Montgomery City County Personnel

Labor Foreman II (Horticulture/Urban Forest Crew) (#CI5050HU)

Pay Grade


Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to supervise work crews engaged in manual and semi-skilled labor performing a variety of major landscape and construction projects in the City of Montgomery.  The incumbent supervises the planting, pruning, and maintenance of all trees in the City's parks and most other City owned properties.  The incumbent also works closely with the City's Urban Forester in completing planting projects.  The major work duties include planning for an assignment, directing activities on a work site, documenting project activities, and supervising a work crew.  Incumbents work under general direction.  Incumbents are generally in charge of the crew, plan and carry out assignments with considerable independence, and have some latitude in developing procedures and methods.  Assignments are received at the beginning of the shift and the foreman typically prioritizes the assignments.  Supervisors are contacted for guidance in cases of unexpected occurrences or unanticipated situations.  Errors made during the performance of tasks can result in safety hazards to the general public and the work crew, for example, improper chemical applications in a neighborhood or other area.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years' experience in landscape maintenance to include experience planting and maintaining trees and some experience as a lead worker or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Note:  Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Special Requirements

This position requires possession of a valid Alabama Driver's License - as needed to drive and operate city vehicles.  Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed for regular work duty and special events.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  The majority of the jobs require working outside which includes traveling over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and working in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.  All jobs require the movement of objects weighing from 50-70 pounds with assistance; bending or stooping repeatedly over time; and working with cleaning fluids, chemicals, herbicide, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents, or similar solutions.  May work some weekends during peak seasons or prior to and after special city events.  May work longer than normal regular hours to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:  Physical ability to lift and move objects up to 50-70 pounds as needed to move materials at work sites.  Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds over head as needed to fill spray equipment.  Physical ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, and bend repeatedly for extended periods of time as needed to complete various work tasks.  

CLASS: CI5050HU; EST: ; REV: 5/17/2006;