Arborist Tech

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Classification Title:

Building/Grounds Specialist III

Internal Title:

Arborist Tech



Work County:



Division of Administration and Finance


DAF Facilities Landscaping

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Advertised Minimum Salary :


Advertised Salary Range:

$26,190 - $32,246

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday
07:00am – 3:30pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

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About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Assists the campus arborist with the set up and cleanup of daily job site. Assists with rigging of tree parts and safety and security of jobsite. Assist with the removal of campus trees and the disposal of all debris. Operates chain saws, hand saws, pruners to remove trees including removal of branches. Chips branches or load into dump truck. Performs all tree care operations following ANSI Z133. Clean-up work area. Maintain equipment when needed. Perform preventative maintenance on tree equipment. Ensures public safety by safely directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic away from work sites.

Provide Storm Related Clean-up: Clean up tree debris caused by storm related events to include removing campus trees that have fallen or failed.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

High school diploma and 4 years related experience.

Driver’s License required.


Introductory knowledge of tree maintenance, removal and other arboricultural procedures. Knowledge of proper pruning techniques. Knowledge of safe work practices. Knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques and procedures Ability to perform strenuous manual labor. Ability to work individually or in teams as well as with diverse groups. A SC driver’s license is required. Employee must use initiative and be proactive in discharging duties.

Employee must demonstrate a dedication to teamwork and customer service. Employee is expected to project a professional image while on duty. Employee must utilize safe work practices and promote safety in the workplace at all times.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by May 31, 2021.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/17/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time