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Grade 19

General Statement of Duties

Manages the daily operations of the Urban Forestry Division; performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Oversees, plans, directs and organizes the Forestry operations of the Parks and Recreation Department, including management of all daily work;
  • Coordinates bidding processes of purchases of equipment and services;
  • Prepares and administers the Urban Forestry budget;
  • Designs methods for work activities to increase efficiency and effectiveness in Forestry functions;
  • Prioritizes work, distributes assignments and monitors and performs inspections of all completed work;
  • Investigates complaints from citizens regarding a Forestry function, ensures all personnel act in a professional manner and according to prescribed guidelines and provides information on Forestry operations to any inquiring party;
  • Reviews public tree work requests and determines the appropriate work schedule for the Department;
  • Consults with the public to investigate appropriate forestry work and explain the necessary course of action;
  • Ensures safe distances between woody vegetation and streets, traffic signs, parks etc.;
  • Determines unsafe trees and/or tree limbs for removal from public contact;
  • Prepares City tree planting plans;
  • Provides training methods for all designated personnel and participates in training programs;
  • Provides information for budgetary purposes;
  • Maintains thorough and accurate records of all activities within the Urban Forestry Division;
  • Handles personnel/disciplinary issues within the division;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture or related; and
  • Considerable experience in forestry operations with some supervisory role; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Pesticide Applicator's License;
  • Certified Arborists License
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