Maintenance Seasonal - Forestry Job at City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

  • City of Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description

Job Description:


Working within the Forestry portion of the Maintenance Sections of the Parks & Recreation Department, incumbent is responsible for any or all maintenance tasks as assigned. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Prepares jobsite for safe and efficient operations;
  • Provides ground support through consistent and effective communication with Tree Care Technicians throughout the job, responding to directions quickly and appropriately;
  • Assists with debris removal and processing;
  • Operates equipment safely; Equipment to include dump truck, brush chipper, and various forestry related hand and power tools;
  • Secures load for transport in accordance with proper guidelines;
  • Performs tree maintenance support on busy streets and within close proximity of overhead utilities;
  • Places all necessary traffic signage at appropriate locations, directs traffic when necessary;
  • Reports equipment and safety concerns to Tree Care Technicians or appropriate parties
  • Works overtime for storm response or other emergency related tree issues; Late night, early morning, weekend, and holiday hours are common to this requirement and to these situations;
  • Maintains professional working relationships with team members and management;
  • Maintains accurate reports of daily work.


Performs other duties as required.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent's responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


Incumbent does not supervise any staff in this position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


At least 18 years of age and completed three years of high school.


  • Communicates effectively both orally and written;
  • Knowledge of chainsaw cleaning;
  • Works in an outdoor environment;
  • Works in harmony with fellow workers and maintains good relations with park patrons;
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions;
  • Maintains a neat and personal appearance.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Incumbent is expected to carry out simple, repetitive, routine tasks. Practical knowledge of the use of small hand tools and power tools. Incumbent must be able to follow simple oral instructions and understand the general work required in the maintenance of all park areas as required.


Valid Indiana Drivers' License as required.


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee lifts 75 pounds and carries the weight 25 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Effort is exerted regularly for sustained periods where strain may be intense for frequent or moderate duration. Physical effort involves heavy lifting in a non-sitting position with high manual dexterity required.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbent is responsible for a variety of different operations to be able to complete assignments with accuracy required to protect tools, materials, and prevent injuries of others. The working conditions include moderate exposure to dust, grease, extreme temperature, pollen and grass clippings, hazardous materials or inclement weather with occasional exposure to hazardous work conditions.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Temporary work, Seasonal work, Local area, Outdoor, Night shift, Weekend work, Early shift,

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