Tree Trimmer I – City of Grand Rapids

Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Nature of Work

This is semiskilled work in the care and maintenance of city-owned trees. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Forestry Supervisor and continuing guidance of a higher level tree trimmer. The employee may be expected to give guidance and direction to less experienced employees.

To view the full job description, click here.

Minimum Training and Experience

Completion of high school and three years of experience in grounds keeping activities, especially with regard to trimming trees; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Other Necessary Qualifications

Possession of a valid Michigan “A” class CDL with the ability to obtain an “N” endorsement by the end of the probationary period.
 
Must be able to pass the performance test: Demonstrate climbing ability without spurs by climbing a 75 ft tree; set up own line, using proper safety harness and rope tying techniques.

THIS IS A SAFETY-SENSITIVE POSITION SUBJECT TO THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) RANDOM DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM. A DOT WAIVER FORM MUST BE COMPLETED WHEN AN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.

Other Information

 

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Salary Range - 12A
Examination Parts:
Performance Test - 100%

A CLIMBING TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.

**PROMOTIONAL CANDIDATES WHO QUALIFY RECEIVE PREFERENCE IN THE HIRING PROCESS**

PLEASE NOTE: All communication regarding this position will be done via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is up-to-date on your account profile.

If you are submitting an application that was used for job openings in the past, please make sure your information is current before submitting for this or other opportunities.

**SHOULD AN APPLICANT NEED ANY DISABILITY RELATED ACCOMMODATION OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IN THE APPLICATION OR SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT UPON SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.**

 

Agency
City of Grand Rapids