Career Opportunity Available

POSITION: Crew Worker – Forestry Maintenance Division
DATE: February 24, 2022
DEPARTMENT: Public Services
REPORTS TO: Forestry and Parks Superintendent
PAY GRADE: $25.96/ hour   ($53,996.29/annually)

Position Purpose:  

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an arborist within the Forestry Division. The successful applicant will have the ability to perform all general tree care procedures (removals, pruning, cabling/bracing, etc.), be able to apply standard aerial lift operations on most trees and will be able to remove debris, chip brush and perform worksite cleanup. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience with all tree equipment used to complete work safely – chainsaws, pole/hand saws, chippers, pole pruners, saddles, ropes, etc. The successful candidate will be able to maintain all climbing gear and tree care equipment in safe, working order to ensure safe, efficient and high-quality tree work. 

Supervision Exercised: 


Essential Functions:

  • Operate and perform forestry work in a fully extended aerial lift truck.
  • Climbing and rigging to remove or prune public trees.
  • Plan and maintain a safe work site.
  • Participate in the full range of Public Services operations, including street and park maintenance, snow removal, and water and sewer maintenance and repair.

Environmental Factors:

The work environment generally includes the outdoors, operating a vehicle and working in a garage setting. The noise level is occasionally loud. The environment includes inclement weather conditions, working in high traffic areas, working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to high levels of noise for an extended period of time, and exposure to chemicals, fumes or disagreeable odors.

Physical Requirements:

Occasionally required to sit; use hands to touch, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Frequently required to stand, walk, lift, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth and the ability to adjust focus. Occasionally works at heights/depths of 75 feet above or below ground.

Position Requirements:

  • At least three years of relevant work experience in forestry maintenance functions.
  • Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Illinois motor vehicle driver’s license, and possess or be able to obtain an Illinois Class B-CDL air brake endorsement within 6 months of hire. Both licenses must be maintained at all times during the course of employment with the Village. 
  • Certified Arborist license a plus.
  • Must be available for emergency call-in duty on an overtime basis; this position is subject to 24-hour availability, 7 days per week, including weekends and holidays.


  • Becomes familiar with and observes all applicable safety and security policies/procedures
  • Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor
  • Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately
  • Recommends improvements to safety and security practices
  • Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices


The position offers competitive health, dental and vision insurance benefits with Vacation, Sick, and Paid Holiday time included.  The Village offers two deferred compensation plans as well as a post-employment health plan (PEHP). This position participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).  


The selection process includes an application process, interview process, background check and post offer physical and drug screening. The position is open until filledThe position is expected to be filled as soon as the interview process and background checks are completed.

Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and a cover letter to the Village of Hinsdale, Village Manager’s Office, Attn: Human Resources, 19 E. Chicago Hinsdale, IL 60521, e-mail:

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