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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board opens application for arborist

Terry Davis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, also known as the MPRB, is looking for a full-time arborist to maintain trees throughout Minneapolis’ urban forest.

An arborist is responsible to keep track of the growth and health of these trees as well as maintaining the overall health of the urban forest. Applicants will be responsible to plant, prune, and properly remove trees throughout Minneapolis’ urban forest. You will also be responsible for clearing the aftermath of a storm such as removing damaged trees from public properties.

Arborists will also have to maintain the trees’ overall health, conduct inspections, utilize cutting-edge hardware and software to record all information, and respond to people’s inquiries when performing on-site duty. Arborists will be required to comply with OSHA and ANSI safety procedures during the job.

If you have a high school diploma, are above 18 years old, have a minimum of two years of experience in related fields, and a valid driver’s license, you are eligible to apply for this position.

Candidates who have a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in forestry, urban forestry, or other related fields, an ISA certified tree worker or have obtained an arborist certification within six months, own a pesticide applicator license, a Line Clearance certification, a First Aid and CPR certification and a Tree Inspector's License from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are preferred.

If you are unsure about applying, the MPRB will be conducting a 30-minute conference call to provide information about the position on August 19, at 3:30 p.m. To join the call, contact (612) 230-6595.

Applicants are welcome to apply until August 27, at 4:30 p.m.

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