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ARBORIST II (May under fill as an Arborist I)

ARBORIST II (May under fill as an Arborist I)

Requisition ID 
2017-3215
Department 
PUBLIC SERVICES
Minimum Salary 
USD $17.96/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $23.40/Hr.
Post End Date 
10/23/2017
Location 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

More information about this job

Overview

Performs specialized tasks necessary for proper planting, maintenance, removal and delivery of emergency related services for trees and other vegetation on property owned and/or maintained by Salt Lake City Corporation.

Responsibilities

ARBORIST I

  • Learns and performs assigned tasks including appropriate techniques necessary to ensure the proper planting, maintenance, and removal of trees, shrubs, etc. on property owned and maintained by Salt Lake City Corporation including but not limited to: tree pruning, spraying, removals, planting, etc.
  • Operates and uses various types of specialized equipment such as aerial lift equipment, stump cutter, chain saw, spraying equipment, etc., in addition to various trucks, loaders, etc. as required.
  • Performs work safely and ensure providing a safe work place.  Complies with safe working practices as defined in American National Standards for Arboricultural Operations ANSI Z133.1-2000 or latest approved revision.
  • Operates and uses computer to input data into tracking system.
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

ARBORIST II

 

  • May be assigned lead worker over full-time and/or seasonal personnel as work assignment necessitates. Would provide training of personnel for safe performance of job related duties.
  • Determines and uses appropriate techniques necessary to ensure  proper planting, maintenance,  removal and delivery of emergency related services for  trees, shrubs, etc., on property owned and/or maintained by Salt Lake City Corporation including but not limited to  tree pruning, spraying, removal, planting, stump grinding, and delivery of emergency related services .
  • Operates and uses various types of specialized equipment including but not limited to aerial lift equipment, stump cutter, chain saw, spraying equipment, etc., in addition to various trucks, loaders, backhoes, tree spades, and trailers as required.
  • Complies with safe working practices as defined in American National Standards for Arboricultural Operations ANSI Z133.1-2000 or latest approved revision.
  • Makes recommendations to crew supervisor concerning operational processes, equipment needs, technical information, tree status, and customer requests.
  • Under the direct supervision of an Arborist III, Urban Forestry Field Supervisor or City Forester is required to perform tasks at heights higher than 100 feet by manually climbing trees.
  • Operates and uses computer to input, update, and close service requests, work orders, and tree inventory records.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

ARBORIST I

  • Two years of paid work experience including tree maintenance, grounds keeping and/or maintenance.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Basic knowledge of proper methods, techniques, and practices used in grounds maintenance.
  • Ability to obtain Arborist certification from the International Society of Arboricultural (ISA) within 12 months of hire.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possession of a valid state driver's license or Utah driving privilege card.
  • Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B, or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.

 

ARBORIST II

  • Three years experience working as a member of a tree maintenance crew. Three years related tree care experience may be substituted.  At least six months experience climbing trees.  Ability to read and write and follow both verbal and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of wide variety of trees and proper methods, techniques, and practices used in the tree care industry for their planting, maintenance, removal and emergency related service.
  • Familiarity with tree industry personal protective equipment, climbing gear and hardware, rigging tools, ropes, knots, bends and hitches.
  • Arborist Certification by the International Society of Arboricultural (ISA) within 12 months of hire.
  • Ability to supervise and communicate with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B.
  • Ability to obtain flagging certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to obtain First Aid/ CPR certification within 6 months of hire.


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