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If you would like to reach qualified tree professionals and want to advertise your companies job openings with the IAA, you may do so at the following rates:

3 Month Listing:
Members - 75.00 per position listing 
Non-Members – 150.00 per position listing.

Explanation: If you have 2 ground positions open and 1 foreman position, you would have 2 separate listings.

Renewal rates are the same and are due before your 3 month time limit expires. If your company posts more than 5 listings, all additional listings are at no charge.

You may submit your job postings along with payment to:

Iowa Arborist Association 
PO Box 42
Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314

If you wish to pay by credit card, you may submit your information to:

Current Job Listings



This position consists of trimming and removing of trees of all sizes using an aerial lift and standard rigging techniques.  The Forestry Worker II will also plant trees and shrubs, grind stumps and remove snow on sidewalks and other public property using shovels, snow throwers and tractors.


Trimming tree limbs and removing entire trees using chainsaws and/or hand pruning saws and loppers, plants trees, serves as crew leader in absence of supervisor, drives dump trucks w/ towed chipper and other trailers, operates brush chipper, backhoes, loaders, stump cutter, snow blower, snow throwers, farm tractors, logging and other equipment.  Shovels, forks, sweeps sawdust, woodchips, snow etc.  Applies pesticides, performs maintenance on equipment, reads and comprehends manufacturer’s safety data sheets and other written instructions and manuals.  Regular and punctual work attendance.  Represents the City in a responsible, professional and trustworthy manner.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Working knowledge of proper bucket truck trimming and removal techniques and the safe operation of tree trimming and removal equipment.  Applies various safety standards, organizational polices, and applicable laws.  Working knowledge of safe and correct tree pruning and removal techniques.  Ability to work at heights in a comfortable manner.  Knowledge to identify native trees knowledge of tree care.  Possess the skills necessary to use and properly maintain forestry equipment.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and prepare routine daily reports.  Must have the physical strength and endurance to perform manual labor for extended periods of time in adverse weather conditions.  Must be able to lift heavy objects, weighing up to 100 lbs.  Must be able to kneel, twist and bend.  Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, city officials and the general public.  Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent.  Valid Commercial Driver’s License Class B with Air endorsement within 60 days of employment.  Must attend and successfully complete an ISA sanctioned Rigging/Chainsaw Use training course.  Possession of or the ability to obtain within 120 days, an Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License in the “Turf and Ornamental” and “Right-of-Way” (30T and 6) categories.  Possession of or the ability to obtain within two years an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Arborist Certification.  Minimum one year tree trimming and removal practical experience preferred.  Arborist training may be substituted for six months experience.  Must live within fifteen air miles of the Burlington city limits or in Des Moines County.


$23.59 per hour with full benefit package.  AFSCME Bargaining Unit, Range 9


Go to click on “employment” to review job and fill out application or come to City Hall, 400 Washington, Burlington - 2nd floor before the deadline for applications of 5:00 pm on Friday, May 12, 2023.


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City Forester

The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for the City Forester classification, the current vacancy exists within the Parks and Recreation Department. This list will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in this classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.

Under the direction of the Parks and Facilities Superintendent, leads and performs work necessary to maintain healthy urban forests and trees in City right-of-way, parks, and other City owned property; manages technical and on the field tasks in assigned areas of responsibility; performs related work as required.

Learn More & Apply Online Here →

We are hiring a Climber/Groundman.

We are looking for an individual that is seeking a career in Arboriculture. Our company specializes in saving trees. The position is for a climber/groundman which includes tree pruning and removals. Other duties may include stump grinding, tree planting and Integrated Pest Management. Knowledge of chippers, chainsaws and being able to ascend a tree is helpful. The position is full-time, no weekends, yearround employment and requires a valid driver’s license. Our company invests time and training into all our employees, benefits upon employment. Background check is required.

For more information contact Guy at

City of Des Moines is hiring for Full-Time Arborist.

  • This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances.  Recruitment for this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the timeline for testing and filling this vacancy may be impacted by the pandemic and will proceed as soon as possible after the closing of the job announcement.
  • The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform tree care and maintenance of trees along streets, in parks, and on other municipal property.

  • EXAMINATION: All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be scheduled for a performance and written examination that will be scheduled at a later date.  Qualified applicants will be notified via their preferred method of the time and place of the exams, which will consist of a written exam followed by the performance exam.  The performance exam consists of a knot tying and chainsaw demonstration and a timed manual tree climb using only ropes.  Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High School graduation or GED and three (3) years of full-time, paid experience as a tree pruner-climber. (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week. Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)
  • Must be a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be an Iowa Certified Pesticide Applicator in categories #2, #30T, or #6, or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire.
  • Possession of a valid Class B CDL allowing the operation of vehicles with airbrakes.

To learn more & apply visit the link below:

→ City of Des Moines Job Board

Seidel Services LLC is looking for the right person to fill an immediate full-time arborist position.

  • Physical labor is required lifting up to 50+ lbs. with the ability to work in all types of outdoor climates.
  • Must be 21, have a clean driving record with a CDL-A or obtain one within 6 months of employment.
  • ISA certified or obtain certification within 1 year of employment.
  • Opportunity to be lead foreman of a crew but will be required to work alongside team while supervising.
  • Tree climbing experience and climbing with ropes is necessary!
  • Good Verbal Skills and attitude are needed to communicate with clients and a mechanical skillset is needed to keep equipment in great working condition.

Below is a list of some of the job duties involved:

  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Removal
  • Tree Trimming
  • Shrub Trimming
  • Shrub Removal
  • Sod and Sodding services
  • New Construction Lot-Clearing
  • Timber Clean-Up
  • Property Clean-up

Call or send resume to:

Doug Seidl
Seidl Services LLC
(515) 419-5630

Check out our website:

We are currently hiring climbers and crew leaders to join our team.

Family Tree Care LLC is an EEO looking for outgoing people who are interested in the field of arborculture with a willingness to learn and an opportunity for advancement.

  • Must have valid DL
  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • Full time / Year around position
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation and benefit options
  • Paid training and paid ISA CEU's

Please visit our website to apply

We are currently hiring Plant Health Care Technicians to join our team.

Family Tree Care LLC is an EEO looking for outgoing people who are interested in the field of arborculture with a willingness to learn and an opportunity for advancement.

  • 3O chemical license
  • Must have valid DL
  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • Full time / Year around position
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation and benefit options
  • Paid training and paid ISA CEU's

Please visit our website to apply

Perficut Tree Climber Job Opening in Des Moines, Iowa