Climber & Pruner

Job Title: Climber & Pruner

Job Category: Building Operations & Maintenance, Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: NYC - All Boroughs

Division/Work Unit: ART (Kew Loop/Maint Landscape)

Proposed Salary Range: $ 54,181.00 - $ 67,081.00 (Annual)

Job Description:

Under supervision, some of the physical activities performed by Climber and Pruner and environmental conditions experienced are: climbing in and out of an aerial lift device (bucket truck), climbing up in a tree using rope and harness or bucket; operating a chain saw, operating heavy motorized equipment such as bucket truck, chipper, loader and stump grinder; lifting and moving heavy objects; standing for extended periods of time; working outdoors in all kinds of weather, including severe weather conditions. When responding to emergency conditions, Climber and Pruners may be required to work all hours of the day or night and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Selected candidate will also perform all types of work required for the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees and large shrubs; climb, prunes, brace, cut and fell trees adjoining the City’s arterial highways, spray trees and large shrubs to protect them against insects, fungi, or other parasites, etc; may perform tree inspection work and required, operate vehicles and hand power tools; perform related duties.

Minimum Qual Requirements:

Six months of satisfactory, full-time experience as a climber and pruner or arborist performing all types of tree work required for the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees and large shrubs including climbing, pruning, bracing, cutting and felling trees and large shrubs and operating manual, power driven and motorized equipment required for the performance of these duties.

Experience as a ground person is not acceptable towards meeting this requirement.

Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment, eligibles must possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York, and a Class B Commercial Driver License valid in the State of New York within one year of being appointed to this position. Serious moving violations, license suspension or accident record may disqualify you. This Class B Commercial Driver License must be maintained for the duration of your employment. Such license must not include any restrictions which would preclude the performance of Climber and Pruner work.

Preferred Skills:

Preference will be given to those candidates who possess a Class A Commercial Driver License valid in the State of New York.

Additional Information:

Note: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.

To Apply:

All resumes are to be submitted electronically. Current City employees please log on into Employee Self Service (ESS) at, follow the Careers Link, and search for Job ID #373165. All other applicants please go to and search for Job ID #373165. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Most public libraries have computers available for use. Appointments are subject to OMB approval. For more information about DOT, visit us at:

Hours/Shift: 40 Hours per week

Residency Requirement: New York City Residency is not required for this position

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