Summary of Job Duties
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
Competitive total compensation package
Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
Light rail station minutes away
On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
Access to innovation work spaces
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.
Please Include with Application:
Current Drivers License
Current Motor Vehicle Report
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
The City of Aurora is seeking a skilled Parks Maintenance Technician to perform skilled tree work primarily with rope and saddle on city-owned trees under the guidance of the Forestry Crew Leader.
Follows directives of lead worker on daily assignments
Prunes, removes, grinds stumps, plants, waters, fertilizes, sprays, and inventories trees
Operates machinery needed in the maintenance of trees including aerial lift operation
Educates and explains forestry standards of street tree maintenance to citizens
Serves as crew leader on volunteer work projects
Maintains equipment for daily use
May assist with training of crews
Performs 24 hour emergency storm response and snow removal duties in coordination with other departments
Maintains a safe working environment
Climbs trees to perform maintenance with using industry accepted rope and saddle techniques
Perform basic rigging and lowering techniques
Performs other duties as assigned
At least 2 years experience in a forestry environment. *
Must have tree climbing skills with a rope and saddle.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of tree biology, tree care practices, key insects, tree diseases, identification, proper handling, and storage techniques for temporary holding of nursery stock; and personal computers.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; identify plant material; and read and understand technical manuals.
Technical and analytical skills; basic skills in computer operation; intermediate tree climbing skills, basic aerial lift operation.
Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required:
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance or 100 pounds with assistance; frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds; regular walking and standing to perform field inspections; some climbing, bending, kneeling, and crouching; hand/eye coordination to operate computer and take tree measurements; foot/eye coordination to operate motor vehicle to travel to inspection sites; frequent hearing and speech communication with employees and citizens; vision to read reports, manuals, and other informational materials.
Work Environment: Works primarily outdoors in varying weather conditions with exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals, noise, and hazardous conditions.
Equipment Used: Operates a motor vehicle; uses maintenance equipment required to perform function of job.
For Veterans points: Please show all of your employment history, 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.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
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.
City Of Aurora, CO