Certified Tree Climber job

City of RockvilleRockville, MD
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Company Description

The city of Rockville is a Maryland and one of America’s small cities. It is a highly educated, business-friendly, and prominent Biomed and technological region worldwide. Present near Washington D.C., it is a place where people and governments strive to maintain warmth that hometown connotes. Rockville is regarded as the best place to live by Money Magazine in 2018. It ranked 9th among the happiest cities to work for by CareerBliss.com and the most culturally diverse city in America, according to WalletHub report 2018. Rockville is a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat, Sustainable Maryland Certified Community, and is awarded by the College Green Gardens. Employees at the City of Rockville receive health insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plans. It offers jobs for Afterschool Director, Certified Tree Climber, Class Instructor, Facilities Maintenance Trades Worker, Fitness Class Instructor, Lifeguard, Planning Technician, and more.

Job Description

Job Summary

This position is responsible for performing intermediate skilled position responsible for tree maintenance for City facilities, parks, and rights of way. The working conditions can be dangerous with the incumbents using rope and saddle and climbing trees to heights which could exceed 100 feet. The work has standardized practices and procedures and is subject to general supervisory review.

Essential Job Functions

* Inspects on a daily basis all personal equipment including ropes, saddle, and saws, etc.
* Performs pruning in accordance with industry standard, American National Standard A300 (ANSI).
* Complies with ANSI Z133.l for tree care operations.
* Removes dead, dying, or hazardous trees from parks, facility grounds, and rights of way.
* Rigs hazardous trees for removal using ropes, block and tackle and pulleys.
* Uses and maintains a variety of equipment including aerial lift truck, dump truck, chipper, backhoe, chain saws and various hand tools.
* Inspects aerial lift truck prior to operation.
* Ascends trees using rope and saddle to heights which could exceed 100 feet.
* Assists other crews in pruning, chipping, and brush and storm damage cleanup.
* Quickly and efficiently cleans up tree debris after storm related events working in all weather conditions.
* Assists with special events as requested.
* Inspects occasionally work of contractors for compliance with the contract.
* Completes work orders.
* Assists other crews as needed, i.e., mowing. Leaf collection, flower installation, and general parks maintenance.
* Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

High school degree; and three (3) years of progressively responsible work in in the tree care industry; plus experience climbing, using a rope, and saddling; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Qualifications:

ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist. Possession of, or ability to obtain a motor vehicle class CDL operator's license as issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles (or an equivalent license issued by the employee's state of residence) within 30 days of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The work is very heavy work, which requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

* Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
* Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
* Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
* Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand
* Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
* Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
* Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
* Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
* Visual Acuity 4: Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.

Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

TASKS

  • Operate shredding and chipping equipment, and feed limbs and brush into the machines.
  • Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools.
  • Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, or clear branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.
  • Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and equipment.

SKILLS

  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • MonitoringMonitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem SolvingIdentifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operation MonitoringWatching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • MechanicalKnowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

City of Rockville

Type

Government

Size

Medium

Location

229 Broadway St. E.Rockville, MN, 56369

Industry

General Government Administration

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