Position Title:

Arborist II
Job Description:

Salt Lake City is looking for two Arborists! The Arborist will perform specialized tasks necessary for proper planting, maintenance, removal and delivery of emergency related services for trees and other vegetation on property owned and/or maintained by Salt Lake City Corporation.

May be assigned lead worker over full-time and/or seasonal personnel as work assignment necessitates. Would provide training of personnel for safe performance of job-related duties.

Determines and uses appropriate techniques necessary to ensure proper planting, maintenance, removal and delivery of emergency related services for trees, shrubs, etc., on property owned and/or maintained by Salt Lake City Corporation including but not limited to tree pruning, spraying, removal, planting, stump grinding, and delivery of emergency related services .

Operates and uses various types of specialized equipment including but not limited to aerial lift equipment, stump cutter, chain saw, spraying equipment, etc., in addition to various trucks, loaders, backhoes, tree spades, and trailers as required.

Complies with safe working practices as defined in American National Standards for Arboricultural Operations ANSI Z133.1 or latest approved revision.

Makes recommendations to crew supervisor concerning operational processes, equipment needs, technical information, tree status, and customer requests.

Under the direct supervision of an Arborist III, Urban Forestry Field Supervisor or City Forester is required to perform tasks at heights higher than 100 feet by manually climbing trees.

Operates and uses computer to input, update, and close service requests, work orders, and tree inventory records.

Performs related duties as required.



Three years experience working as a member of a tree maintenance crew. Three years related tree care experience may be substituted. At least six months experience climbing trees. Ability to read and write and follow both verbal and written instructions.

Knowledge of wide variety of trees and proper methods, techniques, and practices used in the tree care industry for their planting, maintenance, removal and emergency related service.

Familiarity with tree industry personal protective equipment, climbing gear and hardware, rigging tools, ropes, knots, bends and hitches.

Arborist Certification by the International Society of Arboricultural (ISA) within 12 months of hire.

Ability to supervise and communicate with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B.

Ability to obtain flagging certification within 6 months of hire.

Ability to obtain First Aid/ CPR certification within 6 months of hire.


Arduous physical work with exposure to heat exhaustion, falls from height, electrocution from electrical hazards, being struck by falling objects and injury from use of power equipment. Continuously works with medium heavy weights, frequent pushing, pulling or lifting of heavy weights. Continuous exposure to heights in excess of 100 feet, extreme weather conditions year-round, as well as fumes, noise, dust, grease, electrical hazards, etc. Risk of bodily injury is considerable under normal conditions.

Intermittent exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.

Irregular and prolonged working hours will be required in peak sessions and emergency situations.

$20.61 - $27.12

Public Lands

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time
Scheduled Hours:



Salt Lake City Corp
Salt Lake City
Nick Bleckert
Arborist II