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Qualified applicants must apply via our website by downloading an application packet at www.cityofcovington.org or may apply in person at the City of Covington, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position performs tree clearance/pruning work to cut and remove trees, limbs, branches, brush and other obstacles in the close proximity of electric lines operating at voltages of 12,470, or more, and elsewhere on City streets and other property as may be required.
Tree Trimmer I (GD 12)
• Entry Level
Tree Trimmer II (GD 13)
• Skilled (minimum of three (3) years) in the performance of tree work from climbers (“hooks”).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Skilled in usage of a bucket truck at heights of up to 70 feet.
• Skilled in the performance of tree work from climbers (“hooks”).
• Skills in performing clearance work near energized power lines.
• Skilled in routine maintenance of tools and equipment.
• Performs related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and
(B) Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in tree clearance/pruning work, at least one of which should have been at the level of trimmer or better, and
(C) Minimum of one-year experience in bucket work; or
(D) Any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Considerable knowledge of proper tree pruning methods, tree growth patterns, and safe clearance techniques.
• Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment.
• Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions;
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to observe proper safety precautions;
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, and the public;
• Ability to drive and operate light equipment under varying conditions.
Flagging certification or the ability to obtain the same in 1 year of appointment. Must possess a valid class B or above Georgia driver’s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle record for the past 3 years. Must be insurable by the City of Covington motor vehicle insurance carrier.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Motorized vehicles and equipment, including a bucket truck, climbers (‘hooks’), chain and poles saws, mechanized brush chippers, hand tools and other equipment appropriate to this type of work.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibrations. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.p >