Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District - Forestry Technician
Salary Range: $44,000 – $58,000
The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District is accepting applications for a full-time Forestry Technician. Under the general guidance of the Landscape Foreman the successful applicant will be part of a highly motivated parks maintenance team. The Forestry Technician will be responsible for a variety of duties in the maintenance and care of trees and shrubs in the District’s parks and greenbelts. Duties include trimming, pruning, removing and planting trees and shrubs; identifying hazardous and defective trees and implementing corrective measures; implementing and maintaining a tree inventory; identifying diseases and insects in trees and shrubs and treating with mechanical and/or chemical means; operating a bucket truck, chipper and stump grinder; climbing trees by means of rope and saddle to accomplish necessary arboreal maintenance; watering and fertilizing trees and shrubs; assisting Mechanic with routine maintenance and repair of chain saws, chipper, stump grinder and other hand tools. Applicant should have three years of increasingly responsible experience in Urban Forestry, or any combination of education and/or work experience that has provided the knowledge and abilities necessary for excellent job performance. Must be able and willing to work in all types of weather and lift, move and carry objects in excess of 50 pounds. Members of the Parks Maintenance Team are expected to contribute to snow removal and seasonal special events and projects that may occasionally require working evenings and weekends. Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (Class ‘B’ CDL) and be insurable by the District’s insurance carrier. Selected applicant must successfully pass a physical exam and drug test and possess a clean driving record. Successful applicant must present an MVR before a firm offer of employment will be made.
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To apply, send an Employment Application, a one-page cover letter stating interest and qualifications as it relates to this position, and a resume with three professional references via email to email@example.com. Materials may also be mailed in a sealed envelope to KCRMD, Attn: Pat Malloy, 7676 S. Continental Divide Rd., Littleton, CO 80127. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Full Time Lead Maintenance Specialist-Large Tree Care
Salary: $39,250.00 - $47,100.00 Annually
Under direct supervision of the Large Tree Care Supervisor, assist in the scheduling, coordinating, directing, assigning and evaluating of annual, monthly and day to day work plans and personnel associated with the District's large tree care program, which includes, but is not limited to: tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding and includes tree support systems as well as participating in forestry-related special events. Assist Supervisor and other Forestry, Horticulture and Graphical Information System team members with mapping District assets, personnel training, snow removal, storm damage response, mosquito control, special projects and maintaining a safe work environment.Job Requirements
Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or its equivalent. A Technical School certification or AS or BS college degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, or related science degree, is highly desirable. Three years of experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, forestry, or utility tree trimming with a focus on tree climbing, rope use, knots, rigging, felling, bucking and limbing, tree pruning and tree removal, chainsaw use and maintenance, EAB sampling/treatment and tree inventorying. Highly desirable skills and knowledge are: tree identification, ability to use field data collection devices to maintain maintenance records, and the use of developing technology to inspect and maintain trees. Snow and ice removal and mosquito control experience is helpful. A combination of experience and education may be considered.
Forty-hour work week, Monday through Friday. Hours vary seasonally: 6:30am – 3:00pm or 7:00am – 3:30pm. Occasionally there may be 4-day, 10-hour work weeks. Work hours are subject to change, as needed, to complete work assignments. Occasional holidays, weekends, and evenings may be required.
Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.
Applications may be filed at www.sspr.org/employment