City of Santa Barbara Employment Opportunity
Street Tree Supervisor
$34.06 - $41.40 Hourly
$5,903.08 - $7,175.22 Monthly
$70,837 - $86,102.64 Annually
THE POSITION: Under direction, supervises Forestry crews performing tree maintenance including pruning, removal, tree planting, watering, pest management, and tree preservation activities. Inspects trees located throughout the City including Parks and Facilities, enforces City tree ordinances, provides information and assistance to other City Departments and staff, organizes, monitors, and evaluates crew and contractor service activities; answers questions from the public and staff; investigates complaints; provides exemplary customer service to all individuals by demonstrating a willingness to be attentive, understanding, responsive, fair, courteous and respectful, and to actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment. Note: this is an unclassified, at-will supervisory position. Interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for early January 2020.
Education/Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be four years of increasingly responsible experience in arboricultural maintenance, including one year of administrative and supervisory responsibility; and/or training and education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized course work in tree maintenance or a related field.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of tree pruning/trimming, tree maintenance methods and equipment to effectively maintain trees, rigging methods and use and maintenance of tools and safety precautions concerning tree services activities; arboriculture, nursery practices, tree cultivation, soils, fertilizer, integrated pest management practices; local trees, characteristic and hazards; forestry policies and procedures, tree inventory and maintenance operations, principles of supervision related to hiring, training, evaluation and discipline; and safety.
Skill in: Pest control management- Identifying insects and diseases that infect trees and plants in the Santa Barbara region and the actions necessary to correct problems; local, state and federal law and regulation; assist with budget, report writing and computer use (Word and Excel).
Ability to: Supervise, train, evaluate, and discipline several mobile crews; direct, organize and plan the work of Forestry crew. Interpret, explain and enforce policies and procedures; diagnose and analyze tree problems and determine remedies; effectively and tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from the public; identify common tree species; prepare and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records; work independently; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; perform computer functions competently. Analyze questions and resolve complaints; coordinate activities with other departments and divisions; evaluate material and equipment requirements for crews.
License Requirements: Applicant must possess a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment, and obtain a Class B license within six (6) months of appointment. Possess and maintain Arborist certification by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). ISA Municipal Specialist certification, and/or ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification highly desirable.
You must complete and submit the attached supplemental questionnaire with your application. It is important that your application and questionnaire show all relevant education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities you possess that qualify you for this position. Applications and supplemental questionnaires may be rejected if incomplete. All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may consist of a written and practical skills examination and/or an interview.
CITY APPLICATION AND RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019.
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