Plans, organizes and directs activities related to acquisition, planting, growing, maintenance, and removal of trees on City properties and rights of ways. Enforces the City's tree ordinances and tree care policies; performs field inventory; analyzes data and compiles reports; and prepares educational information on best practices for tree/shrub maintenance. Develops, writes, and administers new and improved plans, procedures, policies, objectives, short and long-term maintenance schedules, and planning programs. Directly supervises and may assist crews performing tree maintenance, pruning, removal, spraying and planting of City trees. Communicates with the public in order to resolve tree related concerns, problems, and complaints; responds to tree emergency activities resulting from weather events 24 hours a day, year round.
Bachelor's Degree in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Forestry Management, Horticulture, Agriculture, or closely related field AND
3 years of administrative experience in forestry, tree care, or closely related field;
Associate's Degree in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Forestry Management, Horticulture, Agriculture, or closely related field AND 5 years of administrative experience in forestry, tree care, or closely related field.
Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.
Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.
Within 120 days of appointment, must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.), with Tanker endorsement, including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio. Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residence within the prescribed 120 days of appointment.
- Must obtain a Public Operator's License for the application of pesticides from the Ohio Department of Agriculture within 120 days of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.
- Must be certified by the International Society of Aboriculture as a Certified Arborist (or be able to obtain the certification within 1 year of appointment) an maintain certification thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.
Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.
Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.
Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.
An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer