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Laborer

Company: Town of Windsor
Location: Windsor
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

NATURE OF WORK As a member of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Division, Individuals in this position performs semi-skilled work in the operation and maintenance of the urban forest including the use of hand tools, power tools and various equipment Most positions require that the individual work Monday through Friday, which may also require weekend and evening hours on a regular or occasional basis. This temporary employment may be scheduled through the year on a full-time, 40-hour per week basis, depending on the needs of the Town. However, this position is time-limited, work generally occurs during a six-month period, and hours worked generally do not exceed 1,040 hours during that time-limited, temporary seasonal period of employment. Individuals in the position are required to perform work in a manner consistent with and exemplary of the Towns PRIDE philosophies and the Towns Equal Opportunity Employment policy. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Individuals work under the direct supervision/leadership of the Town Forester to carry out assigned duties, functions, roles, and projects in both routine and complex circumstances. Individuals report directly to the Town Forester. SUPERVISION/LEADERSHIP EXERCISED No supervisory responsibilities or control exercised. Essential job Functions Hiring Range : Depends on experience. Starting/base wage is $13.93 per hour. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The individual in the Forestry Laborer role is assigned specific assignments, job duties, scope, authority, responsibility, roles and requirements as determined by the Town, department, division, and pursuant to laws, regulation and practices. Individuals in this position must be able to successfully perform, be responsible for, and/or assist in the fulfillment of many job functions and duties, with or without reasonable accommodation. The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive: Repairs irrigation systems, inspects for leaks and assures water timing is appropriate so as to not interfere with public usage of parks and open spaces. Plants, cares for, and protects trees by assuring proper location, area supplies root and canopy space and the appropriate soil quality & water supply. Assist with measuring and marking trees and collects data on tree conditions Performs maintenance at tree nursery that includes all tree maintenance functions Assists with identifying defective trees such as diseased and insect damaged trees and shrubbery Assists with hazard tree analysis. Reports trees that are hazardous, (hanging branches and fallen tree limbs) Ensures safety regulations and procedures are adhered to. Performs related work as required and assigned. Conducts tree inventories Completes reports as necessary Performs pre and post inspections on vehicles and equipment OTHER DUTIES Depending on organizational need, additional duties may include the following: Performs research as directed, such as discovering new technology or tools, market research, etc. Performs related duties as established by law/ordinance or reasonably directed by the Town. Assists other Town departments/divisions, as necessary. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Ability to safely operate various forestry and parks related equipment and tools Knowledge of basis plant maintenance Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the Town of Windsor and the department. Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public. Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures. Ability to react quickly and accurately in emergency situations. Ability to maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations. Ability to communicate professionally, clearly and effectively with people inside and outside the organization using verbal and written methods. Ability to perform the necessary functions of the position and to make appropriate decisions consistent with the job expectations and position description. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to handle reasonably necessary stress. Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices. MATERIALS and EQUIPMENT USED Materials and equipment used include, but may not be limited to the following: Equipment : Position requires use of a variety of equipment: brush chipper, aerial lift truck, tree spade, chainsaw, tractor, backhoe, loader, rototiller, dump truck, truck and trailer, weed whip, chemical sprayers and various hand and power tools. Materials : Position requires use of a variety of materials: fertilizer, pesticides, soil and mulch EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND FORMAL TRAINING Must be at least 18 years of age High school diploma or GED Experience and education in landscaping, arboriculture, forestry and related fields are preferred but not required LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES Must have a current Colorado Drivers License or the ability to obtain one upon hire, that meets the Town of Windsors standards. ISA and/or CLT certification preferred but not required Additional Information WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The physical activities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. The physical requirements of this position are considered Heavy Work , exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment; determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures. The employee may be subject to the following environmental conditions: inside, such an office setting; outside, with little to no effective protection from weather; extreme cold, typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour; extreme heat, temperatures typically above 100 degrees of periods of more than one hour; subject to noise and vibration. The employee is subject to hazards, including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system, or the skin. This position is not considered safety sensitive because the individual does not operate a commercial motor vehicle, as a regular function of his/her daily job duties. Note: This position description is not intended to be an exclusive list of all of the requirements, duties, tasks, roles or responsibilities associated with the position. Nothing in this position description restricts the Towns ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. The Town of Windsor will make all reasonable accommodations to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity in employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Town is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, creed, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the Town is a drug free workplace, the Town will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the Town while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

Keywords: Town of Windsor, Denver , Laborer, Other , Windsor, Colorado

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