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UTILITY ARBORIST

Company: CITY OF REDDING
Location: Redding
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Job Description:

Utility ArboristSALARY: $30.95 - $30.95 Hourly$2,476.00 - $2,476.00 Biweekly$5,364.67 - $5,364.67 Monthly$64,376.00 - $64,376.00 AnnuallyOPENING DATE: 08/23/19CLOSING DATE: 09/19/19 11:59 PMDESCRIPTION:The City of Redding is establishing an eligibility list to fill a current full-time vacancy, as well assubsequent vacancies that occur during the life of the list. The Utility Arborist prunes, shapes, andremoves trees and vegetation using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment; operates aerialdevices; and works from elevated platforms.EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:Operate aerial devices, brush chippers, and works from elevated platforms; prune, shape andremove trees, including tree pruning in close proximity to high voltage power lines, using gas,hydraulic and power chain saws, rope rigging, other hand tools and equipment; clear and removelimbs, branches and vegetation in close proximity to high and low voltage power lines, poles andtransformers; hang banners and other special projects for City departments requiring an aerialdevice; clean, sharpen and maintain tools and equipment; may be called to duty outside regularwork hours for both scheduled and emergency work; will be required, on occasion, to climb trees toremove vegetation and prune trees; apply Tree Growth Regulators (TGR's); and perform relatedduties as assigned.TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of: Modern tree pruning methods and safety practices with regard to high and lowvoltage line clearance work.Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and other employees; skillfully operate an aerial device;operate gas and hydraulic powered saws, pruners; operate chipper and stump removal equipment;work effectively in precarious positions at heights significantly above the ground; perform treerescue; and perform moderate and heavy physical labor, including lifting in excess of 50 pounds.Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the requiredknowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a high school diploma orequivalent. Typical experience would include two years of line clearance tree trimming experience.Special Requirements: Must meet CAL/OSHA Title 8 requirements for line clearance tree trimming(18 months minimum experience). Must currently possess and maintain certification as a "CertifiedArborist" issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (copy of certification must be attachedto employment application - see Application Process below). Possession of California Class Bdriver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCESS:Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. exam invitations, exam results)will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address provided on your employment application. Please besure to provide your current and complete e-mail address. Check your inbox as well as your spamfolder for correspondence as your e-mail provider or personal settings may flag the e-mail as spam.Contact the Personnel Department with any questions.Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application with a copyof required ISA Arborist certification by the closing date and time in order to be considered.Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service andreceive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score.To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge,WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.Incomplete applications may not be processed. Meeting the announced requirements does notguarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed by subject matterexperts and those applicants found best qualified will be tested.Test Requirements: The examination process may include a written examination, practical exercise,oral board interview, or any combination thereof.Please contact the Personnel Department by the closing date if you require accommodation in theinterview/examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior toaccommodation.AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERAPPLICATIONS M A Y BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.c ityofredding.org777 Cypress avenueRedding, C A 96001(530) 225-4065personnel@cItyofredding.orgPosition #835E 853 082019Utility Arborist Supplemental Questionnaire* 1. Do you understand that if you do not attach your valid ISA Arborist certificate by the closing date,you will not be considered for this position?I understand and have attached a copy of my valid ISA Arborist certificate. I also understandthat if I contact Personnel prior to the closing date, they can verify the certificate is attached orassist me if I have difficulties attaching my certificate.I did not attach a valid ISA Arborist certificate, and I understand that in not doing so I will notcontinue in the examination process.* Required Question

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