ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned Leadership by Values · Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates seasonal, and unpaid workers following all human resource policies and procedures. · Schedules, administers and monitors daily work assignments of seasonal employees, unpaid labor, and volunteer workgroups providing direction and support as necessary. · Oversees scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to ensure work is accomplished in an efficient and timely manner. · Assists consultants and staff with inventories of trees and native species.
Inspection/Maintenance · Provides specialized tree care, including removal, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing and pest / disease treatments. Coordinates tree removals and plantings with tree contractors, nurseries and District staff. · Updates and maintains tree inventory system using GPS and GIS. · Receives and completes daily work orders establishing priorities based on the nature and urgency of the request. · Performs frequent routine safety checks on gardens, buildings, grounds, and equipment; files safety reports as required. · Develops preventative maintenance schedule and performs complex preventive maintenance to equipment assigned. · Performs simple repairs to equipment, machinery, and vehicles as assigned, according to Park District general maintenance procedures. · Maintains parks and gardens by trimming trees, clearing brush, and landscaping the property as required. · Applies pesticides and fertilizers per specified label rates to maintain healthy plant material. · Schedules and provides proper cultural practices including pruning, watering, and mulching according to industry standards. · Seasonal snow removal as needed.
Operational Excellence Ensures that all work performed is conducted in a safe and timely manner adhering to standards of safety and effective equipment utilization. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies according to regulations for proper maintenance. Effectively and safely operates chain saws, table saws, drills, and other forestry management tools as required to get the job done. Maintains working knowledge of departmental safety procedures. Attends safety-training programs and in-service as required for continued development. Effectively and safely operates Park District equipment including, dump trucks, vehicles, tractors and mowers as required. Assists in developing and annually updating the general maintenance procedural manual. Assists in preparation and execution of annual budget and operational plan.
Compliance Establish and enforce policies and procedures for operational safety practices. Participate in PDRMA loss control review. Assist & coordinate with team members on district’s ERP plan and PDRMA loss control review with documentation and enforcement.
Teamwork · Responsive to the needs of the department by accepting additional responsibility or assisting others. Willing to adjust work schedule to accommodate changing priorities. · Provides support and adjusting priorities to the success of various projects as required.
Customer Satisfaction · Provides quality customer service to all patrons, guests, and other District employees. · Ensures a superior customer experience in all interactions through outstanding service capabilities, knowledge, flexibility, and thoroughness. · Quickly and effectively solves customer problems that ensure total satisfaction by receiving and responding to internal/external customer’s questions and concerns.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Completion of formal technical training or certification program in urban forest management. 5 to 8 years of experience, 4-6 years of supervisory experience.
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: · ISA Certified Arborist or ability to gain certification within 6 months of hire · Operates complex tools including chainsaws, power tools, hand tools and all equipment related to forestry management · Proficient in tree felling and significant chipper knowledge and experience · Familiar with GIS mapping software · Lift/Forklift operation experience · General knowledge of insects, trees, and plants · Possess overall knowledge of general grounds maintenance · Ability to apply pesticides and fertilizers · Great communication skills oral, written, and interpersonal · Excellent customer service skills · Valid Illinois Driver’s License Class C required (CDL preferred) · IL Public Pesticide Applicator License · Available nights and weekends and to serve on the supervisor on call rotating schedule
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally Exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently Exerting in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Significant environmental factors are applicable to this position.