Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hourly Pay: $12.50 - 16.22 Depending on qualifications
Estimated average hours per week: 10-29
This position earns sick leave in accordance with the Healthy Families and Workplace Act.
This is a part-time position that does not provide medical benefits

The City of Aurora Forestry Division is seeking a skilled Forestry Worker to perform tree nursery and planting of new city trees.
 
The Forestry Division of the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department of the city of Aurora focuses on maintaining and planting trees throughout the city - otherwise known as the Urban Forest.
 

**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.** 
 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plants and waters new trees
  • Assists in maintaining nursery trees
  • Operates stump grinder to remove tree stumps
  • Operates and maintains power tools and forestry equipment
  • Assists in structural pruning of young trees
  • May assist as a groundworker on tree trimming crew
  • May assist in updating GIS tree inventory
  • May assist in chemical applications
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED.
Experience:
  • No previous experience required. Minimum 18 years of age. 
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old, due to the City's vehicle insurance requirements
Preferred Experience
  • 6 months of manual labor experience in the green industries
  • And/or education in horticulture, natural resources, arboriculture, forestry, or related field
Abilities:
  • Ability to learn to use power tools and small engine equipment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; 
  • Perform manual labor for extended periods of time;
  • Understand oral and written instructions 
  • Operate or receive training on various types of maintenance and construction equipment.
Skills: 
  • Courteously drives non-CDL city vehicles
  • Maintains a safe work environment

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required: 
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving history
  • Within 6 months: 
    1. CPR and First Aid certification
    2. TCIA Chipper Operator Specialist 
    3. TCIA Ground Operations Specialist

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Physical Demands:

    • Moderate to heavy physical work depending on assigned function; Continuous heavy physical work requiring the ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; Continuous walking and standing; frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body motion including pushing, pulling, bending, stooping/crouching, and climbing; continuous hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles; speech communication to give instructions and information to employees; vision to read manuals and gauges and operate equipment; hearing/listening for instructions, troubleshooting, and warning signals.
    Work Environment:
    • Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, dust, and chemicals; and able to work weekends
    Equipment Used:
    • Non-CDL chip truck
    • Chippers
    • Water truck
    • 1-ton dump trucks
    • Snowblowers and truck-mounted snowplows
    • Chainsaws
    • Hand tools and power tools
    • Stump grinder
    • Computers and typical MS Office software
    • This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
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    For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment histories, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
               
    The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                             
    Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
     
    Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
    As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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