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Town Forester

Location: 150 Bonnell Ave, Erie CO 80516
Salary: $28.88 - $34.71 Hourly

Why work for the Town of Erie?
The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse and dynamic community and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages!  As you'll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these and without a doubt is one of the top places to consider when making your next career move.  With majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with modern amenities.  Our residents enjoy a high quality of life. It is our employees who have been instrumental in creating what Erie is today and continue to shape what it will be in the future. The Town of Erie is an organization that has established an outstanding reputation for quality and excellent customer service.  Each individual employee contribution is what makes that possible. 
We invite you to join our team today!
 
What you will be doing
Under limited supervision, develops and administers the Town's Community Forestry program.  Performs a wide variety of skilled and technical assignments related to the installation, care and preservation of trees and shrubs on public property; enforces related municipal codes; promotes the benefits of community tree resources.

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Detailed Job Posting
Job # Hits Active, 2 Applicants Total, 2 Applicants Advertised
201900022 71 Active applicants count:2 Total applicants count:2 03/19/19   -  04/09/19 11:59 PM

Job Title

Town Arborist

Closing Date/Time

Tue. 04/09/19 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Salary

$28.88 - $34.71 Hourly

Job Type

Full Time

Location

150 Bonnell Street, Erie, Colorado

Department

Parks

Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions  Custom Form Fields

Why work for the Town of Erie?
The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse and dynamic community and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages!  As you'll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these and without a doubt is one of the top places to consider when making your next career move.  With majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with modern amenities.  Our residents enjoy a high quality of life. It is our employees who have been instrumental in creating what Erie is today and continue to shape what it will be in the future. The Town of Erie is an organization that has established an outstanding reputation for quality and excellent customer service.  Each individual employee contribution is what makes that possible. 
We invite you to join our team today!
 
What you will be doing
Under limited supervision, develops and administers the Town's Community Forestry program.  Performs a wide variety of skilled and technical assignments related to the installation, care and preservation of trees and shrubs on public property; enforces related municipal codes; promotes the benefits of community tree resources.
 

 

 

 Summary of Duties:
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing.  The Town may change these duties at any time.
 
  • Oversee the Community Forestry Program.This includes creating strategic, organized and economically efficient plans of action to support tree and forest preservation; promoting Community Forestry goals; and planning and coordinating community education and special events.
  • Responsible for the selection, purchasing, installation, preservation, maintenance, trimming and removal of trees and other related plant material on public property.
  • Develops and maintains inventory of all Town owned trees.
  • Promotes the economic and environmental benefits of community tree resources to the general public through written information and public presentations.
  • Provides forestry information to and responds to inquiries from Town staff, the public, developers, and landscape contractors; performs consultation for tree installation and care.
  • Maintains annual Tree City USA designation and manages application process.
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Town Tree and/or OSTAB Board.
  • Plans, implements, and organizes Annual Arbor Day celebration, including ordering materials, setting up equipment, coordinating with Town staff and outside agencies.
  • Recommends and reviews purchases and supplies for tree care.
  • Applies herbicides and pesticides in accordance with prescribed guidelines; maintains usage records.
  • Trains staff on tree maintenance and equipment.
  • Develops and enforces municipal codes to protect, improve and regulate critical areas of the Town's forest and natural environment.
  • Reviews landscape development plans and prepares recommendations prior to construction; participates in pre-bid, pre-construction, and project progress meetings; develops punch lists and conducts extensive inspections prior to granting initial and final acceptance on landscape projects.
  • Develops specifications and scope of services for tree maintenance and removal contracts; works closely with and oversees the work of contractors and vendors, inspects and approves their work.
  • Makes determination of hazard trees through Tree Risk Assessments; manages and mitigates insect and disease problems impacting the tree resources within the Town.
  • Serves as a supervisory or lead worker for both full-time and/or seasonal staff.Participates in hiring, training and evaluation of seasonal staff.
  • Assists with budget development and coordinates purchases and spending for the Community Forestry program.
  • Performs a variety of heavy forestry related laboring activities including the use of hand tools, a wide variety of power equipment and heavy construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Performs routine safety checks of equipment and minor maintenance activities on vehicles and equipment and maintains records of activities
  • Performs data entry of information, maintenance logs, work orders and other data.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 
 

  • Any combination of education and experience towards a Bachelor's degree in Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Natural Resources Management or a directly related field.
  • Three years of experience in forestry, arboricultural or horticultural work.
  • Two years supervisory experience required.
 
 CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
 
  • Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record.
  • Current First Aid, AED, CPR certification or the ability to obtain within three months of hire.
  • Possess or obtain Colorado Class B Commercial Driver's license (CDL) within six months of hire.
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist required.
  • Pesticide Applicators license and/or Qualified Supervisor Certificate required within six months of hire.
Conditions of Employment 
  • Pre-employment Drug Testing (Including Marijuana)
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Complete and pass a Background Check

PROFICIENCY, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required: 
 

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to urban community forestry.
  • Knowledge of current theory, principles, and methods of urban forestry administration including the care and maintenance of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
  • Knowledge of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.
  • Knowledge of arboricultural needs including proper pruning, structure pruning, pest management and disease control techniques.
  • Knowledge of herbicides, pesticides and Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Ability to analyze and solve technical problems in the area of urban forestry.
  • Ability to use and maintain materials, tools and equipment used in urban forestry, tree care operations, and parks maintenance.
  • Ability to supervise both full-time and/or seasonal staff.
  • Ability to participate in hiring, training and evaluation of seasonal staff.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with staff, developers, contractors, and the public.
  • Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one and/or small to medium-sized group situation, to customers, clients, vendors and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction, short correspondence, and memos and carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
     
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to read maps and drawings.
  • Ability to use desktop or handheld computers, office equipment, phones and two-wayradios
  • Ability to have basic to moderate proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook; the IWORQ work order system, ARCPAD, tree inventory and other specialty software applications
  • Availability to work on-call schedule.
  • Ability to work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.  
Town of Erie Benefits
The Town of Erie offers a comprehensive benefit package and pays a major portion of the employee premium to make these benefits more affordable for you. Coverage of these benefits begin the 1st of the month following date of hire for benefited employees working 30 hours per week. Each year you will have the option of changing your elections through open enrollment.  Designated full time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
 
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life & AD&D
  • Voluntary Life & AD&D
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Free membership to the Erie Community Center

Employer Info

150 Bonnell Ave, Erie CO 80516
Erie, Colorado , Colorado 80516
303.926.2744
bwilts@erieco.gov

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  • Municipal

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