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Forestry Grounds and Facilities Maintenance Specialist

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville

Operations
Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Description
CLASS SUMMARY:
This is the fourth of seven levels in the Grounds and Facilities Maintenance series. Incumbents drive and operate commercial vehicles including: chipper truck, skid steer, bucket truck, and one-ton pickups, as well as utilize equipment such as chainsaws and hand tools to complete various forestry-related projects.

***PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, CONCRETE WORK, OR CARPENTRY IS A PLUS BUT IS NOT REQUIRED. THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6, 2023, OR UNTIL FILLED.***
Example of Duties
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES:(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
  • Works with and maintains a wide variety of trees;
  • Under general supervision, uses comprehensive knowledge to perform work associated with the planting, care and maintenance, and removal of trees on City-owned property, parks, and rights-of-way;
  • Operates various equipment and tools which are used for daily tree work projects;
  • Prunes and maintains trees on City property, parks, and rights-of-way;
  • Performs planting, transplanting, watering, fertilization, and mulching projects;
  • Loads and unloads all equipment for transporting to work sites;
  • Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work;
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Typical Qualifications
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.), one year of related tree trimming experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Supplemental Information
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license required; CDL license preferred.
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
  • Procedures and methods related to area of assignment;
  • Applicable equipment, materials, and tools used in grounds maintenance activities;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions and general equipment and maintenance principles;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Inventory principles;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications;
  • Safe work practices.
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Tree maintenance;
  • Completing (or willing to learn) labor, trades, construction, and/or repair projects;
  • Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment;
  • Performing trades maintenance activities;
  • Reading blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings;
  • Applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Monitoring and maintaining inventory;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking hearing, seeing,  and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, bloodborne pathogens, and chemicals.

NOTE:
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.