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Tree Trimmer

Location: Burbank, CA
Salary: $ 3,663 to $5,049 per month ($21.13 - $29.13 per hour)

The City of Burbank has an immediate opportunity available for a qualified individual to trim, prune, plant, and perform semi-skilled tree maintenance; remove trees on municipal properties; climb trees and operate aerial devices and other tree maintenance equipment for the purpose of tree and root pruning; and perform related work as required.

You will trim, prune, and maintain trees on municipal properties, working from the ground, from ladders, in aerial devices, and by climbing trees with the aid of ropes and climbing saddles; use small and large power equipment and hand tools to cut and trim trees; plant, remove, irrigate, cultivate, apply pesticides, and fertilize trees and shrubs; cut and remove concrete; make immediate minor repairs to damaged irrigation systems; operate stump remover, root cutters, brush chippers, and skip loader and attachments; ensure the safety of property and persons by placing warning devices and other safety apparatus at job sites; and occasionally drive on City business.  May be required to drive light or heavy-duty truck and/or operate a crane truck and may be required to perform additional functions including, but not limited to, landscape maintenance of parks and other municipal properties.

Requires one year of recent paid full-time experience in general tree maintenance, or related work; a valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent; and certification as a Certified Tree Worker by the
International Society of Arboriculture.  A valid California Class “A” driver’s license or equivalent is required within one year of hire. A crane certification may be required based on job assignment. All required licenses and certificates must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.

Employees in this classification, who are required by applicable laws and regulations to have respiratory protection, shall comply with the American National Standards Institute’s requirements on Practices for Respiratory Protection; possess and maintain the physical condition required to perform essential functions of the classification which include the physical ability to lift, pull, lower, and carry considerable amounts of weight (for weight in excess of 50 pounds, tools or other appropriate assistance are recommended to perform the function); bend in all directions; climb ladders; stoop; kneel; reach; twist; squeeze with arms and hands; and stand for extended periods of time.

Knowledge of the characteristics of shade and ornamental trees used in the urban forest; the methods and equipment used in planting, pruning, trimming, and removing trees and shrubs. Skill in using power saws, shears, axes, pruning tools, ladders, aerial devices, and other standard tree trimming tools and equipment. Ability to observe and ensure safe practices and procedures; climb trees using appropriate equipment; operate an aerial device; perform heavy manual labor; follow written and oral directions; safely drive a light or heavy-duty truck; work holidays, weekends, after hours, and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions while exposed to the elements; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

We offer a starting salary of $ 3,663 to $5,049 per month ($21.13 - $29.13 per hour) plus superb benefits including City-contributed retirement plan, cafeteria-style health benefits, and tuition reimbursement.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City of Burbank application.  Please apply online at If you have a disability and need an accommodation with submitting your employment application online, please contact Human Resources at (818) 238-5021. Completed application must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2021. The City of Burbank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Burbank, California 91502


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