Arborist Technician Job at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Arborist Technician

City and County of San Francisco , California


Job Information 

Interim/Temporary

Recreation and Parks

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$5,839.00 - $7,999.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 

Continuous

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

Appointment Type:

This is a Temporary Provisional (TPV) appointment, this is not a Permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in the upcoming Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years. Provisional appointees serve at the discretion of the appointing officer and are not guaranteed permanent selection.

About SF Recreation and Parks Department:

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras.  Our 4,100-acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums.  Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts and Lake Merced.More than 2,000 talented individuals comprise our team, from gardeners, foresters and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters and more.  Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city. Learn more about us at: https://sfrecpark.org/

Position Description:

Under general supervision, the 3434 Arborist Technician performs duties involving the maintenance and removal of trees and other vegetation and performs related duties as required.  The essential functions of the class include climbing up trees and/or using aerial lift equipment to reach dead, damaged or unwanted limbs or tree tops for removal and pruning, or for purposes of complete tree removal; performing various types of rigging with cranes, skitters, tractors and other heavy equipment; preparing brush for disposal, operating chipper and driving aerial lift equipment vehicles, heavy loader trucks or other required vehicles. Nature of work involves exposure to a high risk of physical injury to the employee and constant vigilance to public safety. Positions in this job code require considerable physical demands, manual dexterity with frequent exposure to arduous and disagreeable working conditions, including inclement weather.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assesses and evaluates condition of trees and other vegetation; maintains tree inventories;
  2. Climbs trees and removes dead, diseased or otherwise unwanted limbs or tree tops; prunes, fells and cuts up trees; piles trimmings for pick up and disposal;
  3. Performs various types of rigging in connection with this work; operates chain and hand saws, aerial ladder truck, chipper, and other equipment;
  4. Drives heavy equipment; and
  5. Performs related duties as assigned.

Camp Mather Assignment Requirement:

This position will be required to temporarily live and perform duties at Camp Mather, a campground operated by the Recreation and Parks Department, located in the Sierra Mountains near Yosemite. Camp Mather work crew assignments typically lasts between two (2) and eight (8) weeks during the spring and fall seasons before and after Camp Mather season. Additional work periods at Camp Mather may be required. Room and board is provided at Camp Mather and a REC vehicle is supplied.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination).

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of verified journey-level experience as a tree work professional. Duties must have included climbing trees of considerable height for the purpose of removing tree limbs, treetops or entire tree in accordance with safety standards. Experience in pruning trees from a ladder is not qualifying experience.

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time of application; AND
  • Possession of a valid California Class B driver’s license with no air brakes restriction is required upon completion of the probationary period.

Substitution:

  • Successful completion of an Arborist Technician Apprenticeship Program approved and registered with the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

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