Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$44,933.76- $59,361.84/Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon. - Fri.

#129579 Tree Trimmer

Filing Deadline: Wed 6/5/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/20/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/5/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision, cut, prune and trim trees of all heights to remove and control excess, undesired or diseased wood and foliage. Operate all related tree care vehicles and equipment. Climb trees and use safety belts, ropes and saddles. Access trees using various methods, including aerial lifts, climbing and ladders. Maintain job related equipment and electronic records. Maintain campus flagpoles.

  • May be required to work overtime as operationally necessary.


  • Demonstrated experience in tree maintenance and preservation to include pruning, trimming, cutting, disease control and tree and stump removal. Ability to inspect trees and determine healthy parts or branches as well as needed trimming and cutting.

  • Experience using boom/bucket trucks, harnesses/safety belts, climbing saddles and other equipment to safely access tree branches. Experience with chippers, stump grinders, power saws, chain saws, pruning tools and other related hand/power tools and equipment.

  • Ability to effectively work individually or in teams as well as with diverse groups. Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing, or electronically. Ability to understand and apply University and Departmental policies and procedures.

  • Ability to follow through and carry out assignments. Problem-solving skills and sound judgement.

  • Experience with tree care industry safety standards and practices, PPE, fall protection, hazard identification.


  • DOJ/FBI background and DMV checks and clearances required prior to employment.

  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid California Commercial Class B license with Air Break Endorsement, Medical Examiner's Certification Card, and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

  • This position is subject to periodic driver license checks through the DMV Pull Notice Program and random drug and alcohol testing.

  • Must be physically able perform all essential functions.

  • Must be able to perform all relevant work tasks at various heights, up to or exceeding 80' at times

  • Must be able to perform relevant work tasks on ladders up to 16' in height

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $44,934 - $59,362 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.52 - $28.43

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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