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Arborist - Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Location: Parks Renton Shop - 3005 NE 4th St, Renton, Washington
Salary: $30.68 - $37.08 Hourly

How to apply:  Arborist | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

How to be Successful in the Role:
The successful candidate will support and enhance our growing King County Parks Arborist program. This includes identifying and purchasing needed safety gear and equipment, providing training to staff about trees and arborist work, and helping to build and strengthen our preventative management program by monitoring and labeling watched trees and recording trees in GIS. 

We seek: Individuals who are committed to racial, social and economic equity for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.  

Duration: This Term-Limited-Temporary (TLT)/ Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position is anticipated to be up to 12 months in duration.    

  • TLT: Open to the public and all King County employees 
  • SDA:  Open to current King County career service or appointed employees who have passed their initial probationary period. 

Core Work Duties:

  • Perform care of trees and maintain their appearance by pruning and/or repairing branches, training young trees, and removing damaged limbs.
  • Identify, and locate trees that show signs of declining health for reasons like climate change and create preventive maintenance work orders to initiate the ongoing cycle of annual monitoring.
  • Assist with tree selection and planting of native and ornamental tree species and with Risk tree removals
  • Provide customer service to the public regarding tree concerns on assigned custodial properties.
  • Operate, maintain, and inspect vehicles, equipment, and tools associated with tree care.
  • Perform inventory and order supplies, materials, and equipment.

 Working Conditions: 

  • This position works 40 hours per week, typically four 10-hour days, and is eligible for overtime.
  • This position requires fieldwork in multiple locations throughout King County.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's license at the time of appointment required.

Employer Info

201 S Jackson St
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 477-4572


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