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Equipment Operator- Arborist

Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
Salary: $22.41-28.63/hr


Base of 40 hours per week/2080 annual hours

 (BGEO Pay Grade 5: $22.41 - $28.63 per hour)


This hourly position will be assigned to the Arborist for the purpose of performing general tree trimming and urban forestry duties when assigned to Arborist; but the incumbent must also be able to perform all other duties of a Public Works Equipment Operator. Trims trees and shrubs; when assigned to the Arborist, Completes urban forestry duties and tree care on all city properties and right of way.  Uses climbing rope and saddle to climb trees up to 100 feet, operates aerial lift to prune and remove trees, and removes trees adjacent to buildings, structures, and electric lines.   Other Public Works Duties:  Paves, patches, and crack-seals City streets, alleys, and parking lots. Collects refuse and recycling. Makes concrete repairs within the City Right of Way. Repairs, installs, and maintains catch basins. Mows grass and landscapes. Plows snow on City streets, alleys, and parking lots, as well as shovels City sidewalks.  Provide all equipment and materials needed to setup, take down, maintain traffic control, and Handle traffic-related situations.  Assists with special events within the City. Operates various pieces of equipment to facilitate the maintenance of public roads, right of way, buildings/grounds, Oak Grove Cemetery, and the collection of refuse and recycling.  Installs, maintains, designs, and fabricates street signs. Uses hand tools.  Maintains buildings and grounds, including operating and maintaining Oak Grove Cemetery – One Public Works Equipment Operator will be assigned Cemetery Coordinator Duties. Uses computers and tablets. Uses GIS software and equipment.  Performs other related duties as assigned. Ability to run snow plows, refuse/recycling trucks, forklifts, front-end loaders, jackhammers/drills, graders, excavators, dump trucks, street sweepers, mowers, trimmers, chain saws and a variety of other medium to large equipment. Must maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class B with Tanker endorsement) and must have the ability to drive. Ability to use job-specific software and computer hardware. EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:   High school diploma or equivalent; Commercial Driver’s License (Class B with Tanker Endorsement); one to three years related experience; or any combination of education, training, and work experience which provides the required skill sets to perform the essential functions of the   job.  The PW Equipment Operator assigned to the Arborist, must be able to obtain ACRT Line Clearance certification within one year of hire.  The collective bargaining agreement is available online at  Employees accrue vacation leave and sick leave per the collective bargaining agreement. Employees can participate in group medical, dental and vision coverage, first of the month following employment.  Information is available online at  Retirement benefits are through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System:  The link for the job description is: Applicants must complete an application packet that is available on-line at or in the Human Resources Department, 304 N. Church St, Bowling Green, OH  43402-2399.  (Résumés alone are unacceptable.)  For more information call the HR Dept at (419)354-6200.  E-mail address: The City considers applicants for positions without regard to a person’s actual or perceived, race, immigration status, source of income, color, religion, gender/sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, ancestry, disability, political ideology, veteran status, military status, gender expression, gender identity, family status, physical characteristics, HIV-status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.   The deadline for making application is 4:30 p.m. February 6, 2023.



                                                                                                                                 Barbara A. Ford

                                                                                                                     Human Resources Director


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Employer Info

304 N Church St
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402


  • Climber
  • Commercial/Residential
  • Municipal
  • Utility

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