Superintendent of Urban Forestry
Location: Winter Park, FL
Salary: $55,932 - $64,321 annually
The Parks Superintendent performs responsible work supervising the operations of and coordination, planning, and execution of maintenance functions and related work for a specific division as required for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. This position includes planning, organizing, and directing of comprehensive maintenance programs, the training of subordinates, and equipment repair. This work is performed under general supervision – the incumbent normally receives little instruction on routine work and general instruction on new projects and assignments; work is reviewed periodically with primary feedback given with final results. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and results achieved.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of Florida Grades & Standards for Nursery Plants.
Proficient in the use of GIS-based tree inventory, analysis and work order systems.
Effective conflict negotiator.
Strong writing and communication skills. This includes the ability to assist in the development and writing of an urban forest management plan, making changes to ordinances and communicating on important topics with administrators, policy-makers and other stakeholders.
Ability to understand and implement the code of ordinances.
Ability to read building and landscape plans.
Ability to oversee tree work and tree planting contractors including issuing work orders, in-field guidance and QAQC.
Ability to oversee the City’s utility vegetation management program. This includes a working knowledge of electrical systems, ISA Best Management Practices, the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Standards for Line Clearance and ANSI A300 Standards for Tree Trimming.
ISA Certified Arborist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field supplemented by a minimum of three years’ experience in urban forestry of which one year must have been at a supervisory level.
ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor or ability to earn qualification within first year of employment.
ISA Utility Specialist/ISA Municipal Specialist preferred.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.
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