Vanderbilt University seeks an Arborist Journeyman to perform the duties and responsibilities required of an arborist and a general landscape gardener.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers and clippers
Climb trees, using climbing rope, hooks and belts, or climbs ladders to gain access to work area
Prune, cut down, fertilize, and spray trees as directed
Scrape decayed matter from cavities in trees and fill holes to promote healing and to prevent further deterioration
Perform general maintenance such as feeding chipper, raking leaves/limbs, sweeping debris, driving chipper truck and small tractor, picking up trash, planting flowers
Prune shrubs and hedges as required
Perform other related tasks as required
This is a full-time position: 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work 7am – 3.30pm, Monday – Friday and have availability to work out of hours in the case of emergencies.
About Vanderbilt University:
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university's students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for ‘happiest students’ — as well as #2 for ‘best quality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5 for ‘best run colleges’ and ‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘college city that students love’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits athttps://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/6.1.17BenefitsOverview-Candidate-.pdf
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, ...Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.