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Kansas Employer General Maintenance Supervisor II - Arborist in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12754428

Distinguishing Features of Work:

This is supervisory and professional forestry work directing the planting of and caring for shade trees in the parks, within the street rights-of-way, and city-owned properties throughout the system. Work is executed and reviewed by establishing goals and evaluating progress toward goal attainment. Work plans are based on immediate needs, annual goals, and the strategic plan; resolve citizen, operational, and management issues; and achieve goals while ensuring resources are utilized appropriately.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Conducts and directs others in planning for tree planting.
  • Develop a tree master plan and assist in park planning.
  • Use best practices to increase the urban tree canopy.
  • Develop new and innovative policies and practices for efficiencies and health of the urban tree canopy.
  • Work with non-profits.
  • Make public presentations.
  • Work closely with elected and city officials.
  • Directs the development and administration of employee safety activities.
  • Directs the development and administration of service delivery methods.
  • Establishes priorities and activities involved in pruning, removing, spraying, and other care of trees.
  • Plans, implements, and maintains public safety initiatives, including hazard tree evaluation, mitigation programs, and the emergency tree debris response program.
  • Inspects City shade trees for insects and diseases and prescribes proper preventive or curative treatments within budgetary constraints.
  • Oversees the administration of enforcement of applicable codes and ordinances and resolves conflicts when trees interface with other systems and human needs.
  • Inspects dead trees and directs their removal if necessary.
  • Supervises use and care of tools and equipment used in the Forestry Section.
  • Supervises damage mitigation of trees damaged by storms or accidents.
  • Advises property owners on tree disease, insect pests, and proper tree care methods.
  • Requisitions tools, technology, and supplies.
  • Compiles reports on cost and quantity of work accomplished.
  • These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.
  • Other related duties may be assigned as needed.
  • Ensures resource availability for storm or emergency response readiness.
  • Ensures staff and financial resources are utilized appropriately and shifts resources based on business needs within budget restraints.
  • Resolves operational and management issues, makes decisions inclusive of multiple perspectives, and solves underlying problems.
  • Represents the work area(s) and the division in meetings with elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities when Division Manager is unable to do so. Serves as a city representative on various committees. Fosters collaborative relationships that benefit the organization.
  • Creates and administers work group procedures and recommends and implements process improvements and policies for workgroup (s).
  • Establishes performance metrics for staff and work area(s). Assists team to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards.
  • Resolves escalated employee and citizen complaints.
  • Selects, trains, develops, and evaluates subordinate staff. Makes decisions on hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required.
  • Participates in the development of budget recommendations for operating and capital expenditures.

Requirements of Work:

Thorough knowledge of professional arboricultural principles and practices, mainly as applied to the planting and maintenance of shade trees common to the Wichita area

Thorough knowledge of the care and use of tools and equipment used in tree trimming, removing, stump grinding, spraying, and general tree care

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards of tree maintenance work and the safety precautions necessary to protect employees and the public

Ability to determine the presence of disease or harmful insects, to diagnose cause, and to determine proper preventive or curative steps for control

Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather

Ability to tolerate airborne nuisances associated with open grounds and windy conditions

Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, to move objects

Ability to kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, twist, climb, balance, and other physical tasks as needed to perform job duties

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and the public

Ability to use a computer or tablet to access, interpret, and record information.

Must have and maintain a valid Drivers license.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in wr