Forestry Specialist

Application Deadline

Location

Holden , Massachusetts

TOWN OF HOLDEN NOTICE OF VACANCY DEPARTMENT: HOLDEN MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENT JOB CLASSIFICATION: Forestry Specialist

SALARY RANGE: Hourly pay commensurate with experience Full time 40 hours/week

BENEFITS: VACATION - two weeks after 1 year of continuous service depending on how many weeks worked in previous calendar year; three weeks after five years; four weeks after ten years; five weeks after twenty years. Vacation is earned on the anniversary date of the first year of employment and thereafter is credited as of January 1.

SICK LEAVE: After six months you will accumulate 6 days and will be credited with 1 day per month thereafter to a maximum of 180 days.

PERSONAL DAYS: 3 days per fiscal year commencing after six months of employment. Worcester Regional Retirement System; Health Insurance and Life Insurance available.

HOLIDAYS: 11 paid holidays per year.

SUBJECT TO: One year probationary period Union Agency Shop Successful completion of Pre-employment Physical Drug/Alcohol screening required

NATURE OF WORK: Assists Forestry Foreman/Tree Warden in maintaining Holden’s primary and secondary utility lines, town trees, and trimming of grounds, including removal and replanting of trees. Maintains forestry equipment and facilities. Operates a variety of hand and power tools, equipment and vehicles including chippers, chainsaws, hydraulic pruners, bucket trucks. Will utilize roping and rigging equipment while assisting the Forestry Foreman with climbing operations. Also may assist line crews with digging, conduit installation, clean up, etc. Performs other related duties as assigned. Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates and other employees of the department and the general public. Requires the ability to perform duties under varying weather conditions for extended periods of time. Willing and able to work overtime. Full compliance with NESC, OSHA, DOT and HMLD safety procedures is required. Minimum Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent; possess or have the ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (with air brake endorsement) within a year; possess or have the ability to obtain a Massachusetts hydraulic license (1B) and EHAP certification. Previous experience in the forestry field/tree climbing, utility pruning, and certified Arborist preferred.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: OFFICE OF TOWN MANAGER, STARBARD BUILDING, 1204 MAIN STREET, HOLDEN, MA 01520. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: _7/17/2019_

****FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: TOWN MANAGER’S OFFICE**** STARBARD BUILDING, HOLDEN MA 01520 (508) 210-5501 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THE TOWN OF HOLDEN DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE HANDICAPPED