Job Title: Arborist
Closing Date: 01/12/2018
Education Required: High School Graduate/GED
Experience Required: 2-5 Years
Salary: $16.73 - $17.73/hr.
How to apply: A City application (required) and resume (encouraged) must be submitted to: Human Resources, 2101 O'Neil Avenue, Room 103, Cheyenne, WY 82001 or completed online at: https://www.cheyennecity.org/jobs.aspx. For more information call (307) 637-6428.
Job Description: Background: Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division is charged with maintaining approximately 12,000 city-owned trees, including trees in parks, golf courses, cemeteries, along the greenway and on city properties. The forestry division provides a full complement of tree care services, including planting, mulching, watering, insect and disease identification and treatment, pruning and removals. The division consists of 8 ful-time staff who are trained and qualified to implement these services to ensure city-owned trees receive the best of care.
Job Summary: Performs technical duties in the field of arboriculture and general forestry work to maintain the health, safety, and aesthetics of public trees in the City of Cheyenne. Responds to tree-related hazards, emergencies, and storm events, some of which may occur outside a normal work schedule. Proficiently and safely operates vehicles, equipment and tools in support of tree maintenance and tree planting. For complete job description go to: https://www.cheyennecity.org/jobs.aspx
Work environment: Work is performed outside most of the time, under varying and extreme weather conditions. Ability to work in environmental conditions which may include excessive noise; dust, pollen, gases, oils solvents and chemicals including a variety of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. Work also involves the ability to perform duties at a variety of heights. Work may be performed on weekends; overtime and adjusted schedules may also be required.
Qualifications: Associate or Bachelor's degree in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, or other closely related field or study; OR high school diploma or equivalent AND minimum of two years of verifiable prior job experience working in arboriculture/urban forestry.
Selection Process: Job description review, personal interview, reference checks, criminal background check and substance screening.