The City of Grand Junction is looking to hire someone for a 40-hour per week seasonal forestry job. This may be precisely the opportunity you've been looking for.

You probably know someone who would love this gig. If you or someone you know enjoys working outdoors, point them in this direction.

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The Job Listing

The job is listed at governmentjobs.com as "Seasonal Urban Forestry Maintenance Worker." It's a 40-hour per week position with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation.

The Job Description

Governmentjobs.com provides the following job description:

Seasonal urban forestry staff members work directly with Grand Junction’s arborists offering a unique opportunity for learning about the proper care of trees. Duties and tasks for this position will focus heavily on aiding in pruning and removal operations, planting of new public trees, and plant health care treatments.

 

Check Out the Interesting Office Environment Description

You'll undoubtedly find the "office environment" description fascinating. According to the post, "The daily office environment for this position will be under the canopy of 5,000 park trees and 12,000 street trees with highly skilled arborists working in a fast-paced and focused effort to improve the health and safety of City trees."

That certainly beats sitting all day in a cubicle surrounded by fluorescent lighting.

Details About the Job

  • Here's a quick rundown of the duties to be performed:
  • You get to use a woodchipper (I'm already interested)
  • You'll get to grind stumps
  • Plant new park and public street trees
  • Maintain tools such as chainsaws
  • Assist with pruning and removing park and public street trees

Qualifications You'll Need

The City of Grand Junction is looking for candidates with:

  • Experience with tree maintenance operations and tools would be nice
  • Ability to workout outdoors in both hot and cold temperatures
  • Willingness to work in a loud and dusty environment
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks
  • Valid driver's license

Now for the Bad News

A background check, physical, and drug screen are required.

Why not?

This sounds like an awesome opportunity. Are you interested? If you're not, I bet someone you know might be. You're not going to retire off of this one, not with a pay rate of $14.28 - $15.74 per hour. Then again, this is a perfect chance to supplement your income while performing "healthy" work during spring and summer.

For the record, this is not a commercial, nor is it an endorsement. We have no relationship with Grand Junction Parks and Rec when it comes to promoting job positions. Put simply, I enjoy spreading the word about local opportunities such as this, hoping they spark someone's interest. Why not apply?

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