City of Houston Job Openings – Tree Worker

Website City of Houston

Job Description:

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhancing the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking a Tree Worker to join its Greenspace Management team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Observe and follow safety procedures and precautions at work sites.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
  • Report to work during all significant weather events or random incidents.
  • This position is designated among essential personnel under the City of Houston’s Emergency Management Policy.
  • Perform a variety of manual tasks and activities, i.e. planting, climbing, and pruning trees, etc.
  • Trim and remove trees along streets, parks, private properties, and public grounds to eliminate hazardous conditions, prevent interference with traffic, traffic signals, traffic signs, and overhead utility lines; and grinds stumps to eliminate trip hazards on public property.
  • Maintain, clean and service equipment, vehicles, tools and work area. Inspects vehicles for required supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Operate heavy equipment and trucks, i.e. aerial lift vehicles, removal dumps, loaders, booms, chippers, chipper trucks, stump grinders; and other equipment, i.e. saws, etc. to remove dangerous, fading, and lifeless trees and limbs.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and comply with the City of Houston’s policy on driving on the type of equipment the individual is assigned to operate.
  • One year of experience in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, general landscaping, or a directly related field is required
  • The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 80 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces.
  • Basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or a GED.

Job Details:

Company: City of Houston

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Houston, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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