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Parks Tree Trimmer

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $21.73 - $26.47 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0340-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem Public Works Department is seeking to hire a Tree Trimmer to perform work in the care and pruning of shade trees along City streets and parks. This position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks including the climbing of trees, using rope and saddle to work at considerable heights, and operating an aerial lift truck and other power equipment used in the pruning and removal of trees and stumps, and in the planting of trees.

The qualified candidate will have demonstrated work experience as both a ground hand in part of a crew as well as the climber, knowledge of tree biology and landscaping maintenance; use of tools, equipment, and application of pesticides; and the ability to follow all safety regulations and practices regarding tree maintenance.

The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check and drug test (including marijuana).
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have an Oregon Commercial Driver's license, or ability to obtain within six months of hire date, and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • High school diploma or GED supplemented by training or courses in arboriculture and three years progressively responsible experience including work as both the ground hand on a tree crew as well as the climber, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job duties.
  • Must be a certified arborist or able to obtain re-certification for employment.
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist certification, or the ability to obtain a certification within six months.
  • Flagger certification, current first aid and CPR certification preferred.
Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Tree Trimmer or view by clicking here .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2021-03-29 Expires: 2021-04-30

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