City of Oroville Looking for Lead Tree Worker

Liz Ehrenstrom

Liz Ehrenstrom

New Member
Aug 20, 2019
Oroville, CA
City of Oroville


1735 Montgomery Street
Oroville, CA 95965-4897
(530) 538-2407 FAX (530) 538-2513


To perform all aspects of tree work of trees within the City right of ways; to provide instruction and lead supervision of tree crew in the performance of daily assignments; and to perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Provides leadership and participates in the performance of tree care and maintenance in City parks, along streets, and all other City right of ways; Coordinates, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned maintenance technicians, community service workers and temporary personnel; Provides instruction and technical training to crew members regarding proper work methods and the safe operation of equipment and tools; Uses climbing saddle, rope and harness to access and move safely in trees; trim dead, damaged or problematic branches; Removes and trims hazardous trees; Plans, oversees and participates in traffic control to ensure the safety of workers and the general public; Responds to after-hours, standby and weekend shifts and emergency callouts as directed; Reviews the work of subordinates for compliance with all applicable policies and procedures, and standards of quality and safety; Participates in tree work, including but not limited to installing and maintaining trees and other landscape materials, removing trees and other landscape materials as necessary, pruning and trimming trees and shrubs, etc.; Diagnoses plant and tree diseases and determines proper corrective action; evaluates tree damage and prepares cost estimates for replacement; Mixes and applies pesticides and herbicides for pest, weed and disease control; Operates and supervises the operation of special equipment, including but not limited to aerial lift truck, other trucks, loaders, backhoes, tractors, fork lift, mowers, rototiller, weed trimmers, leaf blowers, power washer, stump grinder, motors, pumps, irrigation systems, brush chippers, air compressor, and various other hand and power tools; etc. (NOTE: This is only an illustration of job duties; view a full detailed by clicking on it.)


Three years of increasingly responsible experience in arboriculture. Lead or supervisory experience is desirable.

High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Completion of college-level courses in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture or skilled crafts may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

Additional Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Class A driver’s license.

Within one year of appointment, possession and continually maintain a Qualified Applicator’s Certificate as issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, with categories (B) Landscape Maintenance, and (C) Right-of-Ways.

Within one year of appointment, possession and continually maintain a Certified Arborist Certificate issued by the International Society of Arboriculture.

Possession of a valid CPR and First Aid certificate.


ANNUAL SALARY: $38,743 - $54,515; Under Tier 2 Salary Schedule the Step are 2.5% in between Steps A-O.

VACATION: 80 hours per year initially

SICK LEAVE: 96 hours per year

HOLIDAYS: 12 per year

TIER 2 INSURANCE: Health Insurance for represented employees hired by the City on or after October 2, 2018 - City contributions for Tier 2 employees shall be limited to the Silver PPO medical plan for employee, spouse and/or children at the contribution levels below. Employee only, can elect a different plan but will pay the difference. There shall be no city contribution towards spouse and/or children on any other plan than the Silver PPO.

Gold PPO HDHP-10% Silver PPO

EE Only Silver PPO Premium Rate for EE Only 100%

EE + 1 $0 $0 $853.45

EE + Family $0 $0 $1,006.68

RETIREMENT: PERS - 2%@55 for Classic Members and 2%@62 for New Members.


Available at City Hall, 1735 Montgomery St., Oroville CA 95965, phone (530) 538-2407,, or email [email protected].


To apply for this position please return completed application w/resume and contact information for three (3) professional references to the above address before 5PM, Friday, September 20, 2019.

Following the closing date, a review of your application packet will be reviewed, and you will be notified via email, US mail or phone if you are invited to the oral board interview for the position of Lead Tree Worker.

**The City of Oroville is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or sex. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact the Personnel Office at (530) 538-2407.


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