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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$40,747.20 - $61,131.20 Annually


475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





12/10/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Brief Description

Brief Description of the Job
Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Trees, trims and removes trees on City property and rights-of-way, grinds stumps, installs and removes special event banners in the Central Business District (CBD), and maintains holiday lights within the trees along Main Street. Assists with special event operations as assigned. Provides after hours support during storm related emergencies to include clearing roads, rights-of-way, parks, and other City areas related to damage caused by fallen or broken trees. Utilizes heavy equipment, including bucket trucks, in the performance of job duties. On call for tree emergencies and weather related events.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Prune & Remove Trees (70%): Remove and prune trees on the Citys property and rights-of-way utilizing rigging equipment and bucket trucks as necessary. Adhere to the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) 300A pruning standards. Perform tree preservation work such as plant health care, cabling and bracing, root collar excavations, and root pruning. Grind all stumps once tree removal is complete. Properly dispose of removed trees and limbs to include grinding or hauling away. Set up work zones in conjunction with SCDOT/City safety guidelines. Follow all ANSI Z133 safety requirement for arboricultural operations.

Provide Storm Related Clean-up (15%): Cleanup tree debris caused by storm related events to include the removal of trees that have fallen from City property on to roads and/or private property.

Support Special Projects (15%): Install and remove street pole banners within the central business district in accordance with the Citys special event schedule. Assist with the set-up and clean-up of special events and assist with various City related projects. Provide ongoing maintenance and replacement of lights within the trees along Main Street.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate Degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, or related field preferred.

Experience: Over four years of experience in bucket truck operations, tree pruning, and tree removal are required. Climbing experience preferred.

Certifications Required: ISA Certified Arborist preferred. SC Non-commercial Pesticide License Category 3 preferred.

Drivers License Required: Must have or obtain a valid South Carolina Commercial Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire. Must have or obtain a valid Class B South Carolina Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with air brake provisions within 3 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • ANSI Z133 Safety Requirements for Arboriculture Operations.
  • ANSI 300A Standards for proper tree care.
  • Rigging with ropes, blocks, lowering devices, and cranes.
  • Proper felling techniques.
  • Tree, pest, and disease identification.
Ability to:
  • Read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies.
  • Deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
  • Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
  • Document work performed through work management system.
  • Rig tree parts safely to ground.
  • Assess trees for dangerous conditions such as power lines, cavities, weak attachments and downed tree pressure points.
  • Formulate work plan based on the environment of the tree removal or pruning and convey work plan to workers on site.
  • Operate the tools and equipment listed below.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Bucket truck (CDL and non-CDL), chain saw, hand saw, front end loader, backhoe, chains, hand tools, pole saws, ropes, and lowering devices. Dump truck (CDL), skid steer, ditch witch, stump grinder, chipper, large sprayer, spider lift, and excavator. Computer and related software, phones, two-way radio, map software, and work management software.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Constant exposure to mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and physical danger. Frequent exposure to chemical hazards. Occasional exposure to fire hazards. Rare exposure to explosives.

Protective Equipment Required: Helmet, gloves, eye protection, ear protection, steel toe boots, safety vest, chainsaw chaps, bee suit, spray mask, fall harness, and climbing rope.

Physical Demands
Continuously requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, vision, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires foot controls, bending, crouching, and twisting. Occasionally requires fine dexterity, sitting, reaching, handling, and balancing. Rarely requires crawling. Very Heavy strength demands include exerting over 100 pounds occasionally, 50-100 pounds frequently, or from 20 up to 50 pounds constantly.

Mental Demands
Frequently requires time pressures, emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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