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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 7, 2019
Departmental Overview Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. The performs tasks requiring the highly specialized skills of the electrician trade.
The hours of work are Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM. - 3:00 P.M.
Responsibilities FIELD DUTIES
Work primarily outdoors under the supervision of the Lead Arborist. Follows ISA standards, proper safety procedures using appropriate PPE, Facilities Services Code of Conduct, and Grounds Services operating procedures. Inspects, climbs, cables, braces, prunes, and removes, trees and shrubs. Performs all clean-up activities associated with tree work.
Operates trucks and other tree industry equipment in the course of work.
Uses basic/advanced tree climbing techniques such as up and down, foot locking, aerial rescue, lateral/side-by-side; climbs trees using climbing aids and safety devices in the process of trimming trees
Works primarily with hand saw, pruning shears, chain saw wood chipper, Bobcat with grapple and stump grinder attachments, aerial lift, Hobs lowering device, and climbing and rigging ropes.
Maintains power tools, hand tools, ropes, rigging devices, and saddles. Cleans and sharpens tools and power saws. Cleans and systemizes trucks.
Inspects and diagnoses trees for various plant pathologies including bacterial and fungal diseases, insect problems, and nutritional deficiencies. Also inspects for construction damage, hazardous trees. Takes corrective action as required, and/or as assigned.
Responsibilities also include ensuring that proper pedestrian or vehicular traffic controls are in place when appropriate and that all safety measures and practices are in place and followed at all times.
Works cooperatively with other Facilities Services units, Capital Project staff, and other campus customers, and outside agencies such as PG&E and the City of Berkeley.
Annually recommends equipment and supplies required by the tree crew.
Attends ISA or WCISA sponsored events or reads articles/study guides to accumulate the appropriate amount of CEUs to maintain ISA Arborist certification.
Conducts and maintains inventory for equipment and tools
Fills out their time cards each day and prior to scheduled time off.
May train or assist in the training of personnel as assigned
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines.
Attend job-related and safety training as required.
Use required or appropriate PPE.
Follow appropriate safety procedures, and the proper use and care of equipment such as the chainsaw, wood chipper and aerial lift.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be a Certified Arborist or obtain certification within One year of Employment.
Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, and the general public.
Must be able to work cooperatively in a group setting.
Must know and follow the ANSI A300-Tree, Shrub, and other Woody Maintenance Standard and Pruning Practices, Part 1-Pruning and Part 3-Support Systems
Must know the sate and proper use of a hand saw, pruning shear, chain saw wood chipper, Bobcat with grapple and stump grinder attachments, aerial lift, Hobs lowering device, and climbing and rigging ropes.
Must be able to drive one-ton trucks the Hi-Ranger aerial lift, and proficiently position the wood chipper while driving in reverse.
Knowledge and ability to properly operate, and provide daily/weekly basic maintenance of landscape maintenance equipment such as: chain saw, and wood chipper.
Must have 2 years of experience in climbing trees, performing crown restoration, removing hazardous branches or trees, using rigging and related knots, and using tree trimming tools and equipment.
Must have the ability to work with CMMS system organization, management, and maintenance; general work order/ work flow management and asset maintenance (using CMMS software) Maximo Work Order System.
Must be proficient in tree climbing using climbing saddle and ropes, and also proficient in rigging.
Salary & Benefits The position is non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is set at step 1.0, $23.60.
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Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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