Purpose of Position

Incumbent serves as a Temporary – Intern for the Street Department, responsible for assisting with tree inventory data collection and tree inspections.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists in maintaining street tree inventory database, by collecting data in the field; including, identifying trees by Genius and Species.
  • Ability to download data collected in the field and provide data to the GIS department.
  • Assists in documenting tree hazards found during data collection in the field.  Report tree hazards to supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma required and experience/education in horticulture or related field preferred.
  • Working knowledge of horticulture and urban forestry including the hazards and safety precautions associated with horticulture.
  • Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and ability to prepare detailed reports and properly operate various office equipment, such as computer, printer, iPad, calculator and telephone.
  • Working knowledge and ability to read and interpret topographical, aerial, geographical and City plat maps, and design landscape architectural projects, renovations and new additions to City properties.
  • Ability to work alone and with others in a team environment, working rapidly for long periods, and understand and follow written and oral instructions, with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of the City of Noblesville Civilian Employee Personnel Policy Handbook and the ability to apply these regulations/standards to employment with Noblesville Street Department.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, contractors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
  • Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license, a demonstrated safe driving record, and must remain insurable through the City’s liability insurance carrier.  (Refer to the Civilian Personnel Policy for additional information.)This temporary position is scheduled to start on or after May 1, 2022 and end on or before October 31, 2022, up to 40 hours per week. 

Work Environment

  • Incumbent applies standardized arboricultural practices to various City projects, with desired results clearly indicated.
  • Incumbent performs work assignments with moderate supervision.
  • Incumbent maintains frequent communication with immediate supervisor, co-workers, and when applicable, other City departments, contractors, and the public for purposes of providing information about urban forestry.
  • Incumbent reports directly to the crew leader overseeing urban forestry.
  • Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment and outdoors involving walking/standing for long periods, pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds, crouching/ kneeling, bending, reaching, hearing sounds/communication, and handling/grasping objects.