- Crane Certification
- Driver's License
Tree Trimmer positions climb trees using ropes, slings, saddles or climbing spikes to perform tree pruning, cabling and bracing; use and maintain a variety of hand and power tools; train and lead the work of assigned personnel; drive and maintain a vehicle; and perform other duties as assigned.
Tree Trimmer employees may be required to work at heights over 60 feet, in adverse weather conditions, and on nights or weekends in emergency situations.
Some Tree Trimmer employees may be required to drive and operate a hydraulically controlled personnel boom (aerial tower truck) to maintain trees.
Tree Trimmer employees who have a Mobile Crane Operator certification may be eligible for additional pay.
You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
EXPERIENCE: Six months of full-time experience performing tree maintenance work requiring the use of ropes, climbing spikes and hand and power equipment. Qualifying experience MUST include climbing trees with ropes and climbing spikes to maintain trees which are at least 30 feet in height.
City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.
Some Tree Trimmer positions will be required to obtain a California Class B Driver License within six months from the date of hire.
Experience operating a hydraulically controlled personnel boom (aerial tower truck).
Certification as a Tree Worker/Climber Specialist and/or Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
Certification as a Crane Operator recognized by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):
For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.
Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.
Rev. 4 – December 10, 2018 (Closing Date Extended)