City of Ann Arbor
  • Forestry
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 12.12
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal



Nature of Work:  This is semi-skilled work including watering street trees and serving as a ground worker on various types of tree maintenance activities. Work involves performing necessary manual tasks on the ground to assist a tree trimming or removal operation, including picking up limbs and raking.  Operates chain saws, hand tools, assists in stump removal, traffic control (working in a roadway, setting up cones/temporary signs, removing these devices and utilizing a stop/slow paddle to control vehicle flow), and related work as required. Will be required to walk up and down curbs, drive a pickup truck and wind the hose on a reel.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D Equivalent
  • Ability to take instructions; work in a team environment and serve the public
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as he/she will be required to drive a vehicle for local travel
  • General computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to identity tree species
  • Experience in operating chain saws and related equipment
  • Must be able to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Driving, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, seeing and repetitive motions.


Incumbent may be exposed to hazardous physical conditions (i.e., domestic and wild animals, vibration, etc.), poor atmospheric conditions (i.e., fumes, odors, dust), extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noise.

This work involves the ability to perform occasional lifting and carrying items up to 50 lbs. including branches, logs and trees to be planted.

Work Schedule:   Seasonal Job:  May August.  40 hours per week.  Some weekend or evening hours may be required.


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