Tree Pruner Supvr - Grade 11

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 18 positions statewide.

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Salary Information for Tree Pruner
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Tree Pruner 08 $39,215 $48,294
Tree Pruner Supvr 11 $46,306 $56,743

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Job Duties

As a Tree Pruner Supervisor, you would supervise tree pruners or maintenance workers in tree work involving the removal of trees, portions of trees and shrubs as encountered along highways. Tree work may include elevated access by tree climbing with safe use of climbing ropes and harness systems as well as by aerial lifts with appropriate fall prevention/protection systems. You will be responsible for the planning of tree removal method and sequence, communication and implementation of safe operating procedures to protect crew, public, and proximate property/objects during the work and for cutting procedures to preserve trees not removed during trimming/pruning. Practices involved may include rigging, roping, climbing, use of aerial lifts, use of chain saws and other cutting equipment for pruning and tree removal, pesticide (herbicide) application, and other activities to address hazard trees along the highway. You would supervise the operation of various equipment and keep records of time, material, equipment, and completed work. You would be responsible for the safety of your crews. During snow and ice season, you may be required to operate large dump trucks, perform one person snow plowing, and operate other pieces of highway equipment. You may also be required to supervise these snow and ice activities. You would be required to work outside your regular work hours.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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26-778 38-582

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