2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Req #560
Monday, June 22, 2020
San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.
Our organization’s vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.
Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.
HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Arborist will support San Diego Zoo Global’s mission of saving species worldwide by performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work, planting, transplanting, trimming, felling, and pruning of the organizations-owned trees and shrubbery and other sites as directed. This position reports to the Lead Arborist/Supervisor/Manager.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Trims, shapes, and/or prunes trees
Strips, fells and cuts trees into logs for disposal
Plants and transplants trees
Stakes, irrigates and cultivates trees
Operates cutting tools
Sharpens and maintains tools
Services and maintains equipment
Operates a truck in transporting tools, equipment and debris
Operates power-driven hydraulic boom
Works from hydraulic boom in trimming, shaping and pruning trees
Collects browse forage from heights over 12 feet and delivers them to animal compounds
Models punctuality and professionalism
Adheres to all SDZG and department policies and practices
Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards
Works from various heights and trims, shapes, or prunes trees to cut away branches
Operates cutting tools such as axes, clippers or chain saws
Typically uses rigging such as ropes, lines, hardware, and work crew
Typically uses various tree trimming tools such as pruners, pole saws, loppers and brush chipper, chain saws
Assists in removing whole trees and tree stumps from the ground
Assists other tree trimming personnel from the ground
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
A minimum of one (1) year of experience with tree care and maintenance. Some experience with pruning, shaping, rigging, take downs and removals with heaving equipment, ie: cranes, loaders, etc. preferred. Candidates must have basic knowledge of tree diseases and pest problems and be acquainted with common tree species identification. Selected candidates must be able to move moderate to heavy objects, work from elevated positions, operate assigned tools and equipment. Good communication and record keeping skills are necessary. Applicants must be available to work any of the seven days of the week including holidays. Scheduled work hours will be approximately 40 hours per week. A good driving record and a valid California driver license is required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Communicate and work effectively with others
Deal tactfully and courteously with the others in a diverse environment
Respond to cautions from co-workers
Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
Competently perform the essential functions outlined above
Tree biology and identification
Basic methods, tools, equipment
Material used in trimming, felling and pruning trees and shrubbery
Tree and stump removal methods and practices
Rigging methods for tree trimming.
Characteristics of ornamental and shade trees
Safety practices for tree trimming and pruning
Fundamentals of tree surgery
Work at varies heights; avoid flying debris; work in uneven terrain with exposure to varying weather conditions, dust, and allergens and noise.
This position has been identified as one requiring at least occasional lifting in excess of 50 pounds; frequently move moderate to heavy objects; standing, bending, squatting, twisting, reaching, work from elevated positions; operate assigned tools and equipment; etc.
SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER
Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Local and In-House Discounts
Location: Horticulture Department - San Diego Zoo
Duration: Year round
Positions available: 2
Union Position: Starting hourly wage $22.80
Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description may be requested at that time.
Posting deadline: Friday, July 3, 2020 by 9:00 PM
THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY
SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER - San Diego Zoo Global makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.
All New Hires are subject to passing a drug screen and some employment is contingent upon passing pre-placement testing.
Are you ready to start your adventure and put your Passion for Wildlife to work?