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Technician II, Forestry

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Salary: $45,561.00 - 69,840.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)

Work related to the maintenance of the City's urban forestry program. Areas of focus include: plant health care, insect and disease control programs, scheduled inspections, and problem diagnosis and treatment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Works under the supervision of the Forestry Crew Chiefs. •Performs technical urban forestry functions such as large tree pruning, structure pruning of small trees, tree removal with traditional rigging and/or cranes, and tree planting. •Operates, maintains, and does basic repairs including light and heavy equipment necessary for all operations. •Identifies, evaluates, and recommends mitigation options of defective trees. •Operates equipment such as brush chipper, log loader, stump grinder, backhoe, loader, skid-steer, chain saws, traffic attenuator and aerial lift. •Plants trees according to division and industry standard specifications. •Provides information to both internal and external customers relative to arboricultural practices. •Successfully integrates into Forestry Operations crew as one of the team members. •Enters information and tracks data in the TreeKeeper inventory database. •Occasionally oversees other Forestry staff members.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

•Ability to be flexible to work additional hours in situations when resources are needed. •Ability to meet divisional goals, establish a cooperative working relationship with other employees, department/divisions, and the general public. •Ability and skills to evaluate and do general maintenance and repair on large equipment, small machines, and chain saws. •Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. •Strong interpersonal and public relations skills both written and verbal. •Ability to resolve conflicts, utilizing various problem-solving techniques. •Ability to incorporate knots, hitches, and mechanical rope devices into technical climbing and rigging situations, including cranes. •Ability, skill, and knowledge to climb and prune trees of all sizes for health and structure. •Proficient operation of chain saw, aerial lift truck, log loader, front end loader, tractor, skid-steer, pickup truck, trucks with trailer, tree spade, brush chipper, and stump grinder. •Comprehensive knowledge of arboricultural practices and proper tree maintenance and management including the American National Standard Institute Z133.1 Safety Requirements for Arboricultural Operations and the A-300 Tree, Shrub, and other Woody Plant Management-Standard Practices.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum/Preferred Education Level Description Preferred Associates / Bachelor's degree or other specialized skill training / certification may be required in some positions Associates/Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Experience Requirements

Three years of progressive experience in urban tree care with focus on current arboricultural practices; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient in all aspects of relevant specialized equipment.

Required Certifications/Licenses/Specialized Training

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist certification required. International Society of Arboriculture Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist certification or ability to obtain within 12 months. Class B Commercial Drivers License or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.

Employer Info

413 S Bryan Ave
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521


  • Climber
  • Municipal

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