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20 Jul 2022

Full-Time Tree Trimmer I/II

City of Woodland – Posted by HRwoodland Woodland, California, United States

Job Description

  Posting Date: July 18, 2022                                     Final Filing Date: July 25, 2022



Salary:  $3,886.05 – $5,474.59 /mo. plus Excellent Benefits


To perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work involving the trimming, removal, installation and general maintenance of trees.  The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a current vacancy in the Community Services Department, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.


The Ideal Candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of practices and procedures identified by
the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) as they relate to a municipal setting. The Ideal
will also possess good communication, customer service and writing skills, as well as
be competent with computers and related software, e.g. maintenance management and MS
Outlook. Additionally, the Ideal Candidate will have a strong work ethic, ability to climb trees, work
out of an aerial truck, be available to work overtime and perform standby duty as needed.

Tree Trimmer I:

This is the entry level class in the Tree Trimmer series.  Positions in this class will usually perform most of the duties required of Tree Trimmers I and II; however, as compared to the Tree Trimmer II, is not expected to function at the same skill level and will usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment on matters related to work procedures and methods.

Tree Trimmer II:

This is the journey level class in the Tree Trimmer series.  This class differs from Tree Trimmer I in that incumbents perform more complex duties.  This incumbent Tree Trimmer II may also be expected to assist in the oversight and training of less experienced personnel.


Prune trees and shrubbery to provide clearance of streets, sidewalks, signs, and lights, and as necessary to ensure continued health of the plant.  Remove fallen trees, dead limbs, and other debris resulting from storm damage and general conditions.  Participate in the large scale application of herbicides and pesticides.  Clean and maintain trimming equipment.  Work both independently and as a crew member in removing trees and stumps.  Plant, stake, spray and inject trees.  Operate a chipper, aerial truck, mist sprayer and miscellaneous equipment which could include routers, loaders, forklifts, and dump trucks.  Use a variety of hand tools including hand saws, pole saws, chain saws, and pole loppers.  Regular and consistent attendance.


May perform street drainage maintenance or other public works maintenance work when not assigned to tree trimming duties.  Respond to emergency situations after regular working hours.   Perform related duties as assigned.


Tree Trimmer I

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:  Six (6) months of work experience involving tree maintenance or landscaping work including some tree trimming.

License and Certificate:  Required upon hire, possession of a valid California driver’s license.  Must obtain a valid Class B California driver’s license, Work Zone Safety I certificate from the International Municipal Signal Association (or Department approved equivalent), First Aid and CPR certification prior to permanent appointment.

Tree Trimmer II

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:  Eighteen (18) months of work experience involving tree maintenance work including pruning, trimming and caring for trees.

License and Certificate:  Required upon hire, possession of a valid Class B California Driver’s License.  Possession of a Work Zone Safety I certificate from the International Municipal Signal Association (or Department approved equivalent), First Aid and CPR certification prior to permanent appointment.  Possession of a Certified Commercial Applicator license from the State of California and Certification as an Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture is highly desirable.


Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2022.  Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by the final filing date to be considered.  Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Review Process:  Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.  Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to insure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

Virtual panel Interview tentatively scheduled for the week of August 1, 2022.


Current Salary:                     Tree Trimmer I:  $3,886.05 – $4,959.70 per month

Tree Trimmer II: $4,287.47 – $5,474.59 per month

Retirement:                           CalPERS Retirement System (2% @ 60 Formula for current CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 Formula for new CalPERS members)

The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Comp:                    Choice of deferred compensation plans (Traditional and Roth).

After successful completion of probation, new hires are eligible for a monthly 2% City contribution

Medical:                                 CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs & PPOs

City gives an allowance toward the cost of health insurance

Maximum Family Allowance (2022):  $2,346.66 per month

Dental / Vision:                     City paid Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services

STD / LTD:                            City paid wage protection for short and long term disabilities

Life Insurance:                     City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Supplemental Benefits:      Voluntary Supplemental Life, Cancer, Accident Only and Critical Illness insurances, and Flexible Spending Accounts available

Vacation:                               6.7 hours per month during first 3 years of service

Sick Leave:                           8 hours per month

Holidays:                               12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Bilingual Pay:                       $200 per month for employees upon certification

Prof. Growth Incentive:       $625 per fiscal year for additional education or professional activities

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

For employment consideration, please apply online: Be sure to attach responses to supplemental questionnaire. Applications without responses to supplemental questionnaire will not be accepted.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.


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