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Position Title:Tree Maintenance Specialist
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Position Description:Skilled manual work and operation of various equipment and vehicles used to maintain trees and other vegetation and green areas and all other related work, as required.  Position is responsible for supervising and working with small work crews involved in the maintenance and care of trees and other vegetation. Work includes directing and assisting work crews, ensuring the quality and completeness of work performed, and assisting in the overall efficiency of division’s operations.  Employee is required to respond to weather and non-weather related emergencies outdoors including during and outside of normal work hours.
Position Qualifications:Associate’s degree in arboriculture or similar course of study.  Equivalent combination of education and years of industry experience may be substituted for Associate’s degree.  3 to 5 years of experience in the arboricultural field.  Commercial Drivers License minimum Class B required.  Massachusetts Hoisting Operator's License (required in 3 months).  Must have the ability to operate all tools commonly associated with the arboriculture industry.  Demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of tree care, tree removal and ornamental/ shade tree pruning.  Knowledgeable and experienced in use of ropes for rigging and removal purposes.  Demonstrated experience in proper and safe tree removal.  Knowledgeable in establishing safe and proper work zones.  Must be knowledgeable in all O.S.H.A., A.N.S.I, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to safe tree maintenance operations.  Must be, or willing to be Certified in C. P. R., First Aid and Electrical Hazard Awareness
Compensation:$21.54/hour  Full time, full benefits
Job Status:Full Time, Hourly