Arborist Student Intern

Hiring Organization: MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

Landscape Services Arborist Student Intern


Landscape Services

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Detail:

This position will assist in a wide variety of tasks associated with the field of Urban Forestry and Arboriculture. Duties would include assisting with the installation of tree protection fencing; root trenching and other tree protection methods prior to construction; basic pruning of campus trees; root crown excavation with an Air Spade; instruction in basic rope and saddle tree climbing; assist in identifying and treating plant and tree disease, insect, and other related problems; Assist with removal of dead, diseased, or dangerous trees. Update and maintain MSU's maintenance database using ArcGis Collector Application; operate and perform regular maintenance to light and medium-weight vehicles, such as daily oil checks, grease fittings, and tire pressure checks; transport supplies, materials, tools, and equipment to work sites using university vehicles; issue, receive, and store supplies and equipment; assist in monitoring working areas to assure compliance with safety precautions and proper work methods; ability to send/receive emails. This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.

Minimum Qualifications:

Working knowledge of tools, methods, materials, and equipment used in grounds maintenance; wear protective footwear requested such as a leather work boot; applicant must have a good driving record and submit their operators license number on their application form for a motor vehicle check; ability to work in variable weather conditions to include severe weather; frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds with occasional lifting over 75 pounds; knowledge of basic computer terminology and operations and the ability to use internet and email.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in grounds maintenance; experience wit ArcGIS Collector Application; experience and knowledge of Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities and/or facilities structure, process, and procedures; possession of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator; ability to demonstrate T-shaped competencies. A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse population; able to problem solve with a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of technical operations of the job. 

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