City of Franklin Parks Department; Forestry Technician I; TN

City of Franklin
Franklin, TN
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Full time Positions
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Under supervision, assists in work associated with the planting, care and maintenance, and removal of trees on City-owned property, parks, and rights-of-way. This job requires the use of specialized equipment associated with urban forestry. Essential Job Duties • Operates various equipment and tools which are used for daily tree work projects. • Operates equipment and tools in a safe and effective manner. • Performs heavy manual labor on varied assignments • Assist with implementing work zone safety procedures. • Assist with pruning and maintaining trees on city property, parks, and right-of-way. • Assist with planting, transplanting, watering, fertilization, and applying mulch. B. Maintains and transports equipment • Performs general inspections of all equipment including fluids, belts, and filters. • Performs general maintenance of all equipment including cleaning, greasing, sharpening. • Clean and maintain all work and equipment storage areas. • Loads and unloads all equipment for transporting to work sites. Primary challenges of this position include: • Understanding good arboriculture practices. • Being able to work with and maintain a wide variety of trees. Operates and maintains chainsaws, pole saws, woodchippers, stump grinders, commercial-grade lawn mower, string trimmer, and blowers
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a High School Diploma or GED, plus six months to one year of related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certifications: TN Driver’s License EOE/Drug-free Workplace
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