Tree Service Worker
Company: City of Toledo
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Tree Service Worker
Tree Service Worker
$49,131.68 - $51,717.12 Annually
Under general supervision performs work of moderate difficulty in the trimming and removing of trees during regular working hours and emergency overtime call-outs (nighttime, ice storms, snowstorms, wind storms, etc.) in and around high voltage wires, houses, and other obstacles; plants and maintains trees on public property; performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Services trees by utilizing the skills and knowledge of climbing using safety saddles, ropes, safety belt, spurs, and by operating and utilizing aerial tower equipment in and around high voltage wires
Prunes, trims, braces, and cables trees
Traces and paints tree wounds
Determines safest and most efficient method of removing limbs and felling trees
Ropes and lowers large limbs to ground in safe manner
Fells trees, cuts logs, loads and unloads logs and brush
Prepares trees for planting, digs holes, and plants, waters, stakes, wraps, mulches, fertilizes, and sprays trees in public areas
Loads and unloads small trees from trucks and trailers
Uses a variety of hand and power tools and equipment such as chain saws, sprayers, power augers, chippers, loaders, tree spades, hydraulic pruners, backhoes, trucks, and aerial tower equipment
Assists in setting up displays for various Forestry, Arts Commission and Toledo Botanical Gardens programs and functions such as Toledo Festival of the Arts, Autumn Celebrations, etc.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Tree trimming, tree treatment, and tree removal methods and techniques
The hazards and safety precautions of the work
Rigging and roping methods
Tree varieties and properties or characteristics of each type of tree
Tree planting methods and techniques
Aerial rescue techniques and procedures
The use of tools and equipment of the trade
Climbing and performing tree work safely in high and hazardous locations, such as around high voltage wires.
Work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Use hand and power tools and special equipment
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, superiors, vendor representatives and clients.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Ability to read at the 10th grade reading level
Two (2) years of experience in the care and maintenance of trees utilizing aerial tower equipment and by climbing
Successful completion of an approved, certification in a tree trimmer training program may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement. The successful completion of an Associate's Degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, or a related field may be substituted for the requisite two (2) years of experience.
Must obtain a temporary permit for a Class A Commercial Driver's License without restriction as to the operation of vehicles with air brakes upon appointment and must obtain valid license by completion of probationary period.
Must be able to properly lift objects weighing up to approximately ninety (90) lbs.
Must be a certified Line Clearance Tree Trimmer within one year of appointment.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
The physical demands described within this job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In this position, the employee will occasionally stand, sit and walk. This employee will frequently lift, push, pull, carry, climb and/or move up to 50-100 pounds. Frequent stooping, kneeling, crawling and crouching may occur with this position. Speaking and listening are constant essential functions of this position.
The work environment described within this job description will be encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In this position, the work is predominately outside. This employee will frequently handle simple and power grasping chainsaws, bucket operation and speed loaders. The noise level in the work environment is very loud. This employee will be exposed to dust and fumes, poor ventilation, gases and other toxic/caustic chemicals frequently.
If you need assistance or an accommodation, or if you have questions about completing the online application, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (419) 245-1500.
Class Code: Tree Service Worker (3611)
The City of Toledo provides excellent health and retirement benefits for its employees.
The City of Toledo is a self-funded medical plan provider that offers a broad network of health services options for its employees. The City also offers a multi-tiered prescription drug plan and dental and vision care services.
Employees are required to pay a monthly premium depending on the employee's selection of single, single plus one, or family coverage. Coverage is also afforded for qualifying domestic partners, depending on the employee's bargaining unit. Monthly co-premiums are determined by collective bargaining agreement or Municipal Code.
Group Life Insurance
City employees are covered by a group life insurance plan depending on collective bargaining agreement or Municipal Code.
Ohio Public Employees Retirement Plan
The City is a member of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement Plan (OPERS). All employees who are paid in whole or in part by the state of Ohio, a county, municipality, or any other political subdivision of state or local government in Ohio must become members of OPERS unless they are covered by another state retirement system in Ohio.
OPERS is a pension plan providing fixed retirement benefits every month based on a formula that rewards years of service. The City contributes 14.00% of the employee's annual base salary and employees contribute 10.00% of their annual base salary.
For more information about OPERS, click on this link: https://www.opers.org/
Deferred Compensation & 401(K)
The City of Toledo offers a voluntary governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plan, which is a retirement savings plan that allows eligible employees to supplement any existing retirement/pension benefits by saving and investing pre-tax dollars through salary deferral.
Contributions and any earnings are tax-deferred (both federal and state income taxes) until money is withdrawn. Withdrawals are taxed at ordinary income levels.
For more information about the Ohio Deferred Compensation click on this link: https://www.ohio457.org/iApp/tcm/ohio457/index.jsp
The City of Toledo offers a voluntary pre-tax savings contributions retirement plan. The plan is commonly referred to as a 401(k).
Under the 401(k) plan, an employee's retirement savings contributions are deducted from the employee's paycheck before taxation. The City does not make contributions on the employee's behalf. (Contributions are tax-deferred until withdrawn during retirement). Annual contributions to the 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum pre-tax annual contribution, as established by Internal Revenue Service regulations.
The City of Toledo also offers a voluntary post-tax savings contributions retirement plan. This plan is commonly referred to as a Roth 401(k) Plan.
Under a Roth 401(k) Plan, an employee's retirement savings contributions are deducted from the employee's paycheck on a post-tax basis. Annual contributions to the Roth 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum post-tax annual contribution, as established by the Internal Revenue Service.
Are you currently employed by the City of Toledo?
If you are currently employed by the City of Toledo, please list your Division.
What is your highest level of education?
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
None of the above
Do you possess an Associate's Degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, or a related field?
If you have an Associate's Degree in a related field, please list your major?
Do you currently possess a certification in a tree trimmer training program ( if yes, attach to application)?
If you possess an Associates degree or certification, did you attach the documents?
How many years of experience do you have in the care and maintenance of trees utilizing aerial tower equipment and by climbing?
Four (4) or more years of experience
Three (3) to Four (4) years of experience
Two (2) to Three (3) years of experience
One (1) to Two (2) years of experience
Less than (1) year of experience
City of Toledo
One Government Center Ste 1920
Toledo, Ohio, 43604
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