Vegetation Management Supervisor: Colorado

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department
Boulder, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
$70,303.00 - $107,103.00 Annually
Last Date to Apply
Overview of Role: The Vegetation Management Supervisor will provide support and leadership to advance the goals of the department’s vegetation and invasive species management program. This position will work collaboratively with ecology, planning, recreation, and agriculture staff to develop and implement a strategic plan for vegetation and invasive species management on the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) system and address the threat noxious and non-native species pose to Boulder’s native ecosystems. This position will supervise standard and temporary staff to meet operational goals, coordinate with contractors and other work groups to complete projects, collaborate on larger departmental priorities and planning efforts, stay current on research and science-based management practices, and conduct project tracking and monitoring to ensure and communicate management success. This job posting is "continuous" or "open until filled” and will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. The full description can be found here: (or from the main Job Opportunities page, search on VEGETATION MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR).
Required qualifications: Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a constantly evolving environment. Excellent educational foundation including a degree in natural resource management, weed science, ecology, agriculture, environmental sciences, forestry, or related field plus a minimum of four years work experience in land management. Prior supervisory or leadership experience. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to assume responsibility. Experience using a variety of inventory and monitoring tools, such as ArcGIS, GPS technology, Microsoft Office, and data analysis software. Ability and willingness to attend evening meetings and work early or late hours as necessary for field work. Physical ability and willingness to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in adverse weather and field conditions. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions. Ability to use all safety equipment. Possession of a valid driver's license and having and maintaining an acceptable motor vehicle record. Required competencies: Project management: Demonstrated experience managing projects that involve many variables including time, people, logistics, resources, guidelines/specifications, and responding to unexpected or additional elements. The ability to manage multiple projects with varying requirements simultaneously. Strong time organizational and time management skills. The ability to meet deadlines with limited supervision. Critical Thinking: Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Demonstrated analytical skills. Teamwork: The ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; work effectively as a leader or individual contributor of formal and informal teams; understand the interests and concerns of others and able and willing to share and receive information; cooperate within and across groups and supports group decisions. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments, governmental agencies, and the public Decision Making: Skilled at making good and timely decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; makes decisions in a timely manner sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadline; seeks help from others to get even better results. Effective communication: The ability to prepare effective written reports and public presentations, and to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, including the ability to interact courteously with the public and land users. Skill in communicating orally and in writing with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, other government agencies, and other external sources. Initiative and Independence: The ability to identify what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge and experience with vegetation and invasive species management, monitoring techniques and activities in Western High Plains and/or Rocky Mountain Front Range Foothills ecosystems, including conducting mechanical and chemical treatments and weed mapping. Demonstrated ability to correctly identify Rocky Mountain Front Range plants. Experience managing and directing field crews to meet natural resource management goals. Strong proficiency with ArcGIS. Advanced degree in natural resource management, weed science, ecology, agriculture, environmental sciences, forestry, or related field. Preferred competencies: Intellectual Horsepower: Skill at comfortably dealing with difficult concepts and complexity; intellectually sharp, capable, and agile. Customer Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Skill at keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to the job and work of the group. Drive for Results: Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; skill at consistently delivering results; accomplishes work on time without alienating others. Business Acumen: Knows how professional work fits into the overall business of the department; knowledgeable and current in business policies and practice; broad thinking.
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