This is skilled work maintaining trees and other vegetation along streets, in parks, and on other public property. Work includes planting, pruning, treatment, and removal of trees and other vegetation using accepted industry standards. Work may include leading and guiding others. Work assigned by Park Forester. Arborist is expected to exercise independent judgment based on the general objectives of the supervisor. Work is reviewed by observation at the work site, by inspection of completed work, and by review of work records.
High school graduation or equivalent and one year paid experience involving principles and practices of arboriculture; OR equivalent combination of paid work experience and closely related education. Use of aerial lifts and/or rope and saddle equipment preferred. ISA certification preferred.
Necessary Special Qualifications:
Possession of a valid Wisconsin Class A CDL without air brake restrictions OR pass the required Class A CDL written exams and obtain a Class A CDL without restrictions on air brakes within 1 year of hire.
Driving record that meets County standards. Possession of or ability to acquire Class 3.0 Pesticide Applicator License.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Prunes trees in parks, along city streets, or on other public property using various means including aerial lifts, rope and saddle, and from the ground.
Removes dead and hazardous trees on public property.
Plants trees along city streets, in parks, and other public areas.
Performs cabling and bracing work on trees.
Performs injections of ash for emerald ash borer control.
Operates a variety of tools and equipment following instructions and safety standards to inspect and maintain plants.Equipment used may include aerial lift, log loader, chipper, chain saws, stump grinder, and tractors.
Provides guidance to seasonal employees regarding safety practices, methods of operating and setting up equipment, and proper pruning and removing techniques.
Handles equipment breakdowns in a way that minimizes downtime and maximizes remaining equipment and personnel.
Records work related information including work assigned and accomplished, materials used, time-keeping, etc.
Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
Participates in establishing professional development goals that are supportive of broader County goals.
Performs other related work as required.
Starting hourly wage: $24.65 – $ 27.61