Accepting applicants for ARBORIST I with the City of Lewiston’s Public Works Department. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department or online at www.lewistonmaine.gov.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Department: Public Works
Division: Open Space/Tree Work
Barg. Unit: AFSCME- Public Works
Status: Full-Time 40+ hours/week
Grade: 5 $19.32 - $25.95/hour)
Full Job Description Available for Review Upon Request
SUMMARY: The Arborist performs a wide variety of landscaping maintenance and tree-related tasks, operates bucket trucks, stump grinder and related equipment needed to perform duties.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma, or equivalent, and at least five (5) years experience in tree-related work. Must have a valid State of Maine Arborist license, or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. Must possess a valid, State of Maine Class A CDL.
WORK ACTIVITIES: Performs tree work using various techniques, equipment and machinery. Acts as a crew leader. Installs landscaping for publicly owned property. Plants, waters and fertilizes trees, flowers and shrubs. Performs tree climbing and trimming with ropes, saddle and bucket truck. Grinds stumps and assists with stump removal cleanup. Performs hardscaping including tree well installation and repair. Takes an active role in snow removal and plow operations. Operates equipment such as loaders, backhoe loaders, plow equipment, asphalt rollers, sidewalk tractor, forklift, compactor and chipper, among others. Performs other duties as assigned.
Submit application with complete resume directly to the Department of Human Resources, City Hall 27 Pine Street Lewiston, ME 04240. Additional Human Resources contact information for email and fax submissions is available at lewistonmaine.gov > Human Resources > Terri-Lynn Bechard
Position will remain Open Until Filled. Only interviewed candidates will be notified. Prospective candidates MUST submit all required documents (cover letter, resume and City of Lewiston Job Application) at time of application. Incomplete position inquiries, including those without accurate contact information, will be rejected.
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