Pay Range 11 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$14.6795$22.0037
Hourly (42 hrs.)$13.9805$20.9559
Hourly (56 hrs.)$10.4854$15.7170

Tree Trimmer I

Range: $30,533.38 - $45,767.77 (11)
Position Number: 6118

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical duties in the trimming and removal of trees in support of the installation, maintenance, and repair of the electric distribution system.
Trims and removes trees to protect city electrical lines; clears right of way for the installation of new lines; cuts limbs and operates chipper.
Climbs utility poles to repair and maintain electrical distribution equipment.
Maintains equipment, including bucket truck, saws, ropes, climbing gear, saddle, pruners, axe, and safety gear.
Places barricades and signs at job sites.
Trims and digs out protruding tree roots.
Responds to after-hours emergency calls.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the equipment, materials, principles and practices used in the safe trimming and removal of trees.
Knowledge of relevant safety procedures and guidelines.
Skill in the use of hydraulic saw, chain saw, weight lines and other equipment used in the pruning and removal of trees.
Skill in the operation of a bucket truck and digger derrick.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Lead Tree Trimmer assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, OSHA standards, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related duties in the pruning and removal of trees. Work performed in inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to assist in the trimming and removal of trees in support of the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric distribution equipment.  Success in this position provides for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of electric utilities.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders and utility poles, operates tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated and a valid driver’s license is required with the ability to acquire a Class A CDL within six months of hire.

Rev 12/14