Urban Forestry Technician (Urban Forestry)

Full Time

  City of Edmond

  Edmond, Oklahoma, United States

DUTIES: 

  • Visit properties where vegetation management is planned and contact residents to review work to be done. Respond to questions, comments, concerns or request for special accommodations.
  • Relay any specific site or customer considerations to contracted tree pruning crews.
  • Establish a schedule for watering and water trees using a water trailer.
  • Perform tree care, such as pruning, planting, applying herbicide, pesticide, soil amendments and mulch.
  • Manage contracted pruning crew scheduling and customer service as work progresses.
  • Assist in loading, unloading, heeling in and transporting nursery plant stock by hand or with the use of tractors or other heavy machinery.
  • Attend public events to assist in event set up, hosting, take down and clean up.
  • Identify and repair irrigation system issues on department managed systems.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High school diploma or GED plus specialized schooling and/or 2 years of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscaping or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Associates of Arts of Science degree in related field preferred.
  • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Possess, or be able to obtain within one year of employment, International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist certification.
  • Knowledge of tree pruning, plant identification, and landscape management.
  • Ability to operate vehicles with towing equipment and operate power tools.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds regularly and on occasion up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to read and follow maps.

Compensation

Salary: 16.38-18.94 per hour

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