The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Arborist I - Arborist I

Hiring department Fs-Landscape Srvs
Monthly salary $2,716
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 600AM to 230PM
Posting number 18-06-28-01-5410
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Work schedule may vary. Overtime may be required with little or no advance notice. Job offer contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide basic tree work to maintain the health and appearance of The University of Texas at Austin campus urban forest.

Essential Functions

Performs tree care duties to include pruning, watering, fertilizing, planting, removing, brush hauling, stump grinding, and plant health care. Safely operates specialized arboricultural equipment to include chain saws, aerial lift devices, tree climbing saddles and ropes, ladders, tractors, skid loaders, brush truck, dump trucks, stump grinders, sprayers, air spade, and other equipment. Controls traffic around work-site, answers questions, and provides information on urban forestry activities. Maintains and cleans all equipment and filters, keeps blades sharp, and reports other maintenance needs to supervisor. Cleans, maintains, and safely operates university vehicles and equipment. Follows and readily accepts oral and written instructions related to tree work, maintains work schedule set by supervisor, and completes routine paperwork, electronic time sheets, and other UT related electronic forms. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task, follows safety rules, and maintains safe working conditions.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 78 lbs. Adheres to and performs related functions as assigned, and works overtime in support of special events, emergencies, and planned after hours work.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. One year of experience in tree maintenance work and operating specialized arboricultural equipment, such as chain saws, aerial lift devices, chippers, stump grinders, sprayers, tractors, skid loaders, dump trucks, and other heavy duty equipment used in tree maintenance work. Ability to work aloft in trees at heights above 50 feet. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, office staff, and the university community. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently. Demonstrated stable work history and work ethic. Punctual attendance and available for work. Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 78 lbs. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than one year experience as an arborist in a commercial or institutional setting. More than one year experience operating specialized arboricultural equipment. Specific training or certifications in arboriculture or safety operations.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving May twist, grasp, and bend. Works effectively as a team member and independently with open and clear communication. Promotes and exercises good safety habits. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

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