Location: Rochester, MN
Salary: 2019 starting hourly rate is $26.74 with advancement to $29.71.
Nature of Work
This is a skilled position in the Park and Forestry Division of the Park and Recreation Department which is responsible for the preventative care, formative pruning, and removal of trees and shrubs to improve appearance, maintain usability, improve plant health and minimize storm damage. Work is often considered high risk in nature, which requires comprehensive knowledge of tree removal techniques. Other duties include removing dead and diseased trees; planting new trees, shrubs and plants; applying pesticides; worksite planning; utilizing proper safeguards for subordinates and the public; proper operation and care of assigned equipment; and performing other related duties as required.
Education and Experience Associate's degree or two-year vocational certificate in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape maintenance, natural resources, ecology or closely related field AND three (3) years of experience performing preventative care, formative pruning, and tree removal OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Licenses and/or Certifications Valid Minnesota Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsements; Non-commercial pesticide applicator license categories A and E; State of Minnesota Certified Tree Inspector certification; and completion of the Electric Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP), within six months of hire as a condition of continued employment.
International Society of Arboriculture Arborist certification, within one year of hire as a condition of continued employment.
Desirable Qualifications Bachelor's degree in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape maintenance, natural resources, ecology or related field. Experience in pesticide application and integrated pest management and installation and maintenance of outdoor areas including naturalized landscapes.
2019 starting hourly rate is $26.74 with advancement to $29.71.
Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. Applications submitted by January 5, 2020, will be provided priority consideration.
For more information and to apply online, visit www.rochestermn.gov.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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