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City of Chicopee Forestry Laborer in Chicopee, Massachusetts

City of Chicopee DPW | Forestry Forestry Laborer Position Title: Forestry Laborer Department: DPW - Forestry Employment Status: Non-Exempt; Full-Time Salary: UCFW Laborer?s Union, Grade 4L, Step 5 | Starting at $16.84 per hour Licenses/Certifications: Driver's License SUMMARY The City of Chicopee's Department of Public Works | Forestry Department is expanding their department with a new Forestry Laborer entry-level position to assist with all Forestry Department operations under the supervision of the City Arborist. Types of work include but are not limited to operating chainsaws and blowers, chipping brush, using hand tools such as rakes and shovels, handling ropes for tree rigging, stump grinding, and performing upkeep on said equipment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE - Participates in the removal and pruning of trees - Participates in maintaining city tree nursery - Participates in the planting, transplanting, and establishment of trees, bushes, and shrubs - Participates in the safe and proficient operation of all Forestry Department equipment and techniques - Participates in the maintenance and repairs of all Forestry Department equipment - Participates in the performance of aerial work for other city departments such as holiday light installation and aerial inspections of public facilities - Participates in all facets of snow operations - Must be available for overtime - Other duties as assigned per the full job description QUALIFICATIONS To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria: - High School Diploma or Equivalent - Minimum 1 year?s experience in municipal public work?s operation or similar type of labor work - Massachusetts Class D Driver's license - Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP) Certification and First Aid/CPR certification to be obtained within 6 months (Training for this will be provided by the City) COMPENSATION, SCHEDULE, & BENEFITS The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Life Insurance, 12+ Paid Holidays, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans (457b), a Pension Plan, Employee Discounts, and more. This job qualifies for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness. This is a full time, 40-hour/week position, with a schedule of 7:00am-3:00pm, Monday | Friday with required flexibility for on-call and emergency situations. This role is classified as a UFCW Laborer?s Union, Grade 4L, starting at Step 5, $16.84 per hour, with periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee. HOW TO APPLY If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience, and employment goals, apply today through one of the following: - Go to and apply online by selecting the job and "Apply Now" - OR Select 'download application' on the City?s employment page and deliver it along with your resume to the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013. Questions? Text, Call, or Email: ChicopeeCAREERS P: (413) 594-1512 C: (413) 374-3256 Follow us on social media: Facebook: ChicopeeCareers (@MAChicopeeCareers) Linkedin: ChicopeeCAREERS (@ChicopeeCareers) The City of Chicopee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.