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Utility Arborist

City of Westerville Electric Division - Westerville, OH , US

Starting Date :

Location of job:
Westerville, Ohio

Posted By: :
Barry Gierard, Utility Forester

Job Description:

OPENING DATE: 07/01/20
CLOSING DATE: 07/19/20
This is skilled technical work in the care and maintenance of trees. Work involves climbing,
trimming and removing trees, operating heavy equipment, chain saws, chippers, and other
power and hand tools and interacts with customers.
Work is performed under the general supervision of a Tree Crew Supervisor. Employee must be
able to make correct decisions regarding the removal of tree limbs from live electric lines during
tree trimming activities, in compliance with established safety procedures. The employee
provides guidance and direction to other employees assisting with tree removal jobs. Work is
reviewed through observation of completed projects for quality and adherence to policy.
(May not include all duties performed.)
Performs assignments of trimming and removing trees and stumps, broken and damaged limbs;
assures that proper safety precautions and procedures are followed.
Climbs trees; removes and trims trees, using specialized equipment and hand and power saws.
Follows industry recognized best management practices.
Trims and removes trees to assure adequate clearance for overhead utilities.
Removes split and damaged limbs from storm damaged trees; removes limbs from power lines;
removes trees and limbs fallen into streets.

7/1/2020 Job Bulletin

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/westerville/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2806257 2/3

Assesses pruning requirements of trees and easements; decayed or insect infested trees;
determines whether trees should be removed.
Operates bucket truck, pole pruners; operates a variety of standard power and hand tools and
specialized equipment such as chain saws, chippers; maintains, repairs, and replaces damaged
equipment such as chainsaws.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Possession of a high school diploma and three years of experience in tree work, especially with
regard to trimming trees; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that
provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Considerable knowledge of standard hand and power tools and equipment used in line-clearance
tree trimming activities.
Considerable knowledge of safety standards and practices relative to working near overhead
power lines.
Knowledge of tree trimming practices, techniques and equipment.
Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to operate equipment and trucks in a safe and effective manner.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including climbing trees, climbing ropes, bending,
stooping, reaching, and lifting heavy objects.
Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the general public.
Availability for twenty-four hour emergency call-ins.
Possession of a valid Ohio commercial Class A with Air Brakes Driver's License.
Possession of valid First Aid and CPR Training Certification.
Possession of a valid Electric Hazard Awareness Training Certification.
Possession of International Society of Arboriculture – Certified Arborist Certification.

Contact Information

Barry Gierard
138 E. Broadway Ave.
Westerville, OH 43043081Phone: 6149016719
Fax: NA