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SENIOR TREE SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Company: City of Greenville
Location: Greenville
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

SENIOR TREE SERVICE TECHNICIAN - 0820 Salary $40,747.20 - $61,131.20 Annually Location 475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC Job Type Full Time Department PUBLIC WORKS Job Number 00469 Division OPERATIONS Closing 9/11/2020 11:59 PM Eastern Job Description Brief Description of the Job
Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Trees, trims and removes trees on City property and rights-of-way, grinds stumps, installs and removes special event banners in the Central Business District (CBD), and maintains holiday lights within the trees along Main Street. Assists with special event operations as assigned. Provides after hours support during storm related emergencies to include clearing roads, rights-of-way, parks, and other City areas related to damage caused by fallen or broken trees. Utilizes heavy equipment, including bucket trucks, in the performance of job duties. On call for tree emergencies and weather related events. Job Duties Essential Functions
Prune & Remove Trees (70%): Remove and prune trees on the Citys property and rights-of-way utilizing rigging equipment and bucket trucks as necessary. Adhere to the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) 300A pruning standards. Perform tree preservation work such as plant health care, cabling and bracing, root collar excavations, and root pruning. Grind all stumps once tree removal is complete. Properly dispose of removed trees and limbs to include grinding or hauling away. Set up work zones in conjunction with SCDOT/City safety guidelines. Follow all ANSI Z133 safety requirement for arboricultural operations.

Provide Storm Related Clean-up (15%): Cleanup tree debris caused by storm related events to include the removal of trees that have fallen from City property on to roads and/or private property.

Support Special Projects (15%): Install and remove street pole banners within the central business district in accordance with the Citys special event schedule. Assist with the set-up and clean-up of special events and assist with various City related projects. Provide ongoing maintenance and replacement of lights within the trees along Main Street.

Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate Degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, or related field preferred.

Experience: Over four years of experience in bucket truck operations, tree pruning, and tree removal are required. Climbing experience preferred.

Certifications Required: ISA Certified Arborist preferred. SC Non-commercial Pesticide License Category 3 preferred.

Drivers License Required: Must have or obtain a valid South Carolina Commercial Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire. Must have or obtain a valid Class B South Carolina Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with air brake provisions within 3 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • ANSI Z133 Safety Requirements for Arboriculture Operations.
  • ANSI 300A Standards for proper tree care.
  • Rigging with ropes, blocks, lowering devices, and cranes.
  • Proper felling techniques.
  • Tree, pest, and disease identification.Ability to:
    • Read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies.
    • Deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
    • Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
    • Document work performed through work management system.
    • Rig tree parts safely to ground.
    • Assess trees for dangerous conditions such as power lines, cavities, weak attachments and downed tree pressure points.
    • Formulate work plan based on the environment of the tree removal or pruning and convey work plan to workers on site.
    • Operate the tools and equipment listed below.Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Bucket truck (CDL and non-CDL), chain saw, hand saw, front end loader, backhoe, chains, hand tools, pole saws, ropes, and lowering devices. Dump truck (CDL), skid steer, ditch witch, stump grinder, chipper, large sprayer, spider lift, and excavator. Computer and related software, phones, two-way radio, map software, and work management software.

      Working Conditions
      Primary Work Location: Outdoors.

      Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Constant exposure to mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and physical danger. Frequent exposure to chemical hazards. Occasional exposure to fire hazards. Rare exposure to explosives.

      Protective Equipment Required: Helmet, gloves, eye protection, ear protection, steel toe boots, safety vest, chainsaw chaps, bee suit, spray mask, fall harness, and climbing rope.

      Physical Demands
      Continuously requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, vision, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires foot controls, bending, crouching, and twisting. Occasionally requires fine dexterity, sitting, reaching, handling, and balancing. Rarely requires crawling. Very Heavy strength demands include exerting over 100 pounds occasionally, 50-100 pounds frequently, or from 20 up to 50 pounds constantly.

      Mental Demands
      Frequently requires time pressures, emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.

Keywords: City of Greenville, Greenville , SENIOR TREE SERVICE TECHNICIAN, Professions , Greenville, South Carolina

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