Lead Arborist

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Lead Arborist

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
The Lead Arborist performs the trimming/pruning of trees and shrubs, completes removal and replanting of trees and other shrubbery/wooded plants as needed. Maintains proper soil conditions for tree growth, identifies and treats tree diseases, and consults with clients by providing reports and other advice as guidance of tree placement, maintenance, and removals on campus.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with an associate’s degree and two years of related experience or any combination of education and experience totaling four years.

ISA Certification to be obtained within the first year of employment. Must be able to maintain certification through out employment.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of tree type nurturing and care. * Knowledge of tree names, landscape use, and cultural requirements.
  • Knowledge of tree illnesses/disease and its proper prognosis and treatments.
  • Knowledge of proper tree cutting techniques and safety regulations.
  • Skills in operation of landscape and chemical application equipment.
  • Skills in training and supervision of hourly and full time employees with proper use of equipment and pruning methods.
  • Skills in time and resource management.
  • Ability to diagnose tree conditions, cultural needs, and recommend treatment.
  • Ability to run and operate heavy equipment such as but not limited to: wood chippers, bucket lifts, back hoes, and other heavy equipment related to the proper pruning and cutting down of trees.
  • Ability to climb ladders and use any other proper tree climbing gear.


Preferred Qualifications:
IPM certification is favorable however its optional as you will work in coordination/under Lead IPM specialist regarding chemicals and spraying.


Physical Requirements:
Lifting up to 25 pounds is frequent. Very active physical movement and ability. Standing and walking for long periods of time.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $32,308 - $40,385

Advertisement Number: STA18321
Open Date: 04/26/2021
Review Start Date: 05/03/2021
Close Date: 5/9/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/22231

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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