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Arborist Assistant

Location: Santa Fe, NM
Salary: 18 per hour

Urban forestry design firm seeks a full time arborist assistant.  Includes stormwater harvesting for tree growth and landscaping.  
Job skills: 
- Demonstrate a knowledge of plant material especially native plants and trees, pruning techniques and urban forestry. Passive water harvesting, erosion control and drip irrigation preferred.
- ability to work well and efficiently with others and unsupervised.
- strong attention to detail, organization, and communication skills. 
- ability to work outside in physically demanding setting in all weather conditions
-ability to lift 50 pounds
-ability to safely use tools and equipement, including standard power tools
-ability to walk, kneel, bend, stoop, sit, drive vehicles, and climb ladders
-clean driving record
-proof of ability to work in the United States
-some post secondary education preferred.
-long-goal interest in landscape industry
-desire to learn environmentally-friendly arid ecology techniques

- complete a variety of tasks relating to stewardship of urban gardens, including drip irrigation, pruning, fertilizing, planting, water harvesting, integrated pest management and soil building
-receive training of proper landscaping techniques with a good attitude
- maintain truck cleanliness and ensure tools are collected each day
-complete online-telephone application time sheet and project record keeping each day. 
- ability to communicate clearly and effectively to urban forestry designer, production coordinator, crew, colleagues, visitors, and clients

Work is Monday - Friday. Clean appearance is required. Proven interest in arid ecology, integrated pest management, arboriculture, and passive water harvesting preferred.

Starting at $18/ hour.  Discounted health insurance offered after 6 months employment.  Promotion with ISA arborist certification, QWEL certification, or other applicable education or experience once trained.  

Please email resume and 3 references to  An application can also be sent to you via email or postal mail.  Please email for application or call 505-819-3769 to request an application. 

Employer Info

PO Box 33672
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87594


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