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Position Title: Tree Care Technician

Reports To: Forestry Manager

Requirements: City of Buffalo residency, NYS Driver’s License

No. of Direct Reports: 0

Position Summary:

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc.’s Tree Care Technician’s primary duties are to assist the forestry department with various tree care operations, such as planting, pruning, removing, training and protecting trees throughout the park system. Secondary duties include equipment maintenance and pesticide application.  This position extensively utilizes chainsaws, bobcats, chippers, stump grinders and tree climbing / rigging equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planting, pruning, training, protecting, and removing trees throughout the park system
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Invasive species management
  • Pesticide application

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Arboriculture, Environmental Science or related field.
    • or 3 years of equivalent work experience
  • Desire to learn and work as a team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and lift, push or pull up to 75 pounds
  • Experience with safe chainsaw operation and / or climbing technique is a plus
  • Driver’s License is a must; Class B Commercial Driver’s License is a plus

Working Conditions:

  • Full time – Mon thru Fri; 7am – 3pm; May require occasional evening or weekend hours, as needed
  • Primarily outdoor work. May work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Job duties require employee to bend, reach, stoop, climb, push, pull, stand and walk for extended periods as well as lift, push and/or pull up to 75 pounds
  • Position requires employee to drive distances between parks locations and to operate standard to heavy machinery

To apply, please email resume to [email protected] or send by mail to:

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
84 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

This job description is subject to change at any time and does not constitute a contract of employment. This job description is intended to identify and list the responsibilities, duties and qualifications most commonly associated with the position. This listing cannot be considered all-inclusive, as changing organizational circumstances can result in changes to some of those responsibilities, duties and qualifications. Further, every task supporting the functioning of the position may not be listed or not listed in detail. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc. is committed to diversity in the workplace. Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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