Forestry Worker – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

 Job Title:  Forestry Worker Job Code:  613
 Business Unit:  Natural Resources / Grounds Management Compensation: $42,238 – $56,316FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
 Manager Title:  Grounds Maintenance Foreman Last Date Reviewed:  May 8, 2019

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Job Purpose
This position manages district trees and shrubs in order to provide safe and aesthetically pleasing areas for recreation and to promote natural area conservation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Perform tree removal and storm damage remediation
* Perform nursery management to plant and harvest trees and shrubs in
nursery, and plant health care
* Assess and trim trees for hazards, structural integrity, and tree health
* Plant trees and shrubs annuallyAssist with prescribed burns, remove
* invasive species, and cultivate native plants
* Perform turf restorationPerform tree inventories, including diagnose
* hazard tree, monitor disease and insects, and keep record
* Assist with public relations events
* Perform other duties as required 
Education and Experience Required
Related Experience:  Two (2) years of arboricultural experience,
equipment operation, and tree care including climbing; or equivalent
combination of training and experience. 
Special training or other license, certification, etc.:   Aerial Lift
Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification, Stihl Chainsaw Safety and
Maintenance Certification; ability to obtain an Illinois Department of
Agriculture Pesticide Operator’s License within six (6) months of employment; ability to obtain ISA Arborist Certification within one (1) year of
employment; ability to obtain Midwest Ecological Prescribed Burn
Certification or equivalent within 2 years of employment; ability to
obtain a Class A(CDL) Commercial Driver’s License (with air brakes and
tanker endorsements) within six (6) months of employment. Valid
driver’s license required. 
Knowledge Of:  Tree worker safety standards including ANSI climbing,
pruning, and planting standards; turf science and culture; management
practices used in arboricultural industry; equipment used for integrated pest management, fertilization, trimming, pruning, and removing trees; methods and practices used in the pruning and planting of nursery stock;use and operation of equipment and tools used in tree maintenance and nursery work; office word processing, database, and spreadsheet
software packages.
Skills In:  Climbing trees using modern techniques and equipment for
removal of tree limbs, rigging, and felling of entire tree; operation and
maintenance of chain saws, pole saws, tractors, augers, ropes, saddles,
irrigation equipment, spray equipment, various tractor implements, tree spades, chippers, stump grinders, and aerial lift trucks and hydraulic
booms; identification of trees, shrubs, insects, and diseases; use of GPS
and GIS.
Disclaimer: This description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the job.

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