Tree Trimmer (open until filled)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 03, 2020
Forestry Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

Two full-time positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department, Forestry Division located 1520 W. 9th St.
Salary Range: $15.55 - $24.31/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled


Responsibilities

Plants, sprays, prunes, removes trees along public streets and on public grounds. Operates all ranges of equipment to include, but not limited to, aerial lift trucks, hauling trucks, clam trucks, chain saws, various types of pruning saws, chippers, backhoes, log trucks, tree spades, bobcats, forklifts, stump grinders. Inspects, evaluates, reports tree-related problems. First responder to storm events and tree related emergency call out. Ascends trees with a climbing rope/saddle or aerial lift truck. Works in high and hazardous locations. Assists in training less experienced trimmers in all areas of tree related work. Work may involve the responsibility for leading/training other field personnel. Participates in a variety of tasks incidental to the work. Much of the work is hazardous and requires considerable strength and agility. Uses independent judgment when necessary to avoid possible hazards to personnel, private property, the public.


Qualifications

REQUIRES 6 months of experience in tree trimming work. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Other Information

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For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

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All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

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