Forestry Ground Crew - Medical Eligible

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-725905
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
      Littleton,
      Lone Tree
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: July 28, 2020
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About this Opportunity!

Forestry Ground Crew Part-Time

Centennial | Littleton | Lone Tree

$12.25 - $15.93 per hour

Do you enjoy working outside? Do you have a passion for trees and people and want to make a positive impact in your community? The Forestry Ground Crew is responsible for performing skilled tree work primarily with rope and saddle on District-owned trees while keeping work zones safe and cleaning up tree debris. This position will assist tree climbers or aerial lift operators in tree care operations. The Forestry Ground Crew is also responsible for learning to use specialized equipment such as: various size chainsaws, brush chippers, stump grinders, rope and saddle climbing equipment and rigging knots.

This position qualifies for medical benefits.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Training and/or education in forestry or arboriculture is preferred.
  • Any combination equivalent to one (1) year skilled labor that is inherent to landscape maintenance and/or forestry or arboriculture is preferred.
  • Experience in tree debris clean up, tree pruning, tree removals, using rope and saddle or aerial lift apparatus is preferred.
  • Knowledge of tree biology, tree care practices, key insects, tree diseases, and identification is preferred.
  • Intermediate tree climbing skills and basic aerial lift operation is preferred.
  • Exhibit use and maintenance of chemical spraying equipment is preferred.
  • Understand watering requirements for lawns, trees, plants and various types of soil preferred.
  • Has the skill in or ability to learn the proper use, care and maintenance of assets such as hand, power and motorized tools including chainsaws, tree climbing gear, rigging equipment, aerial lift units, chippers, stump grinders, and snow and ice management equipment.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate verbally; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Has the ability to work productively without supervision within established policies and procedures service.
  • Has the ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or have the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Perks of Employment at South Suburban

  • Comprehensive Medical Package
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.