Temporary Groundskeeper Leader/arborist
State of Nebraska

Job Info

**This is a temporary assignment expected to last 11 months from start date**

Location: Position is headquartered in Lincoln. Any extended travel expenses incurred, such as food and lodging, will be reimbursed to employee.
Examples of Work
Primarily Arboriculture work, such as trimming trees, while working in a 55-foot, aerial lift unit. Arboriculture experience is required. Candidate will also perform labor for general landscape installation and maintenance. Supervise one or more employees.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Experience in lawn mowing, turf maintenance, hedge trimming, snow shoveling, gardening, farming, horticulture, landscaping, or groundskeeping. Driver's license required.

PREFERRED: Experience or ability to learn how to safely operate a truck with GVWR of 29,000 pounds equipped with an aerial lift unit; Nebraska CDL with air brakes certification or be able to pass same within 4 weeks after employment. Arboriculture experience with professional tree service or municipality preferred. Experience using chain saws with a commercial tree service or grounds maintenance crew is preferred. Candidate must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds throughout an 8 to 10 hour work shift. Work will be at various parks throughout Nebraska; therefore, extensive travel will be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the operation of various types of equipment associated with grounds maintenance. Ability to operate and maintain hand and powered tools and equipment essential for maintenance and repair work including chain saws, weed whips, mowers, tractors and trucks; to perform heavy physical labor and to work in adverse weather conditions; communicate effectively with staff.

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