Arborist Tech

at University of South Carolina
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00892PO22 Classification Title Trades Specialist IV Internal Title Arborist Tech Campus Columbia Work County Richland College/Division Division of Administration and Finance Department DAF Facilities Landscaping Band 4 Advertised Minimum Salary $32,039 Advertised Salary Range $32,039 - $40,209 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 37.5 Work Schedule

Monday - Friday

7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Trades/Maintenance

About UofSC

About University of South Carolina

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) South Carolina Retirement Yes State Insurance Programs Yes Annual Leave Yes Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Assists the campus arborist with the set up and cleanup of daily job site. Assists with rigging of tree parts and safety and security of jobsite. Assist with the removal of campus trees and the disposal of all debris. Operates chain saws, hand saws, pruners to remove trees including removal of branches. Chips branches or load into dump truck. Performs all tree care operations following ANSI Z133. Clean-up work area. Maintain equipment when needed. Perform preventative maintenance on tree equipment. Ensures public safety by safely directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic away from work sites.

Uses aerial lifts to remove and prune trees, maintaining clearance for streets, sidewalks, lights and signs. Ensures continued health of trees. Reduces risk of tree failure.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma and 4 years related experience.

Drivers license required.

Certified Arborist with ISA or ability to obtain within two years of hire

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Science, Landscape Management or related field. Certified Arborist with ISA


Knowledge of tree maintenance, removal and other arboricultural procedures. Knowledge of proper pruning techniques. Knowledge of safe work practices. Knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques and procedures. Ability to perform strenuous manual labor. Ability to wok individually or in teams as well as with diverse groups. Ability to lead a small team. Employee must use initiative and be proactive in discharging duties. Employee must demonstrate a dedication to teamwork and customer service. Employee is expected to project a professional image while on duty. Employee must utilize safe work practices and promote safety in the workplace at all times.

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes Hazardous weather category Essential

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 06/15/2022 Job Close Date 09/30/2022 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by September 30, 2022.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ( ).

Do you have at least a high school diploma and 4 years related experience?

Do you have a Valid Driver's License?

Are you a certified Arborist with ISA or do you have the ability to obtain within two years of hire?

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

Cover Letter
Other Supporting Documents

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