(Open to Internal and External Applicants)
ARBORIST CREW LEADER
~ Skills testing tentatively scheduled for week of October 28th ~
Directs the work of an assigned crew and participates in tree care activities including tree trimming, planting, felling, inspecting and general care of trees and grounds.
Three years experience in performing arboriculture principles and techniques consistent with the accepted practices outlined by the International Society of Arboriculture with at least some experience directing/leading the work of others. Plus, candidates must pass the current skills test for the City’s Arborist position or currently hold the City’s title of Arborist. Appropriate education can be substituted for some of the experience requirement. Experience performing tree care work through tree climbing is desirable. Must possess (or obtain) and maintain the following within prescribed guidelines: A valid Class “B” CDL with airbrakes endorsement. A valid Class “A” CDL with tanker endorsement may also be required depending on work assignment. Must pass written portion of exam within 60 days of employment and skills test portion within 90 days of employment. A valid State Public Operator’s License (Ornamental and Turf Category or Right of Way) within probationary period, depending on departmental assignment. Candidates must obtain and maintain CPR and First Aide Certification within the probationary period. Possession of (or obtaining) a valid International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist certificate is required. Depending on assignment, candidates must obtain and maintain a Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Electrical Hazard Awareness Program certification within the probationary period. Must pass pre-employment drug testing and submit to periodic drug testing as required by applicable laws. Some assignments may require weekend and/or evening work. Subject to emergency call-in.
See Job Description for Essential Duties and Qualifications.
$12.91 - $18.58 Hourly is complete Salary Range.
(Starting salary is typically at the beginning of the range depending on individual qualifications and budget authorization.)
5:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013.
(Applications/Resumes submitted by mail must be postmarked the day of the application deadline.)
CITY EMPLOYEES must submit a resume or employment application by the stated deadline.
ALL CANDIDATES SUBMITTING A RESUME SHOULD INCLUDE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
NOTE: To receive credit for college education, you must submit your college transcript with your application. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein. Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity, per Merit Rule 5.8.
The ELIGIBLE LIST established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. Individuals must apply now in order to be considered for future openings of this position. Eligible applicants will have the option of having their name withheld from consideration for specific vacancies if they choose.
To ensure consideration, CITY EMPLOYEES wishing to transfer or take a voluntary demotion for the current vacancy should indicate their interest to the Human Resources Department by completing the appropriate form by the application deadline.
According to Merit Rule 10.1(c), no CITY EMPLOYEE “shall be deemed eligible for promotional examination whose last service rating was not satisfactory.”
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment. Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment. Pre-employment drug testing required.