Tree Trimmer I

Hiring Organization: City of Grand Rapids
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Application Deadline: March 26, 2019

Nature of Work

This is semiskilled work in the care and maintenance of city-owned trees. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Forestry Supervisor and continuing guidance of a higher level tree trimmer. The employee may be expected to give guidance and direction to less experienced employees.

Minimum Training and Experience

Completion of high school and three years of experience in grounds keeping activities, especially with regard to trimming trees; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Other Necessary Qualifications

Possession of a valid Michigan "A" class CDL with the ability to obtain an "N" endorsement by the end of the probationary period.
 
Please Note:  You must be able to pass the performance test, which is to Demonstrate climbing ability without spurs by climbing a 75 ft tree; set up own line, using proper safety harness and rope tying techniques.

THIS IS A SAFETY-SENSITIVE POSITION SUBJECT TO THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) RANDOM DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM. A DOT WAIVER FORM MUST BE COMPLETED WHEN AN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.

Other Information 

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Salary Range - 12A
Examination Parts:
Performance Test - 100%

A CLIMBING TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.

To Apply:

Please click the "Apply" button below or click the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/2281557/tree-trimmer-i?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

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