Arborist – City of Elmhurst

Position Summary

This full-time position involves skilled work in the operation of equipment related to trees: pruning, trimming, maintenance and removal, as well as the maintenance of City grounds. The employee is responsible for the operation of a variety of medium to heavy construction tasks and equipment. Work often requires heavy physical labor. The incumbent may serve as a lead worker in supervising semi-skilled and unskilled workers. Work is performed under the direction of the Superintendent of Forestry.

Position Qualifications

  •   High school diploma or equivalent.
  •   Valid Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement driver’s license preferred, or valid Class BCDL driver’s license with ability to obtain a Valid Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsementdriver’s license within 6 months required.
  •   Minimum two years experience in an arboricultural field. Certified Arborist licensepreferred.
  •   Minimum one year experience in the operation of medium to heavy duty vehicles andmaintenance equipment.
  •   Minimum one year experience in the proper use and handling of pesticides preferred.Current possession of State Pesticide Operator’s License, or the ability to obtain onewithin 30 days of hire.
  •   Extensive customer service experience, including the ability to deal tactfully with thepublic on sensitive issues.
  •   Must be able to respond to emergency work situations 24/7. Snow shift duties,response to emergency call-ins, availability for night, weekend, holiday, and other planned or unplanned overtime is mandatory.Salary: $25.07 – $32.51 DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Interested, qualified candidates are asked to submit a completed application and resume at Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of background check, drug screen, and physical. Deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 5PM. The City provides equal opportunity and offers reasonable accommodations in all programs and employment.

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