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Tree Climber

Location: Tallahassee, FL
Salary: $20 - $22/hr.

Works as part of a crew, operating chainsaws, pole saws, tree rigging equipment, and other assorted hand tools in the care, pruning, and removal of trees.  Climbs trees to perform pruning and removal. Operates stump grinder to remove stumps from right-of-way areas.  Participates in ground operations involving tree maintenance activities such as grapple tractor operation, use a of a loader truck, transporting debris to a disposal site, and setting up proper maintenance of traffic zones.  Participates in special projects as required.  Maintains an accurate inventory and inspection of all climbing gear and other assigned arborist equipment.  Performs related work as required.

Performs preventive maintenance on equipment as needed.  Performs related work as required. 

Tallahassee, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, is the capital of the State of Florida and within the metropolitan area is home to more than 365,000 Floridians.  It is a dynamic and growing community that provides its residents with excellent amenities and entertainment that include; award winning parks, coastal and other outdoor activities, excellent educational opportunities, festivals and sporting events, and much more.


Possession of a high school diploma or an equivalent recognized certificate and three years of arboricultural experience that includes climbing to remove and prune trees.


Must possess the appropriate State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and endorsement(s) at the time of appointment; or must have passed the appropriate written CDL test/endorsement(s) and obtained a CDL permit at the time of appointment and obtain the appropriate CDL licensure within 60 calendar days from date of employment as a condition for continued employment in the position.

For designated positions allocated to this job class, applicants must obtain the Florida Department of Transportation Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic certification within six months of initial employment and maintain this certification as a condition of continued employment in the position.



Salary range: $20-22/hr. 

The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.

Employer Info

300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 891-5298


  • Climber
  • Municipal

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