Posted: August 17, 2018
Expires: November 14, 2018
The Town of Dallas is currently accepting applications for the position of Utility Arborist/Forester. This position performs responsible technical work in planning, managing, supervising, and performing tasks associated with ongoing vegetation management activities for the Town and its municipal Electric Utility. Work includes responsibility for managing a program of trimming and clearing of vegetation in proximity to overhead electric power lines and structures; along with right-of-way maintenance; and the general planting, pruning, and maintenance of Town streets, parks, and horticultural features.
Applicant must have a working knowledge of techniques and practices used in aerial tree trimming and removal in relation to overhead power lines; knowledge of the principles of electricity as related to transmission and distribution; considerable knowledge of safety practices involved in power-line and proximity work; ability to independently operate and supervise use of bucket trucks, dump trucks, tractors, back hoes, bush hogs, chain saws, chippers, grinders, and other necessary equipment; proper application and spraying of herbicides and/or pesticides; ability to independently resolve customer issues involving vegetation maintenance; and assist with budget preparation.
Graduation from an accredited high school is required, with an Associates Degree in a related field being preferred; supplemented by an established track record of supervisory experience in the care and pruning of trees and shrubs, as well as aerial line clearance tree-trimming and the operation of vehicles, tools, and necessary equipment; possession of a valid North Carolina CDL Drivers License; possession of a North Carolina pesticide/herbicide license; and certification in CPR and tree-top bucket rescue.
Hiring rate for this position is $35,146-38,661 or $40,418-42,175 DOQ
Dallas, NC
Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or from the Town’s website All applications should be sent to 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or emailed to
Open until filled. EOE

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