Forestry Maintenance Worker
Allen, TX 
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Job Description
Forestry Maintenance Worker
Salary
$15.82 - $19.38 Hourly
Location
Allen, TX
Job Type
Full Time
Department
PARK & RECREATION
Job Number
02416
Closing
Continuous
Description

The City:
With over 100,000 residents, the City of Allen is a dynamic and welcoming community. The City of Allen's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions and quality of life makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. The City of Allen has something to offer for everyone.

The City's Mission, is "To achieve excellence in managing development of the community and in providing city services so that conditions of living and public confidence are continually enhanced".

Our employees serve the citizens of Allen with the following values:

  • People First - Giving priority to others
  • Respect - Treating others with courtesy and dignity
  • Integrity - Serving with honesty, trust and hard work
  • Deliver - Following through on commitments while exceeding expectations
  • Excel - Creating an innovative and improving work environment

The purpose of this position is to provide maintenance for the City's forests and trees, and to support the parks, greenbelts, landscape, golf course and city facilities. This is accomplished by performing tree care operations such as; tree pruning, tree removal, cleanup and disposal of debris; operation of heavy equipment (including but not limited to tractors, trucks, aerial lifts, tree spades, and industrial wood chippers); operation of power equipment (including but not limited to chain saws, stump grinders, power-pruners, hedge trimmers, blowers, and tillers), as well as use of ladders and hand tools. Additional duties include landscaping operations such as; blowing leaves off trails, mulching flower beds and trees, emptying trash on greenbelt trails and removing mud and debris from trails when necessary. Other duties may include planting trees and annuals, documenting work completed and interfacing with other City employees and citizens.
Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
  • Performs tree care and maintenance by performing corrective pruning and general pruning as required, planting and removing of trees, identifying and assessing for diseases and defects of trees located in parks and on public grounds.
  • Operates and maintains potentially hazardous equipment, including chainsaws, to trim and remove trees; ensures equipment and machinery is operating safely and properly by performing preventative maintenance, identifying problems with equipment, replacing faulty or problematic parts and repairing equipment as needed.
  • Assists with landscape installations and maintenance by tilling beds and installing edging for color beds; assists with tractor operations for installations of new trees and completing work orders.
  • Educates citizens and other employees about field and park conditions by replying to questions and inquiries and directing citizens to the appropriate departments.
Job Requirements

Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or GED.

Experience
One year of relevant experience trimming and pruning trees, and general maintenance of trees. Preference for rigging and climbing knowledge and felling of trees.

Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Class C Drivers License.

Overall Physical Strength Demands
Heavy - Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.
Supplemental Information

Reading
Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Math
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Writing
Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Managerial
Receives immediate direction. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given.

Supervisory / Organizational Control
No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

Complexity
Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.

Health & Dental Insurance
The City of Allen offers a choice of two PPO Medical Plan options for full-time employees. Vision insurance is included through enrollment in either of these plans. Employees also have the option of participating in an indemnity Dental Plan. Coverage is available to all full-time employees and their dependents under these plans at group rates. Employee insurance coverage goes into effect the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.

Insurance Coverage
Basic Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment protection is provided to eligible full-time employees in the amount of one time the annual salary up to a maximum of $250,000 for each benefit.

Long-Term Disability Insurance is provided at no cost to full-time employees.

The City of Allen also offers optional programs that include Short-Term Disability, Voluntary Supplemental Life, Dependent Life and Voluntary AD&D insurance group rates.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Participation in Flexible Spending Accounts through payroll deduction for Health Care and Dependent Care expenses is also available for full time employees.

Wellness Program
The City of Allen administers a wellness program for full-time employees which provides premium reimbursement for participation in various wellness programs throughout the year.

Workers Compensation
All employees are covered by workers compensation for injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Holidays
Employees receive nine paid holidays per year, including one personal day.

Vacation
Employees with less than five years of service are eligible to earn 80 hours per year. An employee with five or more years of service is eligible to earn 120 hours per year. Employees with ten or more years of service are eligible for 160 hours per year.

Sick Leave
Employees earn 72 hours of sick leave per year. There is no limit to the amount of sick leave hours accrued.

Retirement
The City of Allen participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS): All full-time employees must participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. TMRS is a qualified tax deferred retirement plan under Section 401 of the IRS. Seven (7%) percent of gross earnings are deducted each payroll as a pre-tax deduction and deposited into the member account. When an employee becomes vested and retires, the City provides 2-to-1 matching contributions. The City of Allen also participates in Social Security.

Deferred Compensation
The City of Allen offers an optional deferred compensation 457 plan in which employees can contribute a portion of their salary, before taxes, to a retirement account.

Longevity
Employees who have been with the City of Allen at least a year receive $4 per month for every month worked.


The City of Allen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 4 years
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