307-001 - TREE INSPECTOR
|Class Title: Tree Inspector |
Grade Number: 16M; $23.3626 per hour
Performs a variety of skilled inspections and administrative work to ensure trees in the public right of way are compliant with the Shade Tree Ordinance and free of any hazards to public safety. May also be asked to assist with snowplow operation.
Works under the supervision of the Construction Operations Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitor shade tree work being done in the City of Allentown in accordance with the Shade Tree Ordinance
Perform inspections on shade trees as assigned.
Provide concise reports on inspections as required for proper follow up.
Performs inspections for non-compliance.
Performs inspections on finished work.
Performs follow up phone calls or personal visits with property owners addressing their problems in a professional manner.
Attend monthly Allentown Shade Tree Commission meetings.
Inspect trees for sidewalk contractors and make recommendations.
Report impending problems to the Construction Operations Manager.
Assist in developing and maintaining tree inventory.
Assist in tree related grant writing and administration.
Complete the Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program.
Implement the South Mountain Forestry Stewardship Program.
Performs related work as required, including snow plow operation.
Education and Experience:
(A) High School Diploma or equivalent
(B) International Society of Arboriculture Certification
(C) Possession of a valid Pennsylvania CDL Class B Driver's License
(D) Three years' experience in tree maintenance
(E) Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
(F) Bi-lingual/Spanish preferred.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Knowledge of methods, tools and materials used in the maintenance of trees.
(B) Knowledge of the Allentown Shade Tree Ordinance.
(C) Ability to follow moderately complex oral and written instructions
(D) Ability to instruct others in proper pruning and tree maintenance procedures
(E) Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with individuals and groups with diplomacy and professionalism.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED (list all of the equipment that you use)
Requires intensive daily use of personal computer , tools used in the maintenance of trees, and city vehicle.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but could become loud at times.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.