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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
Under general supervision of the Facilities Physical Plant Manager I, the Arborist Senior specializes in the care, nurturing, maintenance, and cultivation of trees campus-wide, including all aspects of pruning, felling, planting, fertilizing, and protecting trees; Conducts campus-wide assessments of urban forest in accordance with the standards set by the International Society of Arboriculture; Carries out detailed surveys of sites to record the number of trees and their condition, and decides what work needs to be done; Estimates costs for the work to be carried out; Initiates and participates in the development of vendor bid specifications; Oversees contracts and contractors; Performs professional tree, hedgerow, shrub, and flora work, including undertaking thinning, pruning, topping, felling, planting or transplanting; Advises on proper tree selection and specific planting preparations/procedures depending on soil conditions, situation, and visual qualities; Instructs tree trimmers and groundsmen in arborist work; Inspects trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds to determine the need for trimming, spraying, or other appropriate treatment; Examines trees in significant detail to ensure their safeguarding; Treats disease spread in trees; Ensures the health and aesthetic facts related to the good living of trees; Provides expertise in support of the campus-wide University Landscape Master Plan; Ensures planning requests meet legislation and preservation requirements; and Performs work with considerable independence within departmental and horticultural guidelines.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES
MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS; ArborPro; Driver s License.
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Certification by the International Society of Arborculture (ISA); Certified Applicator of Pesticides; Certified ISA Tree Risk Assessor (TRA).
DEADLINE TO APPLY
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.