Arborist / Arboriculture Technician - Job Code #3866

Sarasota County Government
Job Description
Arborist/Aboriculture Technician:  This is skilled arboricultural and urban forestry work to provide care and maintenance to County owned trees and responding to service requests for tree maintenance in or around transportation right-of-ways.
  • Care, maintenance and removal of public owned trees using aerial lifts and rope and saddle
  • Tree pruning for risk reduction and clearance related to public service requests using aerial lifts
  • Structural pruning from the ground on small shade and ornamental trees on public property
  • Large tree removal on County property
  • Small equipment maintenance and repair, safety training in safe work practices and maintenance of traffic
Minimum Qualifications:  A High School Diploma or equivalent.  Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.  Seeking some experience in any/all of the following:
  • Operating and maintaining small power and hand-held equipment
  • Operating bucket trucks, chippers and other large equipment
  • Working at various heights and in hot humid conditions
  • Directing traffic on high volume roadways
  • Working independently and in a team environment
Also, must obtain a passing score on “Green Industries Best Management Practices" for fertilizer application with six (6) months form date of hire. Must also obtain a state of Florida pesticide applicators license (Right-of Way) within one year (1) year from date of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working at heights, experience using large equipment, tree related experience, experience in the maintenance of small two cycle equipment 
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