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Tree Trimmer-heavy Truck Driver (BC-07)

City and County of Honolulu
Waipahu, Hawaii, US
Closing date
Dec 15, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Position Information

Performs skilled work in trimming, pruning, planting, transplanting, spraying and caring for shade and ornamental trees and shrubs; operates a heavy truck and other mechanized equipment; and performs other related duties as required.

Additional Job Information

At time of application, you must be a citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment.

EffectiveAugust 16, 2021, all candidates must meet the City and County of Honolulu's COVID-19 vaccination mandate requirements.

* Subject to funding availability.*

1) Only ONLINE applications will be accepted.

2) Paper applications will NOT be accepted.

Thereare four (4) vacancies with theDepartment of Parks and Recreation,Division of Urban Forestry. This position is required to respond to emergency work which includes working in storms, working under or near fallen trees, exposure to traffic under poor visibilityconditions, securing area of electric lines felled by trees, and off-road conditions during work hours and after hours (nights, weekends and holidays).List may be used to fill future vacancies in thisdepartment.

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Minimum Qualification Requirements


Experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to show competence in the care and maintenance of grounds and landscaped areas, including the trimming, pruning and care of trees and shrubs, and some truck driving.

Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of proper tree trimming techniques and practices; common tree diseases and infestations;the use of appropriate insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers; and demonstrated the ability to climb trees with or without spikes; diagnose and treat conditions harmful to trees; and operate heavy trucks.


AT THETIMEOF APPLICATION, the following license and certificates are required:

1. Valid commercial driver's license with proper endorsements(The current vacancy requires a CDL Class B or higher).

2. Current State Department of Transportation medical examination certificate.

3.Current Certified Arborist or Tree Worker(International Society of Arboriculture) certificate.

Verification Requirement: You must submit a copy of yourvalid CDL Class B or higher, current DOT medical examination certificate, andcurrent Certified Arborist or Tree Worker (ISA) certificatewithin 7 days of filing this application. Mail or drop off: Department of Human Resources, 650 South King Street, 10th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Prior to Appointment:

4. Current Certificate of Fitness for Crane and Hoist Operator.

Prior to Completion of Probation:

5. Obtain and maintain current First Aid/CPR and AED certificates.

NOTE: All of the above license and certificates must be maintained on a current basis.

Examination Process

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION: In addition to meeting the above minimum qualifications, your application will be further evaluated. Your score will be based on the quality, quantity, and/or recency of your training and experience.


Training and Experience Evaluation..........................................100%
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