Seasonal Forestry Worker

Title:                           Seasonal Forestry Worker

Department:              Public Works

Hiring Range:          $22.59 per hour (approximate) depending on qualifications

Closing Date:            Open until filled.

Description of Primary Purpose

Assist the City Forester with forestry-related programs including administration of parkway tree planting & maintenance programs, code enforcement, tree health monitoring programs (Dutch Elm Disease and Emerald Ash Borer), and tree inventory and database management.

The Seasonal Forestry Worker performs work in the following primary areas:

  • Assists Forestry Section staff with the enforcement of City Codes relating to trees and shrubs. Inspects and responds to requests from the public.
  • Systematically canvasses the City for dead, diseased or hazardous trees. Performs minor pruning tasks with hand tools for visual clearance.
  • Conducts follow up inspections on contracted tree planting, pruning, and removals, and grounds maintenance programs.
  • Establish new landscape installations and nursery propagation by monitoring watering needs or other factors.
  • Collects information needed to keep the computerized street tree inventory current.
  • Performs mailings, files documents and performs other office work as required. 
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Qualification Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent is required. Coursework in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, or a related field preferred; ISA Certified Arborist preferred.

Minimum of one year working experience in forestry-related field, including a combination of office and field work. A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted in lieu of this experience. A valid driver’s license is required.

Work Environment

Outside work may be required to be performed under all climatic conditions: rain, snow, wind, high temperatures and humidity. Under most field conditions, the noise level will be modest to high. During office work, noise level will be low to moderate.

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