Wayne County has immediate openings for Tree Trimmer!
DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES
Employees in this class trim, cultivate, repair, remove and transplant trees and shrubs and apply pesticide. This requires
extensive climbing, use of ropes, ladders, aerial lifts, and a variety of tools used in forestry work.
At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:
• A High School Diploma or equivalent; AND
• At least two (2) years of experience within the last five (5) years trimming trees, bushes and other types of brush
(Part-time experience will be acceptable and must be performing the above duties for 4160 hours); AND
• A valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a "B" designation and Air Brakes Certification; AND
• An acceptable safe driving record.
NOTE: Applicants must describe their experience and training in sufficient detail to allow evaluation of their
acceptability under the above qualifications. Failure to do so will result in a rejection of their application.
Applicants must be able to do extensive climbing to various heights and work in adverse weather conditions.
Appointees within the first four (4) months of their probationary period must provide documentation that they have certification
with the State of Michigan as a Pesticide Applicator with Category 6: Right-of-Way Pest Management Certification.
Appointees within the first six (6) months of their probationary period must receive MIOSHA Aerial Lift certification and must
also pass the Tree Trimmer climbing exam covering tree-climbing ability (including climbing into a tree of variable heights,
going out on the limb using proper rope and knot techniques and coming down from the tree safely). If the Pesticide Applicator
certification is not received and maintained, or the aerial lift certification is not received, or the employee does not successfully
pass the tree climbing test within six (6) months of hire, the employee will be removed from the Tree Trimmer position pursuant
to the Department of Personnel/Human Resources and Department of Public Services procedures.
TYPES OF TESTS
A Written test (70%) will be administered covering knowledge of tree biology, tree identification, pruning concepts and
techniques, tree planting, climbing and safety techniques.
A Performance test (30%) will be administered and will include the basic skills and abilities to perform the duties of the Tree
Candidates must pass all tests in order to be placed on the eligibility list.
In the event that the number of eligible applicants is equal to or less than the number required for certification, the Department
of Personnel/Human Resources may substitute for the above tests an evaluation of experience and training or such other
tests as the Department may deem desirable to determine the competence of the applicants.
To establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six (6)
months, but may be extended.
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used only when there are no persons available on the current
established Tree Trimmer list 2907 OC. All lists will remain in existence until exhausted or terminated by the Department of
This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligible list will be subject to change as names are added to and removed
from the list.
Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits:
Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where
applicable. Payment is on a biweekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave
pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.
How to Apply:
Application must be made on an official application form (P/HR-210), which may be obtained at the office of
the Department of Personnel/Human Resources or apply by visiting www.waynecounty.com/jobs. The application will be used
for determining eligibility for admission to the examination and as a basis for rating experience and training.
A pre-employment drug screen may be given to persons hired by the County to fill positions requiring an
employee to drive a County vehicle or operate County equipment. Candidates who do not pass the drug screen will be
disqualified. Employees may be required to submit to random drug screening in accordance with departmental policy and/or
collective bargaining agreements.
A background investigation, which may include past employment, driving record and criminal
history of candidates will be conducted prior to hiring.
Probationary Period: Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be
considered permanent, in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.
Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10)
points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5)
points added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion,
age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO
Utilization Report, please visit https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/phr/legal-postings.aspx.
If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne
County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at email@example.com. Hearing
or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-
3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.
Appeal of Rejection:
Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne
County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing
of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.
Review of Examination:
A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice
of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20)
days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.