CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

7N20
TREE MAINTENANCE HELPER


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is semi-skilled and manual work assisting in pruning, feeding, spraying, planting, transplanting, cabling and treating city trees. Employees initially work on the ground operating a woodchipper and working with small hand and power tools, and as experience is gained employees are expected to develop the knowledges and skills necessary to climb trees, employ ropes and ladders to assist in the above tree maintenance tasks.

Work is performed under the continuous supervision of a crew chief or skilled tree maintenance worker. Work is performed under conditions which can be only partially controlled and requires the exercise of strenuous physical exertion.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

SKILL IN:

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/1988.)

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:



PAY RANGE: 9
Class Established:
Class Abolished: 10/1986
Latest Spec. Revision: 11/1988

AH/sb/mt


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7N20