Journeyman Tree Trimmer

Company Name: City of Forest Grove
Phone Number: (503) 992-3200
City: Forest Grove
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97116
Job Title: Journeyman Tree Trimmer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: July 20, 2017
Salary: $35.70
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

To perform a variety of journey level duties in the trimming and removal of trees; including trimming and pruning trees to provide clearance of power lines, streets, sidewalks, signs and lights; to operate maintenance and construction tools and equipment; and to perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

1. Perform various journey level tree trimming functions, including trimming and pruning trees to provide clearance of power lines, streets, sidewalks, signs and lights; perform duties in compliance with City policies, State and Federal OSHA rules and regulations.

2. Remove trees and brush; chip and dispose of brush; cut up, haul and dispose of felled trees, stumps, fallen limbs and related debris; ensure equipment is operating properly.

3. Assist line crew with the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric lines; locate underground electrical lines; read electrical meters.

4. Maintain and operate a variety of tree maintenance equipment and tools, including aerial lift, power saws (i.e. chain saws, pole saws), power winches, chipper sprayers, ladders, hydraulic loppers, pneumatic tools and related equipment.

5. Operate a variety of hand and small power tools and equipment such as axes, hand lines, chainsaws, block and tackle, pruners and various other equipment in support of tree maintenance and removal operations.

6. Provide courteous customer service; respond to questions and inquiries from the general public regarding various maintenance projects.

7. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Experience Required:

Equivalent to the completion  of the twelfth grade.

Completion of an approved Line Clearance Tree Trimming Apprenticeship plus two years of increasingly responsible tree trimming and maintenance experience.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid commercial driver’s license with a class A endorsement.
Possession of a valid Oregon Pesticide Applicator License preferred.

How to Apply:

Selection process:
Submit completed City application online at by the posted deadline. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required online application. All appropriate documentation verifying veteran status must be submitted if claiming veteran’s preference, including the Veteran’s Preference form (available on the Employment Page of this website). Applications will be screened through an evaluation of skills, experience and work history. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. Reference checks will be made on finalists. An offer of employment will be contingent on the results of an acceptable driving and criminal record review and a pre-employment physical and drug screen,

Open until filled. Deadline for first review of applications is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Posting End Date: August 4, 2017