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City of Mountain View seeks Tree Trimmer III


Logo Guidelines | Mountain View, CA

The annual salary range is
$88,978 to $108,159

What’s the Role?
We’re looking for a self-motivated, safety-oriented, and diligent individual with exceptional customer service skills who enjoys working outdoors to take on the role of Tree Trimmer III in the Forestry Division of the Community Services Department. The City's Tree Trimmers perform a variety of duties including working from the ground and in a bucket truck to trim, prune, plant, grind tree stumps, drag brush, operate the chipper, install street banners, and otherwise maintain Street and City owned trees. The City’s Tree Trimmer III position is also responsible for the daily performance and on-going training for the Tree Trimmer I/II positions. If you are looking to make a positive impact in a skilled maintenance and customer service role, this position is for you! Review our detailed job description here.

The Essentials Tree Trimmer III

  • Three years of increasingly responsible tree maintenance experience.
  • Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade supplemented by courses in arboriculture, pesticide management, or a related field, plus completion of City’s or college-level supervisory training course prior to or within two years of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid Class B California Driver License.
  • Possession of a valid Class A California Driver License may be required in some assignments.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate may be required by the position.

Bonus Points:
Tree Worker Climber Specialist Certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Arborist Certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

What You’ll Do

  • Operate small power equipment and hand tools to cut and trim trees on City streets and in City parks.
  • Safely and efficiently load brush, logs, and leaves into trucks.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of tree identification and tree maintenance practices.
  • Maintain tree trimming equipment, including chain saws and hand saws.
  • Oversee the completion and sharing work orders for all work performed on a daily basis.
  • Assist in the inspection of priority tree service requests.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of individualized training programs for the Tree Trimmer I/II’s.
  • Engage with the public regarding tree work.

APPLY  NOW!
Submit your application and resume online at calopps.org or to the Human Resources Department; City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.

Please provide a valid email address on your application. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. This recruitment may close at any time. Depending on the number of applicants this process may be altered.

 

City of Mountain View seeks Tree Trimmer I & II


Logo Guidelines | Mountain View, CA

TREE TRIMMER I
$73,039 to $88,800 Annually

TREE TRIMMER II
$80,631 to $97,991 Annually

What's the Role: We’re looking for a self-motivated, safety-oriented, and diligent individual with exceptional customer service skills who enjoys working outdoors to take on the role of Tree Trimmer I/II in the Forestry Division of the Community Services Department. The City's Tree Trimmers perform a variety of duties including working from the ground and in the bucket truck to trim, prune, plant, grind tree stumps, drag brush, operate the chipper, install street banners, and otherwise maintain Street and City owned trees. This position may be filled as a Tree Trimmer I or Tree Trimmer II, depending on the qualifications of finalists. If you are looking to make a positive impact in a skilled maintenance and customer service role, this position is for you! Review our detailed job description here.

The Essentials Tree Trimmer I

  • One year of park or landscape maintenance experience.
  • Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License.
  • Ability to obtain a valid California Class B Driver License within 6 months of appointment may be required.

Tree Trimmer II

  • Two years of experience performing duties comparable to that of a Tree Trimmer I.
  • Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License.
  • Ability to obtain a valid California Class B Driver License within 6 months of appointment. Class A Driver License may be required of some assignments.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Qualified Applicators Certificate from California Department of Pesticide
  • Regulation may be required of the position.

Bonus Points:
Tree Worker Climber Specialist Certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

What You’ll Do

  • Operate small power equipment and hand tools to cut and trim trees on City streets and in City parks.
  • Safely and efficiently load brush, logs, and leaves into trucks.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of tree identification and tree maintenance practices.
  • Maintain tree trimming equipment, including chain saws and hand saws.
  • Engage with the public regarding tree work.

APPLY NOW!
Submit your application and resume online at calopps.org or to the Human Resources Department; City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.

Please provide a valid email address on your application. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. This recruitment may close at any time. Depending on the number of applicants this process may be altered.

City of Burlingame seeks Tree Worker


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DEFINITION
To perform a variety of skilled work involving the trimming, removal, installation, and general maintenance of trees; to operate and maintain all tree maintenance equipment; and to perform related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the journey level class in the Tree Maintenance class series. Positions in this class perform duties requiring greater skill and experience. All positions assigned to the class require the ability to exercise judgment and initiative, and to direct the activities of lower-level staff in tree maintenance operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Parks Supervisor. Lead supervision is also provided by the Tree Lead Worker.
Exercises technical or functional supervision over lower level and less experienced personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Climbs trees using ladders and climbing equipment or works from bucket of an aerial lift truck boom to perform tree maintenance tasks, pruning, limb removal, or line clearing.
  • Establishes safe work zones and adheres to safe work practices including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Directs the work of the immediate support crew in a safe and effective manner.
  • Operates all types of tree maintenance equipment such as aerial lift trucks, chainsaws, brush chippers, sprayers, stump grinders, or other tools and equipment.
  • Keeps records of work performed, including damage to property.
  • Assists in the training and supervision of lower-level staff.
  • Maintains tree maintenance equipment.
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public regarding tree maintenance work and explains City tree policies.
  • Confers with Tree Lead Worker to plan, review work projects, and make suggestions to better implement the work program.
  • Performs the duties of the Tree Lead Worker in his/her absence.
  • Responds to emergency calls outside of normal work hours as required.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position)

Knowledge of: Materials, equipment and methods used in care, trimming and removal of trees; tree planting, and maintenance methods; pruning standards of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Principles of training. Safety measures relating to the pruning, removal and general maintenance of trees in populated areas.

Ability to: Direct activities of immediate subordinates; perform manual labor; monitor supplies and materials; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; set up safe work sites in traffic, learn the geography of the city; work cooperatively with other City crews; establish and sustain work routines. Perform aerial rescues. Perform high climbing and pruning work in City trees. Pass annual training and perform First Aid and CPR.

Skills: Ability to safely and efficiently operate aerial lifts, brush chippers, tractors and implements, spray rigs, front end loader, blower, chain saws, stumpers and cutters, gas pole saw, hydraulic tools, shop tools, limb lowering devices. Rig trees for safe and efficient high climbing.

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience: Sufficient education and experience to perform the above duties efficiently. Typically, this is obtained through achievement of Certified Tree Worker status, and equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in tree care work.

License/Certificates: Possession of valid 'Class C' California Motor Vehicle Operators License; Certified Tree Worker Certificate (ISA) and Certified Line Clearance certificate within one year of appointment; and First aid and CPR certificate within one year of appointment.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Ability to: Perform manual labor, including bending, crouching, stooping, squatting, standing and walking for long periods of time; climb into confined spaces; climb ladders; lift up to 55 pounds, twist upper body; remain calm in emergency situations; respond to emergencies after normal working hours; work outdoors during extreme weather conditions; read and understand English, including the ability to communicate instructions to employees and answer questions from citizens; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and sufficient vision, hearing and stamina to perform the above job duties; enter and exit large and tall vehicles. Click Here for the Full Job Description

Benefits
The City of Burlingame offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The monthly salary range for this position is $6,303.22 - $7,640.78.

This position is part of the AFSCME Maintenance Local 829 Memorandum of Understanding. For a more detailed overview of the benefits available for this position, please refer to the AFSCME Maintenance Unit MOU located on the City of Burlingame's website www.burlingame.org (Departments/Human Resources/Labor Agreements/AFSCME 829
 
A brief summary includes:
BENEFITS

  • Retirement: CalPERS 2.5% at 55 for Classic members and 2.0% at 62 for New members; Classic members contribute 1.5% of the City’s contribution to CalPERS retirement via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis
  • Health Insurance: Choice of CalPERS Medical plans. City pays up to 92.5% of medical premium of most medical plans
  • City contribution to Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Dental and Vision for employee and dependents
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance plan pays 60% of monthly salary ($3,500 max)
  • Term life insurance policy in the amount of $75,000
  • Vacation leave of 10 days for the first 4 years and increases with years of service
  • Fourteen paid holidays per year (includes 2 floating holidays)
  • Sick Leave:  12 days per year
  • Deferred Compensation: City contributes $45 per pay period matching contribution to a 457 plan
  • Section 125 Flex Benefit: Un-reimbursed Medical and Child Care
  • Transportation Incentive Program
  • Reduced fee for City Recreation fitness classes
  • Employee Assistance Program

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Department of Forestry & Fire Protection seeks Forester Aide - General


California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection | CAL FIRE

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Forester III (Deputy Chief - Reforestation Services), the Forestry  Aide regularly performs subprofessional work related to the Cone, Seed, and Nursery operations at the Lewis A. Moran (L.A. Moran) Reforestation Center. Duties include, but not limited to: 

  • Assists with cone collection, seed processing, and laboratory work. *Assist with cone sampling, 
    working in a physically demanding environment, in rough/uneven terrain, with harsh weather to 
    collect cones. *Performs cone cutting tests, turning cone sacks, preparation of cones for drying 
    via solar or kiln drying, tumbling cones for seed extraction, and spent cone handling. 

  • Processes seed to include screening, dewinging, upgrading with air separation equipment, 
    hand cleaning, and other methods as required for all species at the Center. *Operates 
    equipment associated with cone and seed processing including forklift, tumbler, kiln, dewinger, 
    screen machines, x-ray and monitor, air separators, balances, bander, air compressors, 
    generators, and other equipment. *Conducts monitoring and keeps detailed records of cone and 
    seed processes to include measuring seed moisture content, drying of seeds, seed per pound 
    calculations, purity percentages, calculating germination percentages, and preparing seeds for 
    long term storage and or/shipping. *Provides direction to crews from the California Conservation 
    Corps and/or Conservation camps as needed for seed processing activities. 

  • Assists with nursery and facility operations. *Assist with seed stratification, sowing, irrigation, 
    germination counts, moving seedlings from greenhouses to shadehouses, seedling thinning, 
    equipment maintenance and sanitization, data entry and quality control, seedling lifting and 
    assisting customers with seedling pick up. *Contributes to upkeep of seed orchard, landscaping, 
    and facility and grounds maintenance as needed. *Provides direction to crews from the 
    California Conservation Corps and/or Conservation camps as needed for nursery activities.
  • Other job-related duties as required to support to mission of the Department and the Program, that may include emergency-related assignments commensurate with experience and training.

Job Qualifications and/or conditions of employment

  • The incumbent typically is required to perform psychologically stressful and/or physically demanding duties 
    consistent with firefighting, disaster response, and emergency medical response dependent on training and 
    situational need. 
  • May be required to wear respiratory protection equipment, including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus – (SCBA). 
  • The use of such equipment may place a physiological burden on the incumbent that varies with the type of 
    equipment used, the job and workplace conditions in which the equipment is used, and the medical condition of the incumbent. As such, Cal OSHA requires that the incumbent be annually medically cleared to be fit-tested for 
    respiratory protection equipment. This clearance process consists of a comprehensive medical evaluation including a review of the incumbent’s medical history, a complete physical examination, and vision, hearing, spirometry, and exercise treadmill tests. 
  • Duties involve field work requiring physical performance calling for above-average ability, endurance, and superior condition, including occasional demand for extraordinarily strenuous activities in emergencies, under adverse environmental conditions, and over extended periods of time; requires running, walking difficult climbing, jumping, twisting, bending, and lifting over 25 pounds; and the pace of work is typically set by the emergency situation. 
  • Obtains training and maintains qualifications and certificates to operate all nursery equipment required, which 
    includes receiving trainings from the Department in accordance with CalOSHA policies and procedures on how to safely operate a forklift. 
  • May be subject to working nights, weekends, or holidays in support of emergency incidents or program operational needs. Extended travel away from assigned headquarters may be required, locally or statewide, and may involve overnight stays, up to 10% of the time. 
  • Overtime may be available depending on operational need.

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