The Village of Lombard is seeking a Forestry Technician in the Urban Landscaping & Forestry Division of Public Works to perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks and equipment operation work in the trimming, removal and planting of trees and shrubs on Village-owned property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works. Duties include: maintenance and removal of trees including properly installing rigging and equipment as needed and adhering to safety standards. Respond to emergency work situations 24 hours a day, which include but not limited to: plowing or salting streets, assist in repairing water main breaks, storm damage, etc. under the guidance of responsible crew. Operates equipment such as chipper, large front-end loader, snow plow, dump truck, aerial lift, etc. Assists in the maintenance of equipment, including routine field adjustments and repairs. Comply with all personal safety rules and regulations, both written and verbal as instructed by the supervisor or other governing agencies. Ability to use various computer applications where necessary.
The successful candidate must be able to carry, lift, push, pull or drag objects up to 50 pounds and on a frequent and/or continuous basis. Candidates must have the ability to respond to emergency after hour call-outs, including on holidays and weekends. Candidates must demonstrate appropriate and effective communication skills, and the ability to carry out all tasks in a safe and professional manner.
The position requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. and three to five years of experience in forestry or related field is strongly preferred; or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the work. A valid State of Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brakes and Tanker endorsements is also required upon hire or within (3) three months of date of hire. Ability to earn within (12) twelve months of date of hire the International Society of Arboriculture Arborist Certification, State of Illinois Pesticide Operator License, Flagger Certification.
Starting salary is $56,763. Send application and resume by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021 at: Village of Lombard, 255 E. Wilson, Lombard, IL 60148 of via email firstname.lastname@example.org.