Nature Of Work
An employee in this
class is responsible for performing skilled tasks of a hazardous nature
involving Arboriculture including the installation, care, maintenance, and
removal of municipal trees and stumps. Under general supervision, employee
performs assignments, which are of moderate difficulty requiring arboricultural
knowledge, exercise of initiative, and independent judgment. Work is reviewed
through observation and results obtained.
Examples of Duties
Works on a team responsible
for installation, care, maintenance, and removal of municipal trees; climbs
trees using rope and saddle; removes dead, broken and undesired branches or
trees; prunes trees for needed clearance; operates and maintains automotive
equipment such as trash crane, dump truck, stump grinder, and aerial lifts;
uses hand tools, pruning shears, chainsaws, and similar equipment in pruning and
after-hours and weekend tree emergencies on rotation. Member of Emergency
Response Center #2 Operations team.
Loads and unloads
heavy items, including supplies, equipment, and materials manually in order to
complete assigned duties; performs Maintenance of Traffic to provide a safe
route for traffic and work zone for the City crew.
Performs related work
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
the practice of
Arboriculture including tree pruning methods and techniques; municipal street
locations; the use, care and maintenance of tools and equipment utilized in
tree maintenance; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
follow oral and written instructions; climb and work at heights; perform work
requiring physical strength and endurance; operate a motor vehicle and
arboriculture equipment listed above; demonstrate knots used in arboriculture
and explain their use.
use and care of
tools and equipment used in Arboriculture operations.
for backhoe and forklift operation in addition to equipment listed above.
Completion of High School and one (1) year of experience in general or skilled labor
including six (6) months
in Arboriculture (tree pruning and removal experience); or an equivalent
combination of training and experience.
Licenses or Certifications
Commercial driver’s license, Class "B" with Air Brakes.
Special consideration for ISA Certifications including,
but not limited to: ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber
Specialist, and/or ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist
Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.
may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays
and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency
declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in
preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.
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