Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/27/23
Applications Due: 10/07/23
Vacancy ID: 140229

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleTree Pruner (Region 8, Montgomery)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade08

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $46886 to $46886 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Orange

Street Address Highway Maintenance

106 Neelytown Road

City Montgomery


Zip Code12549

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Six months of experience climbing and pruning trees and, at the time of appointment, the candidate must meet the physical and medical standards set by the Director of Employee Health Service.

Must possess a Commercial Driver’s License and be able to operate a large dump truck under snow and ice conditions.

Duties Description Under the direct or indirect supervision of a Tree Pruner Supervisor, tree pruners perform a variety of tasks in the care and maintenance of trees under supervision, including but not limited to the following:
• Climbs trees using climbing equipment or uses a bucket truck to reach branches to be trimmed or removed;
• Rigs ropes and tackle for self, tools and for removing parts of the tree;
• Cuts down trees using chain saws; Operates chippers, log loaders, bucket trucks and other heavy equipment; applies herbicides to kill brush and weeds; Lubricates, adjusts, cleans and otherwise maintains the tools and equipment used;
• Performs one person plowing and snow and ice functions during the winter season.

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations

Additional Comments The starting salary for Tree Pruner is $57,286. This amount is comprised of the base salary of $46,886 with an additional geographic pay differential of $10,400, specific to this title and location.

Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title. 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

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Highway Maintenance

Telephone 845-437-3332


Email Address


Street NYS Department of Transportation

4 Burnett Blvd

City Poughkeepsie

State NY

Zip Code 12603


Notes on ApplyingQualified and interested candidates should complete the Region 8 Application for Posted Positions, form P2 (available at work location) and return no later than October 7, 2023 directly to the address of the Group listed below:
NYS Department of Transportation Highway Maintenance Group
4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603