• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Forestry Grounds and Landscaping Services
  • Salary: $1,578.08 - $2,321.60 Biweekly USD

Job Description


EXTENDED: Applications are available online beginning Friday, June 25, 2021 through 4:30 pm, Friday, November 12, 2021.

The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department.

Grade Level I: $1,578.08 - $2,155.52
Grade Level II: $1,702.56 - $2,321.60


Under general supervision, trims tall trees and utilizes specialized equipment and techniques in the removal of excess, dead or diseased limbs or branches; utilizes power saws and hand tools; plants, prunes and removes trees; performs minor tree surgery work such as treating cut surfaces; observes safety rules and regulations; drives 2-axle or 3-axle vehicle; drives a 16-yard capacity trash truck for the disposal of limbs and/or branches; supervises work of subordinates; performs other related duties as required.


• Two years of professional, paid full-time equivalent experience, in the trimming and shaping of tall trees requiring the use of chain saws, ropes, slings, aerial towers, and gear other than ladders.
• Successful completion of an approved training program in arboriculture or tree maintenance may be substituted for six months of the required experience (proof required).*

Proof of required documents, such as degrees and transcripts must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency.

Valid Class B driver's license and a current DMV driving record must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of selection.

Willingness to serve on 24-hour call for emergency service and to work holidays and weekends when necessary. (The City's Tree Trimmers are required to work some holidays and weekends regularly).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Arborist or Tree Worker Certification.



Application Packet and Supplemental Application........................Qualifying
Performance Examination......................................................................100%

Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of application and required supplemental application submitted. Only those candidates showing the strongest backgrounds on the basis of comparative analysis will be invited to the examination process.

A minimum rating of 70 must be attained in order to pass the examination. Certification by score bands will be considered based on analysis of exam results. This is a continuous eligible list, which mean eligible lists may be established periodically and may expire six months from their effective date. Applicants may apply only once during a four month period. Applications received by July 23, 2021, will be placed on Test #01 established eligible list for this recruitment. Based on the number of applications accepted, the selection procedure may be changed. In the event a revision is necessary, the affected persons will be notified.

If you have not received notification within two weeks after close of filing period, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.
This information is available in an alternative format by request at the agency contact on the bulletin. If a special accommodation is desired, please contact the agency two (2) business days prior to the test, if applicable.An Equal Employment Opportunity

J.O.B. J66AN-21 TT: JKJ CSC 06/23/21Closing Date/Time: 11/12/2021 4:30 PM Pacific

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