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FORESTER

$21.64 – $23.81 hourly

City of Lawrence

Last Updated: 8/27/21

Job Description

Responsibilities: The Forester position will perform arboriculture and tree maintenance activities on City Right of Way such as pruning, trimming, removals, stump grinding and tree planting. Responsibilities include operating and maintaining specialized equipment including aerial bucket truck, chipper truck and chipper, skid loader, stump cutter, chain saws and other power and hand tools. The Forester may also assist with work scheduling, tree data inventory and work order management, (GIS based map software and Lucity), snow removal operations and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade with additional technical training in assigned areas. Requires three to four years of experience and/or combination with education in the field of arboriculture. This position also requires basic computer skills to assist with tree inventory & service requests and work order completion. Must be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned area and have the ability to train seasonal staff and others. Strong communication and customer service skills are needed to effectively interpret and explain city arboriculture and urban forestry polices, ordinances, and procedures to citizens. This position does require the possession of or ability to obtain CDL and arborist certification within six months of hire. The successful candidate must pass a background check, post-offer City physical and drug screening.

BENEFITS:

Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance:

Various dependent on coverage levels available; FREE Well Care Clinic through LMH; free/discounted gym memberships, other wellness benefits/perks

Paid Time Off:

12 Vacation days, 12 Sick days accrued per year;
2 days Personal Leave, 9 Paid Holidays

Retirement:

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

Application Review Begins 8/10/21, Open Until Filled

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Lawrence is a diverse and multifaceted city that provides many of the amenities of a large metropolitan area, while still maintaining a strong sense of community. Located in Northeast Kansas, Lawrence is just 45 minutes west of Kansas City, and 30 minutes east of Topeka, the state capital. Lawrence offers a rich and fascinating history, a wide range of exciting cultural experiences, nationally rec...