Please refer to above position posting information. Call 614.855.3913 for more information. The City of New Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of New Albany is accepting applications for the position of Forestry Specialist within the Public Service Department. This position involves semi-skilled manual labor to remove, plant, prune, cultivate and care for city trees and shrubs. The incumbent for this position must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent and three (3) years of experience in pruning and/or removing trees using an aerial lift or through climbing using a rope and saddle. A certificate of completion of an approved tree climbing course from an institute recognized by the National Arborist Association or of the International Society of Arboriculture may be used to substitute one year of experience required. A degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture or forestry may substitute for one year experience. An ISA certified arborist license is required within the first 12 months of employment. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain an Ohio commercial driver’s license, Class A with Air Brake and Tanker endorsements within six (6) months of employment. Other requirements include the ability to maintain insurability under the city’s vehicle insurance policy. Pay starts at $25.26 per hour.