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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 24, 2021
Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.
Work primarily outdoors under the supervision of the Lead Arborist.
Follows ISA standards, proper safety procedures using appropriate PPE, PP-CS Code of Conduct, and Grounds Services operating procedures.
Inspects, climbs, cables, braces, prunes, and removes, trees and shrubs.
Performs all clean-up activities associated with tree work.
Operates trucks and other tree industry equipment in the course of work.
Uses basic/advanced tree climbing techniques such as up and down, foot locking, aerial rescue, lateral/side-by-side; climbs trees using climbing aids and safety devices in the process of trimming trees
Works primarily with hand saw, pruning shears, chain saw wood chipper, Bobcat with grapple and stump grinder attachments, aerial lift, Hobs lowering device, and climbing and rigging ropes.
Maintains power tools, hand tools, ropes, rigging devices, and saddles.
Cleans and sharpens tools and power saws.
Cleans and systemizes trucks.
Inspects and diagnoses trees for various plant pathologies including bacterial and fungal diseases, insect problems, and nutritional deficiencies.
Also inspects for construction damage, hazardous trees.
Takes corrective action as required, and/or as assigned.
Responsibilities also include ensuring that proper pedestrian or vehicular traffic controls are in place when appropriate and that all safety measures and practices are in place and followed at all times.
Works cooperatively with other PP-CS units, Capital Project staff, and other campus.
Annually recommends equipment and supplies required by the tree crew.
Attends ISA or WCISA sponsored events or reads articles/study guides to accumulate the appropriate amount of CEUs to maintain ISA Arborist certification.
Conducts and maintains inventory for equipment and tools
Fills out their time cards each day and prior to scheduled time off.
May train or assist in the training of personnel as assigned
Ensures that operating procedures are followed such as ensuring that job-related injuries and illnesses are reported promptly.
Ensures employees fill out their time cards each day and prior to scheduled time oft.
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines.
Attend job-related and safety training as required.
Use required or appropriate PPE.
Follow appropriate safety procedures, and the proper use and care of equipment such as the chainsaw, wood chipper and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be a Certified Arborist obtain certification within One year of Employment.
Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, and the general public.
Must be able to work cooperatively in a group setting.
Must know and follow the ANSI A300-Tree, Shrub, and other Woody Maintenance
Standard and Pruning Practices, Part 1-Pruning and Part 3-Support Systems
Must know the sate and proper use of a hand saw, pruning shear, chain saw wood chipper, Bobcat with grapple and stump grinder attachments, aerial lift, Hobs lowering device, and climbing and rigging ropes.
Must be able to drive one-ton trucks the Hi-Ranger aerial lift, and proficiently position the wood chipper while driving in reverse.
Knowledge and ability to properly operate, and provide daily/weekly basic maintenance of landscape maintenance equipment such as: chain saw, and wood chipper.
Must have 2 years of experience in climbing trees, performing crown restoration, removing hazardous branches or trees, using rigging and related knots, and using tree trimming tools and equipment.
Must have the ability to work with CMMS system organization, management, and maintenance; general work order/ work flow management and asset maintenance (using CMMS software) Maximo Work Order System.
Must be proficient in tree climbing using climbing saddle and ropes, and also proficient in rigging.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $25.04 - $35.05/hr.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.