Iowa State University Tree Trimmer - 5751 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Tree Trimmer - 5751

Pay Grade 208

Entry Hourly Rate 16.23

Job Category Merit

Posting Details

Posting Number 80227M

Position Title Tree Trimmer - Tree Care Specialist

Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning and Management

Work Unit

Base of Employment H - Merit (paid semi-monthly)

Appointment Type Merit Permanent

Pay Frequency Semi-monthly

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Shift 1st

Work Schedule

6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Number of Hours per Week 40

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Facilities Planning and Management Department at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Tree Care Specialist who will apply knowledge and experience to provide general care, maintenance, and treatments to a variety of trees and shrubs. This position requires the safe operation and maintenance of aerial lift trucks, chippers, stumpers and chainsaws, hand/power tools, dump trucks, end loaders, and climbing equipment. This position is responsible for applying chemical applications and completing State spray records. In addition, this position regularly assists with banner installations on campus and other work that requires the use of an aerial lift truck. The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, communicate effectively, and make safety a priority.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications

  1. Two years experience in tree maintenance or related work or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals two years. 2. Successful completion of commercial certification tests for application of pesticides and be eligible for certification, as required. May be required to successfully complete other commercial certification tests. 3.May be required to obtain Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Special Qualifications

-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Category 3OT within 90 days of hire -Commercial Pesticide Applicators License Category 6 within 90 days of hire -Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A, with no air brake restrictions – within 6 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

-Successful completion of Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialist exam or equivalent training. -Experience operating tree care equipment. -Experience with tree work in residential areas, dealing with traffic and pedestrians. -Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, professionally and positively with others. -Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and complete tasks according to safety guidelines.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

On-site regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function. Position requires adherence to the Attendance Policy.

Department Contact Name Emily Craig

Department Contact Phone

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

Apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this Job” and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 11/18/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Category 3OT at within 90 days of hire

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Commercial Pesticide Applicators License Category 6 within 90 days of hire

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A, with no air brake restrictions – within 6 months of employment.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialist exam or equivalent training