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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
RE08308
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
AJE Ref #
575907231

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB 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*
Yes

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Certification by the International Society of Arborculture (ISA); Certified Applicator of Pesticides; Certified ISA Tree Risk Assessor (TRA).

DEADLINE TO APPLY
09/18/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

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.