Minimum Qualifications Six (6) months of experience climbing and pruning trees AND must meet the physical and medical standards. Must possess a valid New York State Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License with no air brake restriction.
Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during the pre-employment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a basis for removal from employment.
Duties Description Under the direction of a Tree Pruning Supervisor, a Tree Pruner works as a member of a tree crew engaged in full-time tree operations, and uses equipment and tools such as chainsaws, climbing equipment, ropes, ladders, chippers, stump grinders and aerial boom trucks for the purposes of pruning, lopping, and felling trees along State Right of Way.
Duties include but not limited to: Prunes/trims branches using climbing equipment, rigs ropes and tackle for self, tools, and for limb or tree removal, cuts down trees using chain or hand saws, operates Aerial Boom trucks, operates chippers and stump grinders, maintains equipment, performs snow and ice control related duties which include operating a large dump truck with plow and salt spreader, must have climbing and tree removal experience. Responsibilities include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations. Candidate selected must be able to respond to emergency call outs within one (1) hour during inclement weather, including snow and ice conditions.
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