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Forestry Worker MEOI/Laborer

Company: City of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Working Supervisor performs a variety of manual labor tasks required in urban forestry. Primarily assists in all aspects of tree planting within the urban environment, including opening tree wells in sidewalks, soil remediation, tree installation, compost tea application, mulching, watering, and aftercare. Assists Tree Climbers by handling ropes and guiding tree limbs to the ground; prunes trees and shrubs; cuts down trees and shrubs, chops and saws limbs; cleans up after work is completed and keeps tools clean, sharp, and in operational condition. Operates pick-up trucks, dump trucks, panel trucks and bucket trucks or other vehicles with a rated capacity of 26,001 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
At least one year of experience in related field
Arborist certification strongly preferred.
Must possess a current and valid Commercial Driver's License Classification B
Must present a valid Department of Transportation medical certificate.
Must possess a satisfactory driving record
Candidates must also provide, upon interview, a copy of their unattested driving record, obtainable at the RMV and dated within the previous six months
Candidates may need to register with the FMCSA Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register
All candidates will participate in an on-road driving assessment as part of the interview process.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: All labor positions, skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled in the Cambridge Department of Public Works require a combination of: Lifting between 25-100 pounds, proper bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, climbing, dragging, and pulling.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Exposure to all weather conditions. Work in a moderate to high noise level environment caused by sound of machinery or powered equipment being used. Occasional odor may occur during the course of work. Required to adhere to all safety rules and regulations as well as dress code policies. Perform other related duties as assigned.
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Urban Forestry and Landscapes
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:
Competitive Health, Dental and Vision benefits
Vacation and sick leave eligible
Sick Incentive Pay eligible
3 Personal Days
13 Paid Holidays
Clothing Allowance, $1000 per year
RATE: $21.25 - $29.15 per hour + excellent benefits (Additional hourly compensations for the attainment of the Arborist certification and 2A Hoisting License) (rate effective 07/01/2021)
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Internal applicants with permanent civil service status should submit job bidding form, resume and letter of interest, external applicants must complete a Labor Service Application available from and returned to the Personnel Dept., Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Fax: (617) 349-4312 or return by email to employment@cambridgema.gov
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
PDN-93a70656-0176-4d5d-ac43-5f8f2107846f

Keywords: City of Cambridge, Cambridge , Forestry Worker MEOI/Laborer, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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