Cleveland Metroparks Fairview Park, OH, United States
Oct 11, 2017Full time
The Technician will work with a team of arborists for the proper pruning and the safe removal of trees in the Park District's high use areas. Demonstrates proficiency of manually climbing trees. Performs skilled level arboriculture tasks. Proficient knowledge of equipment operation pertinent to the field of arboriculture. Uses independent judgment and demonstrates initiative in completing assigned work tasks. Demonstrates technical knowledge in the proper plant material identification, pruning, and tree removal process. Performs general mechanical repairs on equipment beyond first echelon of maintenance. Instructs/trains and leads other employees in the trade/skills pertaining to the arboriculture field. Coordinates and completes arboriculture tasks within the Park District's high use areas. Operates and maintains at least 2 of the following equipment: aerial bucket, chipper, stump cutter and front-end loader, and special skilled-trade tools. Performs related duties as apparent or assigned. Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent with at least 2 years of skilled-level experience in forestry or arboriculture. Possess or obtain an Ohio Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake and combination endorsement. Possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicator's License, preferred. Certification applicable to trade, preferred. Experience in and knowledge of procedures, duties, equipment operation, calibration, and maintenance, which are ordinarily, obtained by extensive experience in a technical capacity and above those of a Grounds Maintenance position qualifications. Demonstrated ability to exhibit leadership consistent with teamwork approach. Must be available to work 2nd shift hours. Must be non-smoker/tobacco user. Hours: 40 hours per week, 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wage: $22.97 per hour with a .50 cent increase each six months until achieving $24.47 per hour Filing Deadline: 10/25/2017 Cleveland Metroparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and talented workforce.