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Arborist

Employer
Lake Forest
Location
Forest Lake, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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JOB
Work alongside a team of nine with supportive leadership that encourages professional growth and work-life balance. The comradery in our team makes for a great atmosphere - the days go by fast!STEADY WORKWork stability and great hours for a morning person! Monday-Friday 6:30am-3pm. 40 hours you can count on, weekends free. Rotating after-hours call list for emergencies. COMMUNITY SUPPORTOur community supports progressive greenspace stewardship, natural resource management and a diverse and healthy canopy. Awarded Tree City USA 41 years and counting! SEE YOUR IMPACTYour office is outdoors with a new view every day! Work where you can take pride in creating a healthy and diverse canopy.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
What You'll DoUrban forestry management; analyzing, planting, implementingTree removal, planting and trimmingTactical rigging and problem solving, trees are a puzzleClimbing with the use of rope and saddleIdentifying trees, insect pests, and diseasesLearn to identify and care for trees/shrubs common to the regionWork outdoors year-round in all weather conditionsPartners with Public Works snow removal programMaintenance of the City's Tree Inventory with TreePlotter softwareOperate the best tools and equipment including chippers, aerial lifts, log loaders and more.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
What We're Looking ForA passion for nature, the environment and the outdoorsPreferred: Background in Forestry (educational or hands on)Valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Class A CDL - We will pay for the cost of the exam and help you prepare!

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
What We OfferExcellent benefits package of employer funded and voluntary benefitsMedical, dental, vision, life and disability insurancePremiums $6/$72 biweekly (single/family)City funded HRA accountPaid time off, sick leave and holidaysRetirement pension (IMRF) - best funded state retirement planPaid training and continuing education programsIncluding arborist training and examVoluntary benefits: Aflac, Family Service EAP, Wellness Program
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