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Forestry Worker

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: College Station
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionUnder supervision of the Operations Supervisor, the Forestry Worker performs tasks customarily associated with professional arboriculture and provides support to all aspects of forestry operations. iThis includes but is not limited to tree pruning, ornamental and shade tree pruning, tree planting, tree and trimming, tree removal, equipment operation, iright of wayi maintenance and other necessary remedial care and/or maintenance.Principal DutiesiPerform tree planting and maintenance throughout the Cityis properties to include, planting, pruning and removal of trees on public land including parks, trails, cemetery, and along public rights-of-way.iPerform skilled maintenance of trees including staking, cabling and mulching of younger trees, trimming/pruning for clearance of vegetation impeding vehicle and/or pedestrians utilizing small bucket truck and/or tree climbing equipment as necessary. iApply low-toxicity pesticides as necessary using tree injection, soil French, backpack sprayer, and root feeder application equipment.Conduct field assessment of public trees safety conditions; identify potential safety issues or diseased trees in need of trimming and/or removal; recommend and implement the removal of dead or hazardous wood and/or trees as necessary.Assist in preparing for special events when needed.iInspect vehicles and equipment daily to insure they are in safe operating condition.Perform other duties as assigned.iQualificationsiRequired:ii i iiHigh school diploma or GED equivalentPossess and maintain a valid State of Texas Class B CDL, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment. Available to work weeknds, evenings and holidays. Strong manual dexterity skills to operate maintenance tools including but not limited to chain saws, hand saws, pole and hand pruners, push spreaders, and pesticide sprayers. Ability to perform essential duties in an environment that entails a variety of weather conditions and extreme temperatures; work at various above ground height levels; frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing, and pushing/pulling; physically lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; and the ability to operate and work from a bucket truck.Preferred: iiiii1-2 years experience in tree maintenance and removal. Knowledge of techniques and safety aspects of performing tree work from a rope and saddle. ISA Certified Arborist. Knowledge of Forestry ANSI policies.

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, College Station , Forestry Worker, Other , College Station, Texas

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