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Arborist - Part Time

City of Newburgh,  NY

Department of Public Works
Provisional Appointment Pending Civil Service Exam
Starting Salary: $29,884

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Website; https://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/Jobs.aspx

Contact Phone:877-411-7601

  • GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
    Plans, organizes and facilitates all urban forestry activities in the City of Newburgh including acquisition, planting, growing, maintenance and designation of trees and shrubs for removal on City owned property.DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
    This is work involves the responsibility for the inspecting and determination of appropriate treatment and maintenance of trees, shrubs and flowerbeds on all City owned property. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent with considerable independence within departmental and horticultural guidelines. Performs other duties as assigned.EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)
    • Develops and maintains goals and policies related to urban forestry, including protection, maintenance, and expansion of a sustainable urban forest.
    • Plans, organizes and facilitates all urban forestry activities in the City of Newburgh including acquisition, planting, growing, maintenance and designation of trees and shrubs for removal.
    • Inspects trees, develops a tree inventory and determines appropriate action.
    • Receives and responds to complaints regarding City trees and shrubs.
    • Prepares and maintains street tree master plan and prepares written reports for City commissions and committees as required.
    • Enforces ordinances and regulations governing the planting, maintenance, protection and removal of trees and shrubs on all City streets, parks and other city owned property, as well as private tress that may impact City right of way.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Good knowledge of urban forestry principles and best horticultural management practices.
    • Good knowledge of tree maintenance and arboriculture
    • Good knowledge of pesticides and their application
    • Good knowledge of insects and diseases that affect trees and shrubs
    • Good knowledge of local tree and shrub species and ability to identify same
    • Good knowledge of tree physiology and pathology
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Physical ability commensurate with the demand of the position

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either;A. Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, horticulture, forestry or closely related field and one year of experience in urban and community forestry related activities such as working in tree care operations, tree planting and maintenance or tree protection and enforcement. Or;
B. Associate’s Degree in environmental science, horticulture, forestry or closely related field and three years of experience in urban and community forestry related activities such as working in tree care operations, tree planting and maintenance or tree protection and enforcement.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION:1. Possession of valid NYS Driver's License. Applicants must possess such license at the time of appointment and throughout tenure.2. Possession of current certification as a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture within 1 year of permanent appointment.3. Possession of current certification as a Category 3 and 3A Pesticides Applicator, issued by NYSDEC, within 1 year of appointment.Apply by February 16, 2024 in person at 123 Grand Street or online at:https://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/Jobs.aspx
CITY OF NEWBURGH – AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are core values to the City of Newburgh, where there is a strong commitment to establishing and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. These values are promoted through the daily practice of professionalism, respect, acceptance and understanding. As such, City residents along with women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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