Specialist I/II, Arbor

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Requisition Number

S902P

Home Org Name

Landscape Service

Division Name

Assoc Vice President Facilities

Position Title

Specialist I/II, Arbor

Job Class Code

ND28, ND29

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Level I:
Under direct supervision, assists with tree care including planting, pruning, removal, or maintenance of trees on Auburn University property with a focus on main campus. Utilizes basic arboriculture techniques in order to maintain University grounds as a safe and aesthetic atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Level II:
Under general supervision, responsible for providing all aspects of tree care including planting, pruning, removal, or maintenance for all trees on Auburn University property with a focus on main campus. Utilizes arboriculture knowledge and techniques in order to maintain University grounds as a safe and aesthetic atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Essential Functions

Level I:
(1) Assists in executing aerial functions related to tree maintenance including lifting, thinning, deadwood cleaning, and vista pruning with the use of a bucket truck, manlift or standardized
climbing methods using rope and saddle during all months of the year.
(2) Assists with performing ground functions such as pruning, trimming, roping, rigging, whole tree felling, chipping, and loading in an open area. Installs and stakes large field-grown trees with guidance.
(3) Assists in carrying out soil care operations to include watering, fertilizing, spraying, root collar excavations, and other root enhancement operations. As directed by supervisor treats and pre-treats trees with fertilizers and pesticides to promote vigor and resistance to disease outbreaks.
(4) Assists with maintaining arboriculture related equipment and inventory including, but not limited to skidsteer, bucket trucks, wood chippers, stump grinders, backhoes, and chainsaws.
(5) Follows training and safety requirements from AU Facilities Management with guidance from supervisors.
(6) May work outside of normal operating hours to assist in emergencies, inclement weather, and storm clean up as needed.
(7) May perform other related landscape duties as assigned.

Level II:
(1) Under general supervision executes aerial functions related to tree maintenance including lifting, thinning, deadwood cleaning, and vista pruning with the use of a bucket truck, manlift or or standardized climbing methods using rope and saddleduring all months of the year.
(2) Performs ground functions at an intermediate level such as pruning, trimming, roping, rigging, whole tree felling, chipping, and loading. Installs and stakes large field-grown trees. Complies with arboriculture industry standards and university policies to ensure that Landscape Services properties are kept safe and presentable in terms of tree care at all times.
(3) Carries out soil care operations to include watering, fertilizing, spraying, root collar excavations, and other root enhancement operations. Treats and pre-treats trees with fertilizers and pesticides to promote vigor and resistance to disease outbreaks.
(4) Assists in the use and maintenance of all arboriculture related equipment and inventory including, but not limited to skidsteers, bucket trucks, wood chippers, stump grinders, ropes and other climbing/rigging gear, backhoes, and chainsaws. Inventory responsibilities are on an as needed basis and would include recording the following metrics: species identification, diameter and height.
(5) Meets AU Facilities Management training and safety requirements by maintaining daily checklists, ensuring functionality of machinery and equipment, and following correct arboriculture pruning practices from ground & lift.
(6) May work outside of normal operating hours to assist in emergencies, inclement weather, and storm clean up as needed.
(7) May perform other related landscape duties as assigned.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Level I: 2 years. Salary Range:$25,000 - $41,700

Area of Experience

Experience in arboriculture related practices.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II: 4 years experience in Arboriculture related practices, including 2 years at
the preceding level or equivalent.

Level II
Salary Grade: 30
Salary Range: $28,000 – $46,700

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Level I: Working knowledge of proper tree pruning and removal. Basic pruning skills based on arboriculture industry standards. Ability to safely operate chainsaws, pole saws, hydraulic saws, wood chippers, and other machinery. Ability to adapt to technology advancements. Ability to advance and progress in the field of tree care.

Level II: Intermediate knowledge of proper tree pruning and removal. Intermediate pruning skills based on arboriculture industry standards. Ability to safely operate chainsaws, pole saws, hydraulic saws, wood chippers, and other machinery. Ability to adapt to technology advancements. Ability to advance and progress in the field of tree care. Ability to prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Level I: Valid Driver’s License

Level II: Valid Driver’s License; International Society of Arboriculture ( ISA ) Arborist Certification within first 6 months of employment

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade

29

Salary Range

$25,000 - $46,700

Job Category

Building/Grounds Maintenance

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date

06/23/2021

Closing Date

08/04/2021

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

• Only completed applications will be considered, so please provide all requested information in each section. This should include all employment history and required application documents.
• If required, be sure to attach cover letter and resume.
• Please include a copy of any required or relevant certifications/licenses in the “Other Documents” section.
• Please answer all supplemental questions completely and accurately.

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/23510
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
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    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
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    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (www.auemployment.com)
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 2 years of experience in arboriculture related practices OR a degree to use in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No


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