Job Description





  • We are hiring immediately for a full-time ARBORIST I position.
  • Location: West Texas A&M University - 2401 Russell Long Blvd., Canyon, TX 79016. Note: online applications accepted only.
  • Schedule:Full-time schedule. Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm. More details upon interview.
  •  Requirement: Arboist License Required. 
  • Perks: Up to $500 Sign on Bonus! More details upon interview. 
    *Internal Employee Referral Bonus Available


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If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.


SSC Services for Education is known for our expertise, commitment, and value; and we at SSC truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. By utilizing our associates’ knowledge and experience alongside SSC’s extensive training, providing supportive management, and offering unparalleled wage and benefit packages as well as career advancement opportunities, we have developed a workforce that differentiates us from our competitors. 

SSC Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider.  As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way.  As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world. 


Job Summary

Summary:  Prunes, trims, shapes, hedges and removes trees using power and hand tools; plants and maintains trees as directed. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates power saws and spraying equipment.
  • Climbs trees with special gear.
  • Operates bucket trucks as needed.
  • Conducts daily inspections of trees to ensure proper maintenance.
  • Provides care to individual trees by removing excessive, obstructive, dead or dying branches.
  • Utilizes special equipment to remove fallen, storm-damaged or unwanted trees; ensures proper disposal.
  • Evaluates tree color and texture for any decay or damage; takes samples to a lab for examination.
  • Assists with inspection of trees and shrubs with structural, nutritional and disease issues.
  • Rescues trees in the event of tree disease, natural disaster or other physical damage.
  • Clears trees when needed based on growth patterns.
  • Follows all safety procedures in accordance with the Company, OSHA, ANSI, EPA and all applicable federal/state/local requirements and policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • One year of experience in arboriculture.
  • Working knowledge of climbing harnesses/hardware, ropes, stump grinders, chainsaws, wood chippers, log splitters and bucket trucks.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 25 pounds and kneel/bend/stoop for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions:

  • Extensive driving, walking and equipment operation.
  • Exposure to: extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers, pollen producing environment, paint and petroleum products. Working in elevated positions such as: bucket truck or in arborist gear within the tree canopy. Work time expectation, 90% of time will be physical labor, 10% training and misc.

Associates at SSC are offered many fantastic benefits.

Both full-time and part-time positions offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Retirement Plan
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program

In addition, full-time positions also offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)


About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).

Req ID:1010243


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