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Newport, Rhode Island, United States
28 days ago

Description

Forester City of Newport, RI seeks full time licensed arborist to lead all phases of arboriculture projects within City limits. Performs duties requiring operating heavy equipment & oversight of personnel. Degree in Arboriculture or related field w/3-5 years in forestry, CDL and RI Arborist license required. More information online at www.cityofnewport.com/jobs. Applications to HR Director, City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 by 11/5/2021.

EOE/AA44750

Brief Job Description:
(essential functions of the job)
• Responsible for the production of all tree work on city trees. The work includes all phases of arboriculture including planting, pruning, removal, advanced rigging, bracing and treatment diagnosis.
• Oversees and participates in a variety of tasks in connection with tree planting, maintenance, pruning, climbing, cabling and the removal of trees including the use of advanced rigging methods.
• Inspects equipment for operating efficiency and safety.
• Organizes and schedules work crews.
• Orders tools and supplies; makes estimates of labor, equipment and time required to complete various projects and prepares detailed reports and keeps records of work.
• Operates various types of heavy equipment and participates in the removal of snow.
• Attends training sessions to maintain knowledge of changes in forestry techniques, occupational safety requirements and arborist tree service techniques and practices to maintain arborist and spraying licenses.

Minimum Entrance
Qualifications:
• College degree in Arboriculture, Natural Resources, a related field or equivalent.
• Three to five (3-5) years of experience in climbing trees and use of specialized forestry equipment, removal of large trees and advanced rigging techniques; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Safe and effective operation of specialized equipment (i.e. bucket truck, backhoe, front end loader etc.) used in the planting, maintenance, pruning, climbing, rigging and removal of trees.
• Thorough knowledge of arboriculture and specifically the treatment of trees, disease/pest identification and their control; knowledge of advanced rigging, tree climbing techniques and the use of specialized forestry equipment; knowledge of common ornamental and native trees found in the region.
• Ability to read and interpret construction project plans, pay careful attention to details, perform work under extreme weather conditions for long periods of time; ability to instruct and train co-workers and to interact with members of the public in a tactful manner; ability to recognize unsafe working conditions and to ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken to ensure employee and the public's safety; ability to organize and schedule work; ability to estimate the cost of labor and materials and the equipment required to complete tasks; ability to make minor repairs and maintain department equipment and tools and ability to operate specialized equipment safely.

Licenses/Certifications:

• Commercial Driver's license and hoister's license.
• Possess and maintain a Rhode Island Arborist's license.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 60636374
  • Location:
    Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Position Title: Forester
  • Company Name: Undisclosed
  • Job Function: Skilled Labor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Experience: None
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