Utility Arborist

CITY OF REDDING   Redding, CA   Full-time     Other
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Posted on January 8, 2021

The City of Redding invites applications for the position of:


$35.65 per hour


The City of Redding is seeking highly qualified candidates for a Utility Arborist position. This position prunes, shapes, and removes trees and vegetation using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment; operates aerial devices; and works from elevated platforms.

Great benefits include a CalPERS retirement plan, a retiree health plan contribution and the ability to accrue compensatory time off in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.



Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a high school diploma or equivalent. Typical experience would include two years of line clearance tree trimming experience.

Special Requirements: Must meet CAL/OSHA Title 8 requirements for line clearance tree trimming (18 months minimum experience). Must currently possess and maintain certification as a "Certified Arborist" issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (copy of certification must be attached to employment application - see Application Process below). Possession of California Class B driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment. Must be able to enter and work in confined spaces, participate in the Confined Space Program, and perform confined space rescue.



Operate aerial devices, brush chippers, and works from elevated platforms; prune, shape and remove trees, including tree pruning in close proximity to high voltage power lines, using gas, hydraulic and power chain saws, rope rigging, other hand tools and equipment; clear and remove limbs, branches and vegetation in close proximity to high and low voltage power lines, poles and transformers; hang banners and other special projects for City departments requiring an aerial device; clean, sharpen and maintain tools and equipment; may be called to duty outside regular work hours for both scheduled and emergency work; will be required, on occasion, to climb trees to remove vegetation and prune trees; apply Tree Growth Regulators (TGR's); and perform related duties as assigned.




777 Cypress Avenue
Redding , CA