City Arborist

Location: Laramie
Deadline: January 1, 2014

City Arborist


First Review:

October 28th

Salary Range:

$35,045 to $47,132

The City of Laramie is accepting applications for a City Arborist. This position, under direction, will plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise activities associated with the development, maintenance, and care of trees on city property and rights-of-ways.


  • Development and execute an urban forestry plan for all public property.

  • Design and administer a tree assessment and maintenance management program.

  • Develop and administer a tree inspection process for all publically owned trees.

  • Coordinate issues and provide professional recommendations with other divisions, departments, agencies, developers, public utilities, and the general public.

  • Respond to requests for information by the public and investigate complaints.

  • Develop educational programs, coordinate volunteer activities, work with community groups on tree related issues, and prepare and deliver public service announcements.

  • Plan, prioritize, supervise and train the work of staff responsible providing urban forestry services.

  • Prepare and submit applications for public and private grant funding and carry out funded programs.

  • Perform the full range of shrub and flower bed maintenance: plant, water, fertilize, control weeds, trim, prune and maintain landscaped areas.

  • Operate vehicles and equipment including dump trucks, tractors, loaders, and hand and power tools.

  • Perform duties involved in pest control.

  • Remove fallen trees and related debris resulting from storm damage and general conditions.

  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the parks budget.


A combination of the following experience and training would be qualifying:

  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in urban forestry. Supervisory experience preferred, or demonstrated skills/training in supervision.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Horticulture, or a related field.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an ISA Arborist certification.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate Pesticide Applicator’s certificate.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver license.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a class B commercial driver license.


Essential duties require the following skills and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 50 lbs.; exposure to noise, outdoors, confining work space, chemicals, dust, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; availability for on-call.

To apply for this position please visit or contact the Workforce Center at 3817 Beech St. Suite 100. Applicants who are offered appointments are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation and drug screening and driver’s license check.