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8/30/2019
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UTILITY ARBORIST
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City of Redding | Redding, CA
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Job Description

Utility Arborist


SALARY: $30.95 - $30.95 Hourly
$2,476.00 - $2,476.00 Biweekly
$5,364.67 - $5,364.67 Monthly
$64,376.00 - $64,376.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/23/19
CLOSING DATE: 09/19/19 11:59 PM


DESCRIPTION:
The City of Redding is establishing an eligibility list to fill a current full-time vacancy, as well as
subsequent vacancies that occur during the life of the list. The Utility Arborist prunes, shapes, and
removes trees and vegetation using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment; operates aerial
devices; and works from elevated platforms.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Operate aerial devices, brush chippers, and works from elevated platforms; prune, shape and
remove trees, including tree pruning in close proximity to high voltage power lines, using gas,
hydraulic and power chain saws, rope rigging, other hand tools and equipment; clear and remove
limbs, branches and vegetation in close proximity to high and low voltage power lines, poles and
transformers; hang banners and other special projects for City departments requiring an aerial
device; clean, sharpen and maintain tools and equipment; may be called to duty outside regular
work hours for both scheduled and emergency work; will be required, on occasion, to climb trees to
remove vegetation and prune trees; apply Tree Growth Regulators (TGR's); and perform related
duties as assigned.


TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of: Modern tree pruning methods and safety practices with regard to high and low
voltage line clearance work.
Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and other employees; skillfully operate an aerial device;
operate gas and hydraulic powered saws, pruners; operate chipper and stump removal equipment;
work effectively in precarious positions at heights significantly above the ground; perform tree
rescue; and perform moderate and heavy physical labor, including lifting in excess of 50 pounds.
Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required
knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a high school diploma or
equivalent. Typical experience would include two years of line clearance tree trimming experience.
Special Requirements: Must meet CAL/OSHA Title 8 requirements for line clearance tree trimming
(18 months minimum experience). Must currently possess and maintain certification as a "Certified
Arborist" issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (copy of certification must be attached
to employment application - see Application Process below). Possession of California Class B
driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCESS:
Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. exam invitations, exam results)
will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address provided on your employment application. Please be
sure to provide your current and complete e-mail address. Check your inbox as well as your spam
folder for correspondence as your e-mail provider or personal settings may flag the e-mail as spam.
Contact the Personnel Department with any questions.


Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application with a copy
of required ISA Arborist certification by the closing date and time in order to be considered.
Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and
receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score.
To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge,
WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.


Incomplete applications may not be processed. Meeting the announced requirements does not
guarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed by subject matter
experts and those applicants found best qualified will be tested.


Test Requirements: The examination process may include a written examination, practical exercise,
oral board interview, or any combination thereof.


Please contact the Personnel Department by the closing date if you require accommodation in the
interview/examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to
accommodation.


AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
APPLICATIONS M A Y BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.c ityofredding.org
777 Cypress  avenue
Redding, C A 96001
(530) 225-4065
personnel@cItyofredding.org
Position #835E 853 082019

Utility Arborist Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you understand that if you do not attach your valid ISA Arborist certificate by the closing date,
you will not be considered for this position?
I understand and have attached a copy of my valid ISA Arborist certificate. I also understand
that if I contact Personnel prior to the closing date, they can verify the certificate is attached or
assist me if I have difficulties attaching my certificate.
I did not attach a valid ISA Arborist certificate, and I understand that in not doing so I will not
continue in the examination process.
* Required Question


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