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(posted 1/24/18) CITY OF ROCHESTER HILLS

Starting rate of pay is $26.58 per hour. Employer contributes 18% of salary toward pension funds.

The position cultivates and maintains the plants and trees of the city for the Parks & Natural Resources Department. This position is also responsible for administrative functions as it relates to forestry operations. AFSCME Local 2491 position.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or al/­ inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Plans and oversees tree maintenance and tree planting programs and contract service providers
2. Inspects trees for maintenance needs, including hazard evaluation and pest/disease ID. Determines salvation or removal of diseased/injured trees. Reviews City projects to ensure health and survival of trees.
3. Establishes and maintains a computerized filing and record-keeping system of tree inventory data, service requests, work histories, and linked GIS.
4. Performs tree/shrub maintenance, planting, pruning, trimming, removing, and any other tree care practices in the City parks, public rights-of-way, or other City property.
5. Performs the City's tree spray program.
6. Develops and writes plans/procedures including long- and short-term maintenance schedules as deemed necessary to improve effectiveness.
7. Conducts tree surveys of City parks and public rights-of-way to collect tree inventory data.
8. Works with leaders to strategize the implementation of beautification projects, discuss maintenance issues, and consider design aspects for applicable areas.
9. Perform specialized tree maintenance work as needed.
10. Assists the Natural Resources Manager with preparation of reports, grant applications, plan review, etc. Provides information required to maintain current grants and programs.
11. Provides service to the public by answering questions and providing information.
12. Responds to tree-related storm damage emergencies.
13. Maintains all records and reports required for the tree maintenance program.
14. Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's Degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, forestry or other related field required with three (3) years' experience in forestry, tree care, and maintenance of trees.
• Valid Michigan Driver's License with no more than 4 points currently on record.
• Basic Computer skills.

• ISA Certified Arborist and Pesticide Applicator License preferred. Must obtain ISA Arborist Certification and Pesticide Applicator License within one year of start date.


• This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 75 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting and frequently requires standing and walking on uneven terrain, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing stairs and ladders, and reaching.
• Work may involve mobility over rough or difficult terrain. Work is performed daily both in and outdoors under all weather conditions and includes exposure to inclement weather, noise, vibrations, airborne materials and active construction sites. Work may also be performed above ground.
• The employee is subject to herbicides, insecticides, insects and animals.
• Work in generally in a moderately noisy office setting and in the field.

Oral Evaluation of Qualifications: to evaluate decision-making/problem solving skills, employment history, communication skills, and other factors related to successful performance in this position.

Note: The above examination information may be modified for this or future postings.

It is the policy of the City of Rochester Hills to hire qualified individuals with limiting conditions in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. Applicants having a limiting disability requiring some special accommodation to participate in the examination process, as described above, must notify the Human Resources department of that fact at the time of application, or at least one week prior to the examination date. Questions relative to this matter should be referred to the Director of Human Resources.

Application Process

Submit an on-line employment application available at by February 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m., to receive first consideration. Applications received after February 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m., will receive consideration in the event a candidate is not selected from those who apply by the first consideration deadline.

Employees of the City of Rochester Hills, AFSCME Local 2491, who apply by 5:00 p.m., January 19, 2018, will be given first consideration.


1000 Rochester Hills Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 656-4708


(posted 5/3/17)  Ann Arbor based Tree Service is looking for climbing arborists and crew leaders.

We’re in our 18th year and business continues to expand. We’re looking for climbing arborists and crew leaders that want full time and long term employment.

We would love to talk with you if you are:

Experienced with tree work, leading a crew and providing great customer service
An ISA certified Arborist, or willing to become one
Familiar with ANSI standards, and willing to work according to best practices
Interested in continuing your education in Arboriculture
CDL licensed, or can quickly get one
Interested in becoming a valued asset to a growing company with a great reputation.
If this describes you, we would offer:

A competitive wage; $20/per hour and UP ($40k/year range), depending on experience
Paid vacation
Paid holidays
Retirement plans with maximum company match
Work clothes allowance
Continuing education through paid training, safety meetings, seminars and conferences.
If you are interested in applying, please send us your resume and we’ll set up a time to meet. If you are interested in employment, but don’t yet have the skills mentioned above, feel free to contact us anyway. We are always looking to hire great people. Call:(734) 663-0808.  Email:

(posted 3/15/17)

Lead climber / estimator  must have 5 years experience climbing and estimating  must have valid drivers license be able to operate all equipment used in tree removal and trimming. Must be a leader and be able to work with others. Company phone and truck included in package possible salary position, great career opportunity.

Ground man must have experience in tree removal and trimming must have knowledge running ropes must have valid drivers license know how run all equipment used in tree removal and trimming.


Great Lakes Landscaping Inc.

25212 Ryan Rd., Warren Mi. 48091

Office 586-754-7336

(updated and reposted 1/18/17)


Growing TCIA ACCREDITED year-round municipal, commercial and residential growing Tree Care Company with a great reputation, founded in 1989 is currently interviewing for reliable, hardworking and career-seeking individuals to join our strong team of BCMA and certified arborists.

Our company’s emphasis is on safety (CTSP on staff), workmanship, customer service and attention to detail. Candidates must be in good physical condition, be safety conscious, work in all weather conditions, have a desire for knowledge and growth, and work well with others and the public.

We are currently seeking Arborist with experience or interest in:

Crew leaders
Grounds men (Entry Level)
Plant health care technicians (3B)
Hardworking, reliable and honest people interested in starting a new career in the green industry
We offer very good wages and benefits:

– Competitive Wages based on experience and skill set – Starting Pay $11-$30/hr.

– Great opportunity for advancement and a great working environment

– Relocation Assistance

– Paid Holidays and Vacation

– Supplied Uniforms and/or uniform allowance

– Fantastic training program

– Continued education and certifications through paid training, safety meetings, seminars, conferences,

workshops and in house certifications

– Year round employment

– Tax free Health Care plans

Must pass background check, drug test, own transportation and have a valid driver’s license. Arborist certification and CDL preferred (CDL must be obtained within probationary period).

Great people make great companies. Reliability and great work ethics are valuable assets! We will train those with little or no experience so come start a new career with us today! Contact Amanda at Camelot Tree & Shrub at 313-884-1699 or send resumes to

(posted 11/7/16)

Title: Arborist/Apprentice

Location: Southeast – MI

Wage: $ 21.85 – $36.42

Benefits: Health, 401K, Bonus


Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Vegetation Manager this position will be responsible and accountable for the completion of in-field vegetation annual plan and all line clearance activities in their area.


Job Qualifications:

Candidate(s) will be required to meet the following requirements:

Associates (or Higher) of Science in Forestry or other related field.
5+ years of utility vegetation management experience.
General knowledge of utility vegetation management equipment (bucket/manual crew equipment, mowers, off-road tree removal equipment, herbicide application methods & equipment).
Demonstrated ability to coordinate vegetation clearing in conjunction with line rebuilds and new construction, including but not limited to:
Crew & work scheduling
Working knowledge of easement language, research, & parcel identification (map & field)
Notifying public entities on transmission line clearance work
Securing signed permission for work needed
Experience with aerial and ground inspections.
Familiar with FAC-003-1 and -2 NERC vegetation standards.
Strong computer skills, including but not limited to:
working knowledge of GIS based software programs
Microsoft toolkit
planning software
ISA Certified Arborist or obtain within 6 months.
ISA Utility Specialist certification or obtain within 6 months.
Ability to verbally communicate effectively and accurately.
Be available during off-duty hours.
Familiar and able to use Microsoft.
Able to work and retain access.

Visit Website to Apply:


(posted 11/7/16)

TREE SERVICE, located in Traverse City, Michigan, is seeking responsible, motivated and career-oriented individuals dedicated to a higher standard of tree care to join our successful and well respected company as a Climber/Crew Leader.

provides both tree service and snow/ice management services throughout Northern Michigan.  As a Crew Leader, you will manage production crews to provide tree care services to our commercial and residential clients.  You will be responsible for team member development, planning, effective time management, quality/safety compliance and equipment/resource organization for your crew.


Starting Salary $45,000, based on credentials and experience.
Simple IRA Company Match/Retirement
Paid Continuing Education and Skill Training and Advancement Opportunities
Paid holidays
Paid vacation
We will assist with relocation costs.


Must pass background check, drug test, own transportation and have a valid driver’s license.
Experienced with tree work, leading a crew and providing great customer service.
Organization, leadership, communication and problem solving skills.
Interest in the care of trees, tree work and continuing education and advancement.
Physically fit and willing and able to work 40-50 hour weeks and in adverse weather conditions.
Ability to perform the following work safely, efficiently and with high quality: pruning (all types… including shrubs), removals (felling, technical rigging and aerial lift work), cabling, bracing and lightning protection.
CDL License, or ability to get one in a timely manner.
ISA Arborist Certification, or ability to get one in a timely manner, paid for by Parshall Tree Service.

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!  Traverse City is a great place to live, work and raise a family.  We have good clients, solid equipment and mentorship in multiple areas.  To learn more about who we are and what we do, please check us out at

If you think you would be a good candidate for this position, please email your resume and references to or contact us at (231) 409-1295.

DJ’s Landscape Management, Inc. is West Michigan’s largest Landscape Management Company. We provide Landscape Management along with Snow & Ice Management services to commercial clients throughout the Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo areas. As a department supervisor, you will manage production crews to provide tree care services to our commercial clients. You will be responsible for team member development, planning, effective time management, quality/ safety compliance, and equipment/resource organization for your crew.

Plant Health Care Supervisor / Arborist

Comprehensive Benefits:

Base Salary $60,000 Health Insurance
Flex Plan
AFLAC options Retirement planning with company match Life
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Long-Term Disability Insurance 2-3 weeks paid time off Advancement opportunities
Position Requirements:

ISA Certified
Experience leading a team
Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License
Commercial Driver’s License
Tree, insect and disease diagnosis
Equipment operation
If you are interested in applying please send us your resume at or apply on our website at