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Tree Trimmer

Posting Expires: Open until Filled

Salary: $33,000

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The purpose of this job is to provide expertise in pruning trees and shrubs, and removing dead limbs or trees on Parks and Recreation regulated areas.

EXAMPLES OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Operates and maintains various equipment and tools which are used for daily tree work projects.
  • Evaluates work site to determine the safest method for completing the assignment, follows all safety precautions necessary in operating equipment and climbing trees, and takes into consideration such hazards as electrical wires, or houses, cars, and people which could be harmed.
  • Some knowledge of climbing for a tree rescue in case of life threatening situations.
  • Uses aerial lift to trim trees, cleans debris from work site by removing or chipping cut limbs, and loads debris onto city vehicle for removal.
  • Remains on 24 hour call at all times in case of emergency situations.
  • Receives, and verifies vehicle maintenance log designed to monitor fuel and oil consumption, etc., and forwards to supervisor.
  • Prepares time sheet for payroll and delivers to supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 6 months tree trimming experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
    • Experience must include climbing trees.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

KNOWLEDGE  OF JOB:

Has extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the City and the various department operations and functions. Has extensive knowledge of management, human resource management, and financial practices, policies, and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.  s able to follow policies, procedures, plans and activities. Knows how to follow operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the City .Is able to follow long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency. Has some know ledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job . Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations, and equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental and sanitation operations and activities.  s able to effectively communicate and interact with management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the City as they relate to the department.  s able to assemble information. Has good technical skills. Has the ability to follow regulations, procedures, and related information.  s able to read and understand reports and related materials.

ADA REQUIREMENTS:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of job related machines and office equipment. Must be able to move or carry related objects or materials. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work.

  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, compositional or identifiable characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards)  of data, people, or things.
  • Requires the ability to communicate with people to convey or exchange professional information.
  • May require the ability to read a variety of professional, technical and administrative documentation, directions, instructions, methods and procedures. May be required to produce reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to communicate with and before others using correct English. Requires the ability to learn and understand subject matter principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision within the scope of respective job duties and tasks; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation .
  • May require the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract; multiply and divide totals; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and interpret same as may be appropriate.
  • Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.
  • Requires the ability to utilize job related equipment in the course of accomplishing job duties and tasks associated with respective primary duties.
  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
  • Requires the ability to interact with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public and elected officials) beyond giving the receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 6 months tree trimming experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
    • Experience must include climbing tree.
  • Must obtain a Class B Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 6 months of hire.
Company
City of Atlanta
Posted
10/06/2021
Type
Full time
Salary Range
$24,000.00 - 34,000.00
per Year
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Location
Atlanta, GA 30383, US