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City of Torrance
Class Code: 5711
Class Designation: Civil Service
Representation Unit: Torrance Municipal Employees
(AFSCME Local 1117)
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Under supervision, trims, shapes and cares for park and street trees; performs basic tree surgery; does related work as required.
Basic work in tree care distinguished from Park Caretaker by tree knowledge and regular assignments to climb and cut. Distinguished from Senior Tree trimmer in not having responsibility for crew performance, safety, production and/or training.
Examples Of Duties
Trims and shapes trees in the City parks, streets and parkways;
performs basic tree surgery; uses axes, power or hand saws and other basic trimming tools;
fells and removes trees;
cultivates, sprays, fertilizes, plants and transplants trees;
prepares trees for moving;
treats tree surfaces;
cables, ties, stakes and braces trees;
maintains equipment used in the work;
does general tree maintenance work as required.
Materials, equipment and general methods used in the planting, transplanting, cultivation, trimming and care of trees.
Read and respond in writing to directions relating to spraying, fertilizing, planting, removing or trimming trees and care for mechanical equipment;
Read, understand and act upon written materials at the high school entrance level.
A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License of the appropriate class or grade.
One year of experience in tree care.
None required, however, high school graduation desired.