Forestry Ground Crew

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-796226
    • Job Location: Littleton, CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: November 11, 2021
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About this Opportunity!

Forestry Ground Crew Part-Time

$13.15 - $16.89 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 assisting 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.

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, and tree removals 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 eighteen (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.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit

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.