Tree Surgeon- Department of Water and Power

  • City of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • May 17, 2017
Full time Forestry Natural Resources Urban Forestry

Job Description


A Tree Surgeon climbs, prunes, trims, treats, sprays, plants, fertilizes, transplants and removes trees along City streets and highways, in City parks, over or on private property, and on public grounds to eliminate hazardous conditions; prevent interference with traffic, traffic signals and high and low voltage conductors and equipment; and to preserve and maintain the trees.


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  2. The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.


  1. One year of full-time paid experience with the City of Los Angeles as a Tree Surgeon Assistant or in a class at that level performing tree trimming or treatment work; or
  2. One year of full-time paid experience as a tree surgeon, which includes climbing trees using spurs, climbers, ropes and safety belts and using power saws, aerial lifts, power winches, booms or similar equipment.

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Government- Local/Regional


$46,938.00 - $84,250.00 Annually