General Position Overview
This position will be responsible for the oversight of maintenance operations for Citywide Forestry. This position will be responsible for 30 skilled staff and 6 Senior Crew leaders, specialized in forestry maintenance to include, tree removal and pruning. This position will provide forestry expertise to Park Recreation Department Services, Council, and citizens. Duties and basic functions may include but not limited to tree assessment, reforestation, and training for field forestry operations. Annual tree planting projects for reforestation. Perform professional and administrative work in all phases of planning, development, purchasing, construction, and operation of parks and city-owned facilities, establishing and implementing grounds/landscape schedules, development and maintenance goals, policies and procedures.
Essential Job Functions
• Complete all daily assigned schedules and reports.
• Comply with all Environmental Management System policies, procedures, and obtain required Environmental Management Systems annual training.
• Keep all tools, equipment and supplies secure at all times.
• Complete Daily Equipment Inspection on all equipment, tools, and supplies
• Conduct monthly equipment inventory.
• Attend and participate in annual Safety Conference.
• Cross-train in other areas as requested by Manager.
• Report all problems and safety issues to Manager.
• Report all accidents, incidents, and injuries to Manager immediately.
• Comply with all City of Dallas: Personnel Rules, Safety Rules, Administrative Directives, and District General Rules.
• Minimize all accidents, incidents, and injuries.
• Perform other job assignments and tasks requested by Manager.
• Provide quality customer service, internal and external.
• Plan and prepare administrative duties, such as Performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, internal tracking, purchasing procedures, contract compliance and incident reports.
• Assist in the hiring process of park maintenance staff.
• Provide and/or coordinate staff training and development.
• Prepare or coordinate safety-training sessions for assigned employees;
• Ensure staff complies with daily vehicle and equipment inspections to ensure proper and safe operation practices are being followed.
• Identify opportunities for improving efficiency, service delivery methods, and procedures.
• Respond to and resolve citizen inquires and complaints, 311 service requests, and internal service requests. Consult with manager for more complex issues.
• Close out completed district work orders in MicroMain, and file.
• Maintain all required professional certifications and licenses, including a Valid Texas Drivers License, associated with the Supervisor I position.
• Coordinate maintenance needs with the Technical and/or Horticulture Supervisor for functions such as Irrigation, Forestry, Warehouse, Amenities, Horticulture and Pesticide Applications.
• Assist in the coordination and preparation for a variety of special projects and events with the Park and Recreation Department.
• Supervise, plan, prepare, prioritize and delegate work orders and assignments for the Forestry Crews responsible tree removal, tree pruning, brush removal, chipping, tree planting, mulching, and emergency response.
Work Environment & Physical Requirements
• May work in office and/or field.
• Work may require considerable standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, walking, lifting, climbing, reaching and working in cramped positions.
• May be subject to toxic fumes, odors, dust, mites, or mechanical, electrical, chemical, falling, and explosive hazards.
• May frequently be subjected to grease, oil, dirt, solvents and fuel.
• May be exposed to inclement weather, traffic hazards, and falling.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of safety rules and precautions required of the assigned specialization.
• Knowledge of human relations and supervision necessary to function as a first or second level supervisor.
• Ability to plan, assign, train, direct, and evaluate park grounds maintenance employees.
• Ability to read various schematic diagrams and blueprints.
• Ability to use and instruct in the use of various types of hand tools, power tools, precision testing and/or troubleshooting equipment.
• Ability to understand technical terminology of the specialization assigned.
• Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other government agencies, other employees and the general public.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• The position requires Arboriculture certification issued by International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). (may be obtained within 6-month probationary period).
• May require certification under the city’s safety program and supervisory class.