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Street Tree Supervisor

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Salary: $70,837-$86,102 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

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.


Street Tree Supervisor Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Describe your course work or experience that relates to this position. Include name and
location of school.

* 2. Describe your supervisory experience related to: a) hiring, b) training, c) evaluating, d) and
disciplining employees. Include length of service as a supervisor, number of employees you
supervised and areas of responsibility.

* 3. Describe your experience performing and scheduling maintenance of trees. Include name of
employer(s) and length of service performing these duties.

* 4. Describe your training and/or experience operating and performing preventative maintenance and
repairs on tree maintenance equipment. Include name and phone number of employer(s) and length of
service performing these duties.

* 5. Describe your experience with computerized tree inventory systems, including systems used,
your role as a user, and any experience with field based inventory tools.

* 6. Describe your experience administering tree maintenance contracts.

* Required Question

Employer Info

402 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, California 93101


  • Municipal
  • Supervisor

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