City of Prescott
  • 07-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Forestry
  • Prescott, AZ, USA
  • 15.00 to 17.75
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

MAJOR BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES: Sick leave; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as “Safety Sensitive”. The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


ANNOUNCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Forestry Crew Worker

Full Time Temporary/Seasonal

Prescott Fire Department

Pay Range: $15.00 to $17.75 per hour

FLSA Status: Non-exempt (eligible for overtime).

Some weekend and evening hours may be required.

Deadline to Apply: Continuously

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED required. Candidate of choice must pass pre-employment drug test and extensive criminal background check and have/maintain drivers license throughout duration of employment. Preferred, but not required, possession of CDL and coursework in Forestry and/or Community Risk Reduction relevant to fuels management. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Tasks: Duties as Forestry Crew Worker include fuel reduction and hazard mitigation within the Prescott Fire wise Community. Duties may be entail brush clearing under adverse conditions related to climate and terrain. May be required to assist in snow removal according to snow response policy and procedures. Utilizing a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques on fuels management projects. Tools experience may include chain saw, Pulaski, shovel, McLeod, rake, and other custom tools, brush chipper, and pole saw. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of accepted safety practices and procedures to prevent injury.
  • Knowledge of fuel mitigation management techniques, methods, and conditions.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of hand tools and chainsaws.
  • Knowledge and skill of standard first aid procedures
  • Knowledge and skill in both oral and written communication to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization, including the public.
  • Knowledge of fuels management principles and creation of defensible space and fuel breaks.

Physical Demands: Arduous. Duties involve rigorous field work requiring above average physical performance, endurance, and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, recurring bending, stretching, reaching, lifting, and carrying items over 50 pounds for possibly long distances in possibly adverse weather and temperatures.

Physical and Visual Ability: Sufficient to effectively and safely perform required duties and to safely operate required equipment and City vehicles as needed.

Hearing and Speaking Ability: Sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person and over the telephone.

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Drug screening
  • Motor vehicle records check
  • Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information

201 S. Cortez St.

Prescott, AZ 86303

Email: hr@prescott-az.gov

Website: www.prescott-az.gov

Phone: 928-777-1347 / Fax: 928-777-1213

MAJOR BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES: Sick leave; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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