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Location City of Griffin  

This position is for the specially trained professional who deals with the art and science of planting, caring, maintaining, and diagnosing trees, shrubberies, and other woody plant life on City grounds including right-of-ways. The Arborists will assess the condition of woody plants by providing a diagnosis for potential diseases while ensuring proper care and maintenance. Tree pruning and trimming, drought mitigation, fertilization, application of insect and disease control products will be required. Essential duties include:

  • Performs various tree maintenance tasks including trimming, pruning, planting and removing damaged or diseased trees.
  • Applies pesticides as required using appropriate spraying techniques.
  • Repairs damaged trees using cables and other appropriate techniques.
  • Operates heavy tree-related equipment, including, but not limited to, saws, stump removers, hi-rangers, aerial lifts, spraying equipment and grapple trucks. Reports indications of mechanical problems with equipment to supervisors.
  • Performs manual labor related to equipment operation and maintenance activities.
  • Responsible for the operation of a variety of medium to heavy construction tasks and equipment.
  • Completes routine reports on work performed and equipment used as requested.
  • Assures the maintenance of safe work areas and equipment, promptly corrects work hazards, as necessary. Investigates and reports all work related injuries immediately, complies with all safety rules and attends appropriate safety programs.
  • Promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
  • Performs related duties and manual labor as assigned.
  • The ability to lead, and organize activities each Arbor Day.
  • Coordination of tree studies and implementation of recommendations given.
Position Requirements
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state guidelines.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a variety of equipment.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software.
  • Knowledge of State requirements to possess a pesticide license.
  • Knowledge of and skills required for tree maintenance.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and implantation of solutions.
  • Skill in prioritizing, directing and coordinating the work of city personnel.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in utilizing GIS software.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in communicating with the general public.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two year degree in a related field and two years of related experience, or a four year degree in related field and one year of related experience.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in an arboricultural field. Certified Arborist preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia. Class B or Class A license, preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience in the operation of medium to heavy duty vehicles and maintenance equipment.
  • Minimum one year experience in the proper use and handling of pesticides.
  • Current possession of State Pesticide Operator’s License, or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • Minimum of three years of customer service experience, including the ability to deal tactfully with the public on sensitive issues.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime hours as planned.
  • Ability to work unplanned, emergent after-hours as necessitated by weather/accident situations.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement The City of Griffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment to all people in aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or past or present membership in the Uniformed Services, applicants to the Uniformed Services, any protected concerted activity or any other legally protected status.

The City of Griffin is also proud to have the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
The City of Griffin is committed to a work environment that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Together, we strive to enrich our diversity and promote acceptance of the differences of others. We believe diversity strengthens our workforce and inclusion allows us to grow together. This growth will strengthen our work environment, our government, and our ability to serve our citizens.  
Hourly Rate of Pay minimum pay of $21.99 per hour with competitive benefits package  
About the Organization The City of Griffin recognizes that a quality, comprehensive pay and benefits package is a critical component in retaining skilled and seasoned employees, as well as recruiting new talent when needed. If you are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding place to work and are willing to work hard, we are the place for you!

"The City of Griffin shall be a model of excellence in local government: a safe, well planned community with equal opportunity for all." ~ Vision Statement

"In partnership with our community, the mission of the City of Griffin is to protect and enhance the quality of life by providing a high level of service in an efficient and responsive manner for all the citizens." ~ Mission Statement  

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