TREE SERVICE TECHNICIAN II
Company: City of Greenville
Posted on: November 23, 2020
TREE SERVICE TECHNICIAN II - 0920 Salary $33,841.60 - $49,920.00
Annually Location 475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC Job Type Full
Time Department PUBLIC WORKS Job Number 00471 Division TREE
SERVICE/MAINTENANCE Max Number of Applicants 100 Closing 11/27/2020
11:59 PM Eastern Job Description Brief Description of the Job
Assists in performing tree services operations such as stump
removal, tree removal, tree pruning and trimming. Assists with
removal of trees on City property and the disposal of all debris.
Responsible for the installation of the Citys holiday light
displays. Installs and removes City street pole banners. Cleans up
tree debris and removes trees that have fallen on roads and/or
private property. Supports special events and other specialized
activities. On call for tree emergencies and weather related
Job Duties Essential Functions
Remove and Prune Trees (70%): Assist Senior Tree Tech with the set
up and cleanup of each job site. Assist with rigging of tree parts
and safety and security of jobsite. Assist with the removal of
trees on City property and the disposal of all debris. Assist in
performing stump removal, tree pruning and trimming. Operate chain
saws, etc., to service trees including remove branches. Chip
branches or load into dump truck after removing from tree. Perform
all tree care operations following ANSI Z133. Clean-up work area.
Maintain equipment when needed. Perform preventative maintenance on
tree servicing equipment.
Provide Storm Related Clean-up (15%): Clean up tree debris caused
by storm related events to include removing trees that have fallen
from City property on to roads and/or private property.
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.
Experience: Over two years of experience in operating heavy
equipment, tree care operations, or horticulture.
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
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Rigging practices with rope, blocks, cranes and lowering
- ANSI Z133 Safety Requirements for Arboriculture
- ANSI 300a Standards for proper tree care.Ability to:
- Read basic communication using common two or three syllable
- Perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division).
- Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object,
and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
- Take direction from Sr. Tree Tech to rig tree parts safely to
- Properly prune young trees from the ground.
- Assist in small pruning jobs by running bucket truck and making
- Operating the tools and equipment listed below.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Bucket trucks (CDL and
non-CDL), chain saws, hand saws, front end loaders, backhoes,
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.
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, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, fire
hazards, explosives, and physical danger or abuse. Rare exposure to
Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, safety vest, ear
plugs or ear muffs, steel-toed boots, chainsaw chaps, gloves, seat
belts, safety belts (harness), and hard hat.
Continuously requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying,
sitting, reaching, handling, kneeling, crawling, pushing/pulling,
climbing, vision, balancing, bending, crouching, hearing, twisting,
and talking. Very heavy strength demands include exerting over 100
pounds occasionally, 50-100 pounds frequently, or from 20 up to 50
Frequently requires time pressures, irregular schedule/overtime,
working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting
work, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires
emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, and performing
multiple tasks simultaneously.
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