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Location: Urbana, IL
Salary: $24.63 - $24.92/hr.

Pay Grade: $24.63 - $24.92/hr., full-time + excellent benefits

Department:  Public Works
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; Civil Service; AFSCME 

Job Summary: Arborists work together or supervise individual crews in seasonal planting, tree removal, pruning, spraying, and fertilizing trees. Arborists operate equipment as assigned; supervise field crews; and periodically diagnose plant disorders and assist in their control measures. Arborists are also subject to call-out during emergencies or severe storms. This position is within the AFSCME bargaining unit.
Qualifications include (but are not limited to): 

  • At least two years of professional, related work experience, with at least  one year of experience dealing exclusively with trees
  • Knowledge of tree anatomy, plant diseases, insect problems, and their control
  • Possession of a valid State of Illinois Class B, CDL, Air Brake and Tanker endorsement driver’s license or the ability to obtain one soon after hire
  • Possession of an Illinois Pesticide Applicators license or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year of employment
  • Possession of an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year of employment

Working Conditions:

  • Works out-of-doors year round;
  • Typically works at heights of 20 to 70 feet; occasionally in excess of 70 feet;
  • Works with potentially hazardous chemicals;
  • Works with potentially dangerous tools;
  • Routinely exposed to potentially dangerous work situations, including electrical hazards. 
  • Must be available in the event of emergencies.

Application Procedure:  Please visit to apply. The position will remain open until filled.

Employer Info

400 S. Vine St.
Urbana, Illinois 61801


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