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Campus Arborist, Facilities Services

Location: Spokane, WA

POSITION TITLE: Groundskeeper III – Campus Arborist

DEPARTMENT: Grounds and Landscape Services

REPORTS TO: Grounds Manager

SALARY: $23.55-$24.66

FLSA DESIGNATION: Hourly/Non-exempt

SCHEDULE: Full Time (1.0 FTE) | 12 months | 40 hours per week



The Campus Arborist performs skilled and technical maintenance for all trees and shrubs on University owned property. This includes pruning, diagnostics, treatment of insect and disease, fertilization, planting, transplanting, removal, and nursery management. This position provides leadership to the Tree Committee and manages the University certification as a Tree Campus USA.



1. Arboriculture | 60%

2. Groundskeeping | 20%

3. Supervisory | 10%

4. Other | 10%



• High School diploma or GED.

• International Society of Arboriculture Certification in any of the following:

- Certified Arborist

- Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist

- Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist

- Three years’ professional experience in arboriculture and plant health care, including but not limited to pruning, planting, spraying, plant health care and diagnostics.

• Current pesticide applicator’s license based on Washington State requirements required or achieve requirement within 6 months of employment.

• Demonstrated growth in cultural competence, awareness of societal and structural inequities and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives.

• Availability for callback and emergency duties, including but not limited to snow removal.

• A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.

• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.

• Valid driver’s license.



• Associates degree in horticulture, biology or closely related field desirable.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background check, sexual misconduct check and confirmation of degrees earned will be required of the successful candidate. A resume, cover letter, faith statement, and names and phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references will also be required.


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Please send the following application materials to

• Cover Letter

• Résumé

• Faith Statement


Our Benefits:

Whitworth University provides a robust offering of benefits and services to enhance the quality of life of its faculty and staff. Employees who are eligible for benefits may participate in health plans including medical, dental and vision; a generous retirement plan (8% employer match); life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Well-being services include spiritual enrichment, the employee assistance program, and free access to the University Recreation Center and the Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center. Free tuition for employees and tuition remission programs for spouses and dependents round out the offerings. Additionally, Whitworth employees enjoy 17 paid holidays each year.


Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Employer Info

300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, Washington 99251


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