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Groundskeeper Specialist (Arborist)

Arizona State University

Grounds Services

Campus: Tempe


Salary Range

To be determined

Close Date


Days and Schedule:

 Monday - Friday; 5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Job Description

Facilities Development and Management, Grounds Services, seeks a Groundskeeper Specialist (Arborist) to maintain trees and woody plants to ensure they are healthy, safe and in attractive condition, which will include chemical application, repairing, cabling, fertilizing, watering, pruning and removal of any dead, diseased or declining trees or plants.

Essential Duties

  • Specialize in tree care, the planting and transplanting of trees and plants including site preparation, installation, backfilling, staking, pruning, watering, and mulching.
  • Inspect trees and plants, identify disease, pests and other problems, recommend and apply appropriate treatments.
  • Identify potentially hazardous trees and other tree-related problems; develop and apply appropriate tree hazard management strategies.
  • Maintain records of work performed on all campus trees and maintain tree inventory records.
  • Train, work alongside, and coordinate Groundskeepers in the maintenance of grounds, trees and shrubs as required.
  • Operate large power and field mowers, hand tools and large vehicles associated with ground maintenance and landscaping activities.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as required.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform the essential functions of the job.

Minimum Qualifications

 Two (2) years of grounds maintenance experience, OR, Associate Degree in Horticulture or related field e.g. Golf Course Management, Sports Turf Management, Landscape Construction; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved; AND possess and maintain One (1) Grounds certification or equivalent e.g. Arizona Pest Application License, Certified Arborist from International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Grounds Technician from PGMS, Passed Desert Landscaper School from the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications


  • in tree maintenance, pruning and deadwooding.
  • operating and performing maintenance on specialized equipment including brush chipper, stump grinder, and chainsaws in a safe and efficient manner.
  • training, working alongside, and coordinating others in proper pruning practices and work site safety.
  • with customer service.

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • tree care concepts and ability to perform various activities related to urban forestry/arboriculture on private and commercial properties such as diagnostics, pruning, and removal, stump grinding, cabling, fertilizing, and planting.
  • fertilizer and other soil amendments, and/or pesticide application.
  • local tree species and standards.

Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.

Working Environment

Activities regularly require long periods of exposure to external elements indigenous to a desert environment, weather, potential exposure to venomous insects, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Regularly required to operate a variety of landscaping equipment, tools and machines requiring extended periods of walking over uneven and occasionally rocky surfaces, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights up to 50 pounds.

Department Statement

Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seeks candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. 

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.  

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply, please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs under Careers at ASU, click “External Staff” and enter ReqID# 46284BR or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3620777_5494

Posted 10.11.18

Are you an Arborist Sales Representative who is looking for a company you can give your best effort to? We have the perfect place for you! You must be a fit for our culture and a proven team player. We want you to grow and prosper as the business expands.

Structure for Success has partnered with a Scottsdale based Tree Servicing Company who is looking to expand their team and hire an arborist Sales Representative. We are looking for that special candidate with a minimum of three to five years arborist sales experience who understands how to identify business opportunities through prospecting, researching and analyzing.

Our candidates should have direct experience working in relationship sales and customer service. Experience with the estimating, bidding, and proposal writing is a must. This position will assist the owner in the daily operations, sales, and client contacts.

Necessary experience includes:

  • A good working knowledge of tree and shrub identification Ability to discuss potential plant health-care needs and solutions Prospecting Researching and analyzing trends and sales options Ability to develop and build solid relationships Ability to identify client needs Track record of strong sales closings Ability to leverage existing relationships Proposal Writing talents


  • Minimum of three to five years’ arborist sales experience The ability to demonstrate a proven track record of sales successes Strong communication and interpersonal skills Customer focused approach Ability to take direction Networking skills Strong Computer Skills (including CRM software).

Please send your resume directly to wendy@structure4success.com to apply

posted 2018.10.24

APS Forestry & Special Programs Supervisor

Visit www.aps.com/careers to apply!

Full Time position located in Tempe, AZ

Supervisor will manage, direct, and implement the company's T&D corridor maintenance vegetation management programs. Supervisor will administer the company's Substation Landscape Maintenance and Fire Mitigation Program, manage raptor and wildlife protection, and provide supervision, leadership and technical expertise to APS employees, crews and outside services.

Minimum Requirements

• BS in forestry or related field with 2 years’ experience in utility arboriculture or six years of experience.
• Must possess and maintain ISA Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist certifications and Restricted-Use Pesticide certification or obtain such certifications within 1 year of employment.
• Proficient knowledge of easements, accounting, procurement, budgeting systems, and MS software packages. Thorough knowledge of applicable ANSI and OSHA standards, federal agency regulations, easement law, contract law, specification design, and company policies and procedures.
• Working knowledge of electric systems/facilities and hardware components.

Major Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

• Formulating and implementing departmental plans with positive results in costs, community relations, customer satisfaction, system reliability and corporate image.
• Provide direction and review over activities of coordinators, job planners and administrative staff. Evaluate employee performance.
• Develop and manage a budget in excess of one million dollars. Implement operational changes to ensure that financial targets are met.
• Gain cooperation from customers and government officials. Communicate with all levels of internal company management.
• Resolve complaints. Negotiate settlements and authorize restitution. Investigate claims. Serve as expert witness.
* Prepare public education programs.
* Prepare detailed project specifications, evaluate bid proposals, and negotiate and award contracts.


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Posting closes 1/20/19



Be part of the Gold Team!

West Coast Arborists, a union company and industry leader in tree maintenance, is hiring entry-level and experienced Ground workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers to assist the tree operations in clearing brush, planting trees, watering trees, driving equipment, quality customer service and basic traffic control functions as directed by the crew Foreman.


Positions are located in areas throughout: East Valley-Mesa, Tempe, Chandler & Gilbert, Arizona and surrounding cities

-Competitive Pay - based on experience
-Union Benefits - medical insurance, holiday & vacation pay & pension
-Dental Insurance - 50/50
-Training & Certification opportunities
-Advancement & Growth potential

Applicants should have:
-A valid Arizona Driver's License with a clean driving record
-The ability to drive a manual transmission (stick shift)
-Reliable Transportation
-Willingness to obtain a commercial Class B Driver's License after training

-ISA Tree Worker and or ISA Arborist- a plus
-Irrigation Credential-fixing irrigation experience-a plus

An employment application must be completed for consideration at www.wcainc.com.
Click here to apply

or in person at:
WCA, Inc. Glendale, Arizona
6528 W. Myrtle Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

posted 2018.10.19

Tree Climber

Integrity Tree Service, North Phoenix


Full time

Primary function:  Serve as a team member of a tree care crew with the primary responsibility of climbing to prune and remove trees. Also perform other duties as needed to help the Crew Leader and other crew members successfully complete assigned work.

Responsibilities:  Perform the following required duties in support of specific job assignments as directed by the Crew Leader or Sales Representative.

·         Conduct all work in compliance with industry safety standards and best management practices.

·         Perform specific tree and shrub maintenance service such as pruning.

·         Perform specific plant health care service such as fertilization.

·         Remove trees using safe and acceptable rigging practices.

·         Pick up, stack and carry brush and large pieces of wood.

·         Use selected hand and power tools.

·         Operate brush chipper and stump grinder.


·         Communication – Ability to communicate in English to effectively and safely perform job responsibilities. Ability to quickly respond to verbal and visual signs when communicating with other crew members.

·         Operation and Control – Ability to use hand tools and power equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

·         Physical Demands – Ability to lift and move up to 75 pounds. Ability to perform all job duties in varying weather conditions, including temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.


·         Experience – At least 2 years’ experience climbing professionally.

·         Skills – Qualified applicants will be required to complete a skills assessment.

Starting Pay: Qualified Climbers will earn a starting pay of $20-30/hr + benefits

Apply at http://www.itreeservice.com/employment.html

posted 2018.10.02

Licensed Plant Health Care Technician

Integrity Tree Service, North Phoenix


Full time

Primary function: The Spray Technician serves as member of the PHC Department with the primary responsibility of applying chemicals for disease and insect control using the most environmentally sustainable products and application

methods possible. Other duties include root collar examinations and fertilization plus supervision of other Spray Technicians and Trainees.

Responsibilities: Performs all required spray services in support of specific PHC assignments as directed by the Plant Health Care Director or Sales Representative.

PHC Technicians need to demonstrate ability to:

·         Follow work order instructions carefully and consistently

·         Use clear handwriting and documentation

·         Perform all required PHC duties including administration, scheduling, inspections, sampling, treatments, inventories, equipment maintenance, record keeping and customer relations

·         Follow all safety procedures to store, mix, transport, apply and dispose of chemicals in compliance with government and industry regulations

·         Understand and adhere to label directives on each product

·         Work efficiently alone and with others

·         Maintain clean driving record


·         Licensing -- Compliance with all government and industry licensing requirements.

·         Communication -- Ability to communicate in English with customers and employees to effectively and safely perform job responsibilities.

·         Operation and Control -- Ability to use vehicles, equipment and tools in a responsible and safe manner to minimize risk of personal injury and reduce repair and maintenance costs.

·         Physical Demands -- Ability to regularly lift and move up to 75 pounds. Ability to perform all job duties in varying weather conditions including extreme heat.


·         First 90 days: Acquire OPM license to apply pesticides – Licensed applicator with the Office of Pest Management -Turf and Ornamental, Right of Way. Become knowledgeable in tree, pests and disease identification.

·         Second 90 days: Become Certified in Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) with the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA).

·         Within 1 year: Become a TCIA Certified Plant Health Care Technician

Starting Pay: Qualified Climbers will earn a starting pay of $18-28/hr + benefits

Apply at http://www.itreeservice.com/employment.html

posted 2018.10.02

Heartwood Tree Care is hiring for an Experienced Tree Climber.

It is expected for the candidate to have their own climbing gear and have at least 2 years climbing trees with a rope and harness.

The qualified candidate will have the following skills:

· Valid Arizona Driver’s License

· Advanced chainsaw use

· Safe rigging techniques

· Ability to safely climb large trees and palms

· Understanding of proper pruning principles

· Chipper use and safe operation

We are seeking candidates with ISA Certification or someone looking for help to become ISA Certified.

Job type: full time

Pay: Based on performance & experience, $18-30/hour

To Apply: Send resume to heartwoodtreeaz@gmail.com or call 480-269-5636

POSTED 08.28.18

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