|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs administrative and managerial work in the field of urban forestry. The employee is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing forestry activities throughout the City. Work involves conducting urban forestry studies; developing recommendations, policies, and urban forestry procedures; reviewing developing and landscaping site plans to ensure compliance with local environmental codes and ordinances; disseminating technical information and advice to public officials and the general public regarding forestry-related regulations and projects; and supervising, planning and directing the work of subordinate supervisors and field crews engaged in tree care and removal. Work is performed under the supervision of a Parks and Special Facilities Assistant Bureau Chief and is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Work is performed outdoors and the employee may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and insects.|
|Supervises, plans, trains, and directs the work of subordinate supervisors and field crews engaged in tree care and removal. Employee may be exposed to extreme conditions during this task.
Conducts urban forestry studies to include street trees analyses, canopy analyses, type mapping, classification, etc., through use of aerial photos, statistical analyses, and related materials and methods.
Plans, implements, and administers the City's Street Tree Program.
Supervises Code Inspector who reviews site plans and blueprints to assure conformance with land use and grounds improvement codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Provides professional input to other departments in the field of urban environmental improvement and protection, park design and layout with regard to trees, land planning, and arboriculture.
Discusses arboricultural plans and problems, provides technical expertise in disseminating information and advice regarding the cultivation of tree life compatible with local environmental conditions.
Consults with public officials, municipal management personnel, and interested individuals and groups regarding compliance of horticultural plans with land use and grounds improvement ordinances and regulations.
Obtains, reviews, and provides technical data concerning soils, fertilizers and methods for cultivating trees.
Represents the department at assigned committee and subcommittee meetings.
Assists in the development of site and landscape plans for park design and layout with regard to trees.
Prepares specifications and material lists for the purchase of equipment, supplies and contractual services necessary to improve the tree canopy, and reviews bids and makes recommendations as required.
Establishes and maintains an inventory and account of trees, materials, supplies and equipment.
Periodically inspects landscaped areas to ensure that trees are healthy and free from disease and insect infestation.
Coordinates, plans, and provides advice on local forestry conservation and activities; speaks to citizen groups regarding proper urban forestry and arboricultural techniques and forestry-related projects.
Enforces laws and ordinances for tree permits and trees in general.
Meets with public regarding complaints and coordinates all related matters.
Develops and monitors forestry budget, maintains activity records and prepares periodic activity and budget reports.
Keeps abreast of new developments in the field.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Thorough knowledge of modern practices and principles of botany arboriculture, urban forestry, and related fields.
Thorough knowledge of soils, fertilizers and methods of plant cultivation compatible with local environmental conditions.
Considerable knowledge of basic species of trees and of their growth, maintenance conditions, needs, diseases, and species profile.
Knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in forestry operations.
Ability to establish and control a program of tree planting and maintenance and to recognize deterioration of tree stock and initiate appropriate action to reduce disease/damage and promote healing.
Ability to conduct arboricultural planning studies and to analyze and formulate recommendations based upon such studies.
Ability to read blueprints and landscape site plans.
Ability to visually inspect trees to determine treatment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by the work.
Ability to maintain comprehensive records and files and to submit activity reports;ability to use a computer.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to operate various trucks and equipment used in urban forestry.
|Bachelor's degree in forestry, landscape architecture or related field and two to three (2-3) years experience in urban forestry, municipal parks and grounds operations, some of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Florida Driver's License required.
REVISED: 4/15/92 SV