Salary - $28.84 - $31.18 Hourly
Parks - Jefferson Horticultural Center, 1600 S. Dakota Street, Seattle, WA 98108,
Job Type - Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Department - Seattle Parks & Recreation Department
Job Number - 2019-01000
- 7/9/2019 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism.
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is currently seeking Tree Trimmers to join our Natural Resources Unit. With over 400 parks and 6200 areas of park land, our Tree Trimmers play a key role in maintaining our urban forest and in helping Parks enhance ecological preservation and environmental sustainability. The SPR mission is to work with all citizens to be good stewards of our environment, and to provide safe and welcoming opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. We highly value diversity and excellent customer service.
Under general supervision, this position will perform tree tasks to maintain the health and condition of the urban forest to provide a safe environment, reduce risks related to trees, protect and preserve the urban forest canopy for park users. The most competitive candidates for this position will have an ISA Arborist Certification, a passion for preserving and caring for trees and experience working with storm damaged trees and hazard tree felling.
- Participates in the work of a tree crew.
- Prunes, and removes green belt, arterial, park, and street trees to provide public safety and maintain healthy trees.
- Climbs trees of varying heights using rope, saddles, spurs, ladders, or aerial hydraulic lift truck in order to safely prune or remove trees.
- Fells trees and salvages fallen timber, removes trees and stumps.
- Responds to emergency calls to remove damaged sections or entire trees.
- Maintains, inspects, and operates a variety of equipment such as hydraulic aerial lift trucks, hand and power saws, compressors, wood chippers, winches, blowers, and stump cutters.
- Weeds tree pits; fertilizes, waters, and prunes young trees; sprays or injects trees for insects, diseases or weed control.
- Evaluates tree health for potential hazard to property and public safety.
- ArcGIS Applications for Tree Inventory data collection.
- Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned
One-year experience in urban forestry, landscape maintenance, tree farming, or tree trimming which involves the use of safety harnesses, climbing equipment, aerial hydraulic lift trucks, rigging, and chain saws and includes the application of arboricultural practices, proper pruning methods, and related safety practices (combinations of education, training, and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
- Three years of experience working as in the arboriculture industry as a Tree Trimmer
- ISA Certified Arborist
- Ability to use Microsoft Office tools, ArcGIS, online timecard entry systems and iPhone
- Experience working with storm damaged trees
- CDL Class A or B with airbrake restrictions removed
- Knowledge of the methods and equipment used in pruning and removing trees
- Knowledge of and adherence to various American National Standards Institute (ANSI) industry standards and applicable Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for tree care
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Required to stand, walk, climb trees, or bend for extended periods. Frequently required to lift objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds. May require handling or working with toxic/hazardous substances. Required to work outdoors in all types of weather. Required to be on-call at all times in case of emergencies. Required to work at varying heights and within legal/safe distances to electrical hazards and with the possible dangers of falling. Required to operate machinery and equipment with extreme caution, including hydraulic aerial lift trucks, wood chippers, stump cutters, winches, chainsaws, and handsaws.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Current Washington State Driver's License
- Current First Aid/CPR card
- Flagging/Traffic Control card
- Pesticide Operator's License and Commercial Drivers' License (CDL and Flagging) required within 6 months of employment
- Familiarity with State and Federal regulations regarding tree trimming is required
A current "FULL" driving abstract from the Department of Licensing must be submitted with your application by the closing date for consideration in this process. Candidates with driving history that does not meet our current safety standards will be disqualified from consideration.
DRIVING POINTS SYSTEM
0 POINTS – PARKING TICKETS
1 POINT EACH – Any moving violation, collision, stop sign, defective equipment, speeding, seat belt, failure to signal, cell phone, etc. – any and all moving violations
4 POINTS EACH – Suspended license, negligent driving, reckless driving, racing.
5 POINTS EACH – Hit & Run, Vehicular Assault, DUI/DWI or other Alcohol-related offense.
*If your total score is more than 3 points in the last 5 years, you may not be considered for employment in a position that requires driving.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a driving history review.
SPR's Core Competencies:
Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making, and promoting high quality standards.
Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.
Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.
Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.
Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: http://www.seattle.gov/jobs/benefits.asp
Do you have one year experience in urban forestry, landscape maintenance, tree farming, or tree trimming which involves the use of safety harnesses, climbing equipment, aerial hydraulic lift trucks, rigging, and chain saws and includes the application of arboricultural practices, proper pruning methods, and related safety practices (combinations of education, training, and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability)?
Do you have a current Washington State Driver's License?
* Required Question
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