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Forestry Worker

Location: Dallas, TX
Salary: $20.50-$25.53

General Position Overview


Performs a variety of skilled, strenuous labor duties that involve the care of trees in an urban forest environment. Work involves pruning tree limbs, removing diseased and /or dead trees from city parks and other property.

Essential Job Functions

  • Complete all daily assigned schedules and reports.
  • Comply with all Environmental Management System policies, procedures, and obtain required Environmental Management Systems annual training.
  • Keep all tools, equipment and supplies secure at all times.
  • Complete Daily Equipment Inspection on all equipment, tools, and vehicles to include Daily Preventative Maintenance.
  • Conduct monthly equipment inventory.
  • Attend and participate in annual Safety Conference.
  • Cross-train in other areas as requested by supervisor.
  • Report all problems and safety issues to supervisor.
  • Report all accidents, incidents, and injuries to supervisor immediately.
  • Comply with all City of Dallas: Personnel Rules, Safety Rules, Administrative Directives, and District General Rules.
  • Minimize all preventable accidents, incidents, and injuries.
  • Perform other job assignments and tasks requested by supervisor.
  • Provide quality customer service, internal and external.
  • Assisting with Planning and preparing with administrative duties, such as Performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, internal tracking, purchasing procedures, contract compliance and incident reports.
  • Assist in the hiring process of park maintenance staff.
  • Assist with providing and/or coordinate staff training and development.
  • Assist with preparing and coordinating safety-training sessions for assigned employees;
  • Ensure staff complies with daily vehicle and equipment inspections to ensure proper and safe operation practices are being followed.
  • Identify opportunities for improving efficiency, service delivery methods, and procedures.
  • Respond to and resolve citizen inquires and complaints, 311 service requests, and internal service requests. Consult with supervisor for more complex issues. 
  • Assist with organizing, closing, and creating on demand work orders, as part of a contingent plan when the Office Assist is absent or behind.
  • Maintain a Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License (minimum B).
  • Coordinate work assignment and maintenance needs with the Crew Leader.
  • Assist in the coordination and preparation for a variety of special projects and events with the Park and Recreation Department.
  • Provide best management practices to include, but not limited to the following functions; tree removal, tree pruning, brush removal, chipping, tree planting, mulching, and emergency response.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the use and care of hand and power tools, such as chain saw, pole saw, and other equipment related to tree work.
  • Ability to operate a variety of simple to complex power tools and power equipment used in tree work and landscaping.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor duties for extended periods.
  • Ability to climb trees using harnesses and ropes.
  • Ability to lift and work with heavy equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other governmental agencies, other employees and the general public.
  • Aptitude to learn to operate bucket trucks using electrical controls to raise the bucket to trim tree limbs.
  • Requires a valid Texas “A” Commercial Drivers License.  

Qualifying Educational Background


  •  High School Diploma or GED

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

  • Requires carrying, dragging, holding, pushing, pulling, lifting, kneeling, bending, twisting, walking, reaching, squatting, and considerable standing.
  • Major activities are performed on level, slippery, sloping, uneven or unstable surfaces.
  • May be exposed extreme cold, heat, and heights; saw dust; constant noise; mechanical and electrical hazards.

Employer Info

2530 Webb Chapel Ext.
Dallas, Texas 75220


  • Municipal

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