Temporary/Seasonal Arborist (39 hours per week/6 months)
Cornell Botanic Gardens
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
Cornell Botanic Gardens is alive with plants, purpose, and a presence that truly distinguishes the university among its peers. Our maturebotanic garden,arboretum, and diverse network ofnature preserveshelp make Cornell one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere. Our leadership in environmental conservation and education is helping protect native species and habitats in Cornell Botanic Gardens' natural areas, throughout the region, and beyond.
This position is a temporary six month position to work as an arborist crew member to support the aborist team. Rate of pay is $16.00/hour. Responsibilities are for arboriculture work including, but not limited to, tree identification, biology and care, tree health and risk assessment, pruning, protection, climbing and felling techniques and safety requirements.
Familiarity with technical and safety standards of the American National Standards Institute for Arboriculture Operations are required. Must have experience in the use of equipment used in the arboriculture field, such as ropes, saddles, chainsaws, brush chippers, air spades, personal protective equipment (PPE's), etc., and be able to operate equipment related to grounds management functions, including front-end loaders, tractors, ATV's, and pickup truck mounted snow plows, leaf blowers, riding and push mowers, string trimmers, salt/sand spreaders, snow blowers, and dump trucks. Must be capable of performing the physically-demanding functions associated with tree work for this position, and be able to lift heavy objects, and move more than 75 pounds. Must maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license. Must be willing to work under hazardous conditions as well as varying climatic conditions (heat, cold, precipitation, loud noises, etc.). Required to report to work outside of the regularly-scheduled shift to address Botanic Gardens' time-sensitive operational needs, or to assist with departmental emergencies, or to deal with issues of public safety.
ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Arborist Certification, ISA Tree Climber Specialist certificate, DOT road flagger training, and ability to work from heights of over ten feet not required but preferred.
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