City of Hutchinson Forestry Technician in Hutchinson, Kansas

The Forestry Technician is a semi-skilled position. Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of manual tasks relating to the pruning and removal of trees on City property. Work is performed using aerial lift and rope and saddle. Duties also include maintaining the city’s tree nursery, performing young tree care, and other horticulture duties.

Environmental Conditions & Physical Demands Some adverse working conditions exist within this position. Exposure to hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, excessive noise, work in confined spaces, heights, and all types of weather conditions is expected. This employee is exposed to accidental cuts, needles, and other potentially infectious materials while performing landscaping and forestry maintenance duties such as removing trash and debris.

Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects weighing up to 100 pounds, bending, kneeling, climbing, extensive walking, and the ability to operate department equipment is required daily in this position.