Arborist Technician

Arborist Technician

City of Glendale, CA | Glendale, CA, 91206, US
Salary Range:$38,000 – $54,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 16 days ago

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The Position

NOTE: In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, City of Glendale has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Policy. The Policy will require all City employees, volunteers, interns, and new hires to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis unless they provide proof of having received their single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen or the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen. This Policy is currently suspended but may be reimplemented depending on the circumstances.

Under the general direction of the Public Works Maintenance Services Administrator, this technical position assists with management of an urban forestry program for city-owned street trees and private indigenous trees.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.

Researches, investigates and prepares reports. Plans, develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates programs in the urban forestry area.

Writes and administers forestry grants and oversees reforestation programs.

Coordinates distribution of urban forestry educational materials and develops new components to the public outreach program.

Oversees tree permits system and issuance procedures. Assists in the coordination of contract work programs.

Updates and maintains data entry in the tree inventory and other computer systems, and coordinates and analyzes information flow respective to the tree permits and other administrative processes.

Prepares information for plan reviews, claim or legal issues and conducts tree inspections related to tree conditional assessments and appraisals.

May inspect and monitor projects on development sites with protected trees.

Works with various City departments.

Researches and assists with preparation of annual and project budgets. Attends meetings and City events, represents the City in the community, and professional meetings.

Drives on City business as necessary.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

Fundamental arboriculture and professional urban forestry.

Indigenous tree preservation and protection principles.

Principles and practices of organization and public administration.

Research techniques, sources and availability of information.

Report presentation methods.

Skill in:

Computer programs pertinent to urban forest management.

Computerized work management programs and general office software.

Ability to:

Provide exceptional customer service to those using the Public Works Department services.

Apply good customer services practices.

Assist in preparation of section's budget.

Communicate effectively in English.

Foster a team-work environment.

Read and interpret development and construction plans.

Recognize indigenous trees in the City's urban forest.

Work independently under general supervision.

Other Characteristics

Willingness to:

Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe work environment.

Work overtime as requested.

Be energetic and capable of multi-tasking.


Two years of professional experience in urban forestry or a closely related field.


Associates degree in business, public administration, horticulture, urban forestry or a closely related field.

Possession of valid Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).


Valid California Class C driver's license.

Promotional Eligibility

Any City of Glendale employee who meets the minimum qualifications for this position, has completed probation or six months of City employment, and is occupying a permanent full-time classification on file in the Human Resources Department. Hourly City employees may be considered, provided that they furnish proof of continuous employment immediately preceding the final filing date, which would equal a minimum of six months of full-time service or 1040 part-time hours. (Civil Service Rule VIII 4-E).

Exceptional Customer Service Policy

The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.

Please click on the link to read the Exceptional Customer Service Policy.


An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

Selection Process

All applicants must complete the supplemental questions in order to be considered for this position.

EVALUATION OF APPLICATION: All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the selection process.

ORAL INTERVIEW: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant's experience, education, and general background for the position.

Candidates must pass each exam component with a minimum score of 70.00% in order to be placed on the eligible list.

TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate's education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate's education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including Livescan fingerprinting. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.