Arboricultural Operations, and Z60.1 American Standard for Nursery Stock.

Ability to: 
Provide scientific and technical advice and assistance on problems relating to Tree Services activities.
Oversee, monitor, and direct the work of other employees.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.
Review construction plans and arborist reports.

Any combination of relevant experience and education that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.  

The minimum requirements are:  
A bachelor’s degree in arboriculture, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Three (3) years of full-time experience in work involving tree pest/disease control, tree planting, preservation, and maintenance. 

Special License Requirements:
Possession of an ISA Arborist certification.
Possession of, or ability to obtain and retain, a California Class C driver’s license by the time of appointment.  Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Applications can be obtained on the City’s website at or by contacting us at 916-355-7202. Applications can be submitted via US mail, email, fax or at Human Resources (see below): 
Final Filing Date: Monday, July 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

City of Folsom Human Resources
50 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7202
Fax: (916) 351-1760

The Davey Tree Expert Seeks Tree Trimmer

6/27/2017 - Napa/Sonoma Counties

The Davey Tree Expert Company is seeking a Full Time Residential Tree Trimmer  

Location: Napa/Sonoma Counties
Division: Residential
Status:  Full Time - Entry Level and Experienced
Starting: Immediately

Applications accepted until suitable candidates are selected.

Position Information:
The Davey Tree Expert Company has opportunities in the field of Urban Forestry, as Grounds Persons & Trimmers. Davey is a leader in the Residential-Commercial tree care, utility line clearing and forestry consulting industries, throughout the US and Canada.

Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties Assist Foreman in completing all aspects of Tree Pruning, Removal, Cabling & Bracing by working as both second climber and ground crew
Operate Chippers, Trucks, Aerial Lifts, stump grinders or special equipment
Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
Maintain issued climbing gear, chainsaw, and shared crew equipment as directed by Foreman
Complete Davey Aerial Rescue Training
Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program

Valid Driver’s License required 
CDL Class B or ability to attain within 3 months preferred
Ability to satisfactorily perform Groundman duties 
Under Direct Supervision ability to demonstrate proficiency:
Climbing trees with Closed or Open Climbing System
Pruning to ANSI A300 standards. 
Operating chippers and chainsaws

Additional Information: 
Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities and option to buy Company stock after 1 year of employment, plus access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. 
Pre-employment Drug Screen & Social Security Number Verification required. 
The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned.

Apply at:    Jobs at The Davey Tree Expert
Job/Req #:   16827 
Contact: Michelle Cardenas-Campos
     (925) 245-5745

Evergreen Tree Care Seeks Groundman

6/9/2017 - Concord, CA

Position requires the ability to keep and maintain a valid driver's license,  cooperate and communicate with other crew members in a team environment, and be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English.  

We offer competitive wages and steady year round work.  Wages based on experience.  (Entry level starting pay $15). Benefits after introductory period. Sick & Vacation pay, health and dental coverage, Simple IRA plan.

Email your contact information, job experience and/or resume to or call Evergreen Tree Care 925-825-8165

City of Menlo Park seeks Senior Maintenance Worker – Trees

4/25/2017 - Menlo Park, CA

City of Menlo Park seeks Senior Maintenance Worker – Trees

Senior Maintenance Worker – Trees
Salary: $67,947 - $81,808 annually
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works

The Senior Maintenance Worker regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex, requiring considerable discretion and independent judgment. Positions in this classification rely on experience and judgment to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the assigned section. The work involves problem-solving of unique issues or increasingly complex problems without precedent and/or structure. Assignments are given with general guidelines and incumbents are responsible for establishing objectives, timelines, and methods to deliver work products.

Knowledge of:
Operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles and equipment
Safety equipment and practices related to the work
Mastery of basic tree climbing techniques and equipment including familiarity with progressive techniques and interest in ongoing developments
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff
Principles, practices, tools and materials for maintaining trees
Various types of common ornamental and native tree species
Types of tree diseases and insect pests
Principles and practices of preventing, treating, and eradicating plant diseases and pests; the use and application of insecticides and fungicides
Best management practices of tree support systems including cabling, bracing, guying and propping
Best management practices of tree planting
Electrical hazards awareness program
Ability to:
Train others in proper and safe work procedures
Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work; perform routine equipment maintenance
Safely and effectively climb trees to perform tree maintenance
Perform complex pruning, rigging and removal of trees in a variety of different environments
Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed
Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties
Give, as well as understand and follow, oral and written instructions
Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines
Cooperatively and effectively work with other crew members in a team environment
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, and procedural guidelines
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade
Three (3) years of skilled maintenance program experience in trees, of which one (1) should be in a lead capacity

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B license within six (6) months of employment with appropriate endorsements.
Possession of a Certified Tree worker’s Certificate.
Possession of Arborist certificate issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is desirable.
Possession of Qualified Applicator License (QAL) by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is desirable

May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

For more information on the job opening and how to apply visit:

Cagwin and Dorward seek Tree Care Managers and Trainees

7/28/2016 - Northern California

How would you like to be a part of a company that treats employees with dignity and respect? Cagwin and Dorward is a landscaping contractor that has built a culture around our values, collaboration and teamwork. We are a dynamic company that provides career opportunities combined with learning and growth. If you are looking for a long-term career, Cagwin might be the place for you!
Cagwin & Dorward is a full service landscape provider specializing in landscape maintenance, landscape construction, water management, and tree care for commercial, municipal and residential customers. From 15 local service centers, we serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Rosa in the north, to Monterey in the south and east to Sacramento.
We value learning, respect, integrity, commitment, accountability, leadership, honor, courage and results. If you learn quickly, take initiative, are very organized, and have commitment, this may be the right opportunity for you.
Benefit Package includes Health insurance, Paid holidays, Paid vacation, 401(k) plan

We are hiring for multiple tree care positions in several cities. Qualifications you should have include:
- Possess and utilize good interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees and management.
- Must be able to read and write English.
- Must possess a valid California driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the Company's insurance carrier.
- Previous and verifiable experience with a tree care company.

Check out our opportunities below. For all other tree care openings, visit:

1. Tree Care Manager
The Tree Care Manager manages and sells tree care work under the direct supervision of the Tree Care Department Manager.
- 2 year's sales and management experience
- Must be competent in basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Windows and Office.
- Bachelor's degree in related field or comparable work related experience.
- Hold and maintain Certified Arborist License.
- Livermore:
- Rohnert Park:
- Union City:

2. Tree Care Manager Trainee
The Tree Care Management Training program is designed to prepare candidates for tree care management positions through on-the-job experience of job duties. 
The Tree Care Management Training program lasts between 6-12 months, after which you may be promoted to a Tree Care Manager.
- Successfully pass all company training (certification) requirements of this position and of the direct report personnel.
- Hold and maintain Certified Arborist License.
- Novato:
- Rohnert Park: