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City of Tacoma WA Line Clearance Tree Trimmer in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description A Line Clearance Tree Trimmer performs skilled work in the safe, efficient trimming and removal of trees and vegetation that interfere with energized power lines, transmission towers and other electrical equipment. Additional duties include removing broken limbs, using climbing gear, operating from bucket trucks and using power and hand tools designed for tree trimming operations in close proximity to energized high-voltage power lines. The work is dangerous and often at extreme heights under potential unfavorable weather conditions. Work is normally performed under supervision; however, on occasion, employees may work on special assignments without supervision and may supervise skilled and unskilled workers of other classifications. Qualifications * Graduation from high school or equivalent * Possess a journey-level Line Clearance Tree Trimming or Line Electrician card AND * Two years in the last five years performing line clearance tree trimming duties at journey-level LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS * Valid Washington Commercial Driver's License, Class A by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. * Valid First Aid and CPR training by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. * Tree/Bucket rescue training by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. * Possess a valid Washington State Traffic Control Flagging card by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. * Forklift training by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter Knowledge & Skills * Current Washington State Safety Standards for Electrical Workers (296-45-WAC) * Properly use ropes to climb, hoist tools and control and lower removed treetops and branches * Tree/Bucket rescue techniques * Approved pruning methods, materials, tools and equipment used in line clearance tree trimming * Electrical overhead line construction and voltages * Occupational hazards and safety precautions required for line clearance tree trimming * Work safely * Climb trees with and without gaffs * Operate power and hand tools and other equipment used in line clearance tree trimming * Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques * Understand and follow oral and written instructions * Communicate effectively both orally and in writing * Maintain harmonious work relationships * Drive and operate vehicles of different sizes Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! *City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion*Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. *Apply* *Interested individuals should _apply online and attach _a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental question responses reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts as part of the civil service examination. Applicants who pass the examination will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. *Salary: $43.48 Hourly Location: Tacoma, WA Job Type: Classified Department: Power Job Number: 5253-21 Closing: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific Agency: City of Tacoma Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764 Phone: 253-591-5400 Website: