Placer County

Tree Maintenance Supervisor - Senior (#13225)

$33.37-$41.68 Hourly / $5,784.13-$7,224.53 Monthly / $69,409.60-$86,694.40 Yearly


DEFINITION

To plan, organize and direct the activities of the Tree Maintenance Section within the Public Works Department; to coordinate Section activities with other divisions or departments; and to provide highly responsible technical support to the Assistant Road Superintendent and Road Superintendent.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Senior Supervisor level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a work section and/or assumes substantive and significant programmatic responsibility in a defined area or specialty.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general direction from the Assistant Road Superintendent and Road Superintendent.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participate in and perform complex and difficult tree maintenance and herbicide spraying activities; inspect and repair chain saws and other tree trimming equipment. 
  • Prepare and submit required periodic herbicide reports to various governmental agencies. 
  • Recommend and implement Section goals and objectives; establish performance standards methods for tree maintenance and herbicide spraying; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop and oversee the work of staff involved in tree maintenance and herbicide spraying.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel, supplies and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience in tree trimming and removal and herbicide spraying, including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Training:
Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural husbandry, arboriculture or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid Class B driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements.  Hazardous materials endorsement may be required depending upon the position.
  • May need to possess a valid Class A driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements as required depending upon the position. 
  • Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Possession of Qualified Applicator Certificate from California Department of Food and Agriculture is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of tree trimming and removal and herbicide spraying.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in tree trimming and removal and herbicide spraying.
  • The names and characteristics of the more common types of ornamental and shade trees and shrubs found in California.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of research analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct tree trimming and removal and herbicide spraying operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures; and remember street/road names and general geographic areas.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Work unusual and prolonged work schedules; work multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Perform the most complex work of the unit.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

CLASS: 13225; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 4/1/2008;