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Crew Leader - Urban Forestry

Location: City of Falls Church, VA
Salary: $62,000+

  • Manage the City's irrigation systems, lawns, landscapes, and the maintenance of trees. 
  • Manage the City's urban forestry staff and contractors performing installation and/or maintenance of trees, landscapes, lawns, and irrigation. 
  • Create, implement, and oversee strategies and plans to maintain and improve public green spaces public facility grounds, parks, and rights of way. 
  • Regular maintenance activities as well as recognizing, organizing, and managing emergency repair functions. 
  • Address emergency issues relating to trees and horticulture that may adversely impact public safety. 
  • Provide guidance to City staff on technical matters related to arboriculture and horticulture. 
  • Ensure the City’s urban forestry staff and contractors comply with the City’s safety standards and policies as well as industry safety and operational standards for arboriculture and horticulture. 
  • Create and oversee the Urban Forestry Division's safety program. 
  • Monitor all plantings on public property for hazardous conditions, insect or disease infestations, and potential problems, and implements corrective action. 
  • Select, purchase, and inspect planting materials for public properties including trees in consultation with City Arborist. 
  • Supervise and participate in the selection, maintenance, and operation of specialized equipment in connection with assigned tasks, including chipping and grinding operations. 
  • Create, manage, and maintain a tool, equipment, supply, and supplier inventory for the Urban Forestry Division.
  • Assist the City Arborist by providing a second opinion (when requested) on plan review and other projects pertaining only to the City’s green space. 
  • Manage the City’s Habitat Restoration Program — selective removal of invasive plants on public properties and restoration/planting of native flora and the Neighborhood Tree Program – planting trees in the City’s right-of-way. 
  • Serve as key member of City team for emergency work related to trees. 
  • Assist with the Department of Public Works snow removal operations. 
  • Respond to inquiries and complaints from citizens/customers. 
  • Emergency overtime work as required. 
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Employer Info

300 Park Ave
Falls Church, Virginia 22046


  • Municipal
  • Supervisor

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