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City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation seeks Street Tree Supervisor


City of Santa Barbara Employment Opportunity

Street Tree Supervisor
$34.06 - $41.40 Hourly
$5,903.08 - $7,175.22 Monthly
$70,837 - $86,102.64 Annually

THE POSITION: Under direction, supervises Forestry crews performing tree maintenance including pruning, removal, tree planting, watering, pest management, and tree preservation activities. Inspects trees located throughout the City including Parks and Facilities, enforces City tree ordinances, provides information and assistance to other City Departments and staff, organizes, monitors, and evaluates crew and contractor service activities; answers questions from the public and staff; investigates complaints; provides exemplary customer service to all individuals by demonstrating a willingness to be attentive, understanding, responsive, fair, courteous and respectful, and to actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment. Note: this is an unclassified, at-will supervisory position. Interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for early January 2020.
 
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Education/Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be four years of increasingly responsible experience in arboricultural maintenance, including one year of administrative and supervisory responsibility; and/or training and education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized course work in tree maintenance or a related field.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of tree pruning/trimming, tree maintenance methods and equipment to effectively maintain trees, rigging methods and use and maintenance of tools and safety precautions concerning tree services activities; arboriculture, nursery practices, tree cultivation, soils, fertilizer, integrated pest management practices; local trees, characteristic and hazards;  forestry policies and procedures, tree inventory and maintenance operations, principles of supervision related to hiring, training, evaluation and discipline; and safety.

Skill in: Pest control management- Identifying insects and diseases that infect trees and plants in the Santa Barbara region and the actions necessary to correct problems; local, state and federal law and regulation; assist with budget, report writing and computer use (Word and Excel).

Ability to:  Supervise, train, evaluate, and discipline several mobile crews; direct, organize and plan the work of Forestry crew. Interpret, explain and enforce policies and procedures; diagnose and  analyze tree problems and determine remedies; effectively and tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from the public; identify common tree species; prepare and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records; work independently; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; perform computer functions competently. Analyze questions and resolve complaints; coordinate activities with other departments and divisions; evaluate material and equipment requirements for crews.

License Requirements: Applicant must possess a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment, and obtain a Class B license within six (6) months of appointment. Possess and maintain Arborist certification by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). ISA Municipal Specialist certification, and/or ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification highly desirable.

Selection Process
You must complete and submit the attached supplemental questionnaire with your application. It is important that your application and questionnaire show all relevant education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities you possess that qualify you for this position. Applications and supplemental questionnaires may be rejected if incomplete. All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may consist of a written and practical skills examination and/or an interview.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
CITY APPLICATION AND RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019.

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Green Horizons Landscape seeks Tree Climbers


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Green Horizons Landscape in Escondido, CA. We are a Family Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years located in Escondido. We are looking for Climbers to join our Arbor Team.

Please contact Arbor Division Manager Marc Goldberg (760) 745-1776 and visit our Website at

www.greenhorizonslandscape.com

Atlas Field Services seeks Consulting Utility Forester


Job Description:  Consulting Utility Forester – Pre-Inspector/Work Planner
Starting Salary: $40.00

Atlas Field Services (AFS) is currently seeking a Consulting Utility Forester/Pre-Inspector to join our team as a full-time employee. This position will directly contribute to providing a more reliable power delivery system while proactively participating in vegetation management for wildfire prevention. This role is ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain experience in the vegetation management/forestry industry, or for seasoned vegetation managers looking to contribute within a team environment.
                                                
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform pre-inspection in advance of tree-trimming work and document information for client’s vegetation management program
  • Audit tree contractor's work for compliance with client specifications and needs
  • Communicate daily with the client, contractors, landowners, and Atlas management
  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations
  • Assist in a storm and other emergency situations
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • ISA Certification is preferred
  • Experience in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture is required
  • Must possess tree identification skills and the ability to read maps
  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail
  • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) is a plus
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus
  • Current First-aid and CPR certification

Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions.

Physical
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Pre-Qualifications

  • Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

What we offer:

  • Industry competitive compensation
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • Lodging
  • Health, Dental & Vision eligible after 90 days
  • Life Insurance after 90 days – 100% company paid
  • 401k after 12 months

AFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Tiffany Alexander for questions and to send your resume to be sent to tiffany.alexander@atlascommodities.com and can be reached by phone at 832.963.0402.

The City of Burlingame seeks Tree Leadworker


The City of Burlingame is accepting applications for the position of

Tree Leadworker
$6,224.10-$7,578.60 / Month

All applications must be submitted here: https://www.calopps.org/burlingame/job-19935071
 
Our diverse family of employees welcomes you to apply. We are a small city that gets a lot done, and each member of our team is vital to our success as an organization.

We recently asked our employees what they enjoyed most about working for the City of Burlingame, and their responses fell into five general categories:

  • Colleagues
  • Community
  • Location
  • The Work
  • The Benefits

Browse the Burlingame Welcome Brochure for more information about why employees love working here or view our City of Burlingame is a Great Place to Work Video: 

Welcome Brochure 
City of Burlingame is a Great Place to Work Video
 
For more detailed information regarding the minimum qualifications and essential functions of the position, please review the Tree Leadworker job description.

Job Description URL: 
https://www.burlingame.org/document_center/Human%20Resources/R%20-%20Z/Tree%20Le...

Ideal Candidate
Under general supervision, leads and participates in the operation of the City’s tree program; performs the full array of duties assigned to tree maintenance, including skilled and semi-skilled work in the planting, maintenance, trimming, and care of City street and park trees; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; assists in the training of assigned personnel; performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Tree Leadworker.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of responsible experience in the planting, maintenance, removal, and care of trees, and a high school diploma or equivalent.

License/Certificate:  Possession of a valid class C California driver’s license. Ability to obtain a Certified Tree Worker (ISA) certification and ACRT Line Clearance Arborist certification within one year.  

Highly Desirable: Possession of an Arborist Certification.

BENEFITS:

  • Retirement: CalPERS 2.5% at 55 for Classic members and 2.0% at 62 for New members; Classic members contribute 1.5% of the City’s contribution to CalPERS retirement via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis
  • Health Insurance: Choice of CalPERS Medical plans. City pays up to 92.5% of medical premium of most medical plans
  • Dental and Vision for employee and dependents
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance plan pays 60% of monthly salary ($3,500 max)
  • Term life insurance policy in the amount of $75,000
  • Vacation leave of 10 days for the first 4 years and increases with years of service
  • Fourteen paid holidays per year (includes 2 floating holidays)
  • Sick Leave:  12 days per year
  • Deferred Compensation: City contributes $45 per pay period matching contribution to a 457 plan
  • Section 125 Flex Benefit: Un-reimbursed Medical and Child Care
  • Transportation Incentive Program
  • Reduced fee for City Recreation fitness classes

Special Instructions
APPLICATION PROCESS
This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time, or upon receipt of the first 100 applications, whichever occurs first. 
 
First review of applications will begin November 18, 2019
 
Interested candidates must submit a completed online employment application. Applications submitted without completed supplemental questions will be considered incomplete and disqualified from this recruitment process. Your responses will be reviewed for appropriate grammar, punctuation, and content. Resumes are highly desirable, but a resume in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted.  

Unless otherwise specified, ALL CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED ON YOUR APPLICATION.
 
Examination dates will be scheduled when there is an adequate pool of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible.
 
SELECTION PROCESS
All applications will be reviewed for relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. The department will invite the most qualified candidates to the oral panel interview examination.  Candidates must receive a score of 70% or higher on the oral panel interview examination to be placed on the eligibility list. The list will remain in effect for at least one year unless exhausted sooner. A limited number of candidates from the eligibility list will be invited to an interview with the Parks Superintendent and Parks and Recreation Director. Depending upon the number of candidates, this process may be altered. The Parks and Recreation Director will make the final recommendation for appointment. 
 
Note: Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The City of Burlingame reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.
 
Recruitment Contact
Contact phone: Contact email: 
(650)558-7206 hr@burlingame.org

All applications must be submitted here: https://www.calopps.org/burlingame/job-19935071

 

ECI seeks Utility Forester


Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the electric and gas utility industry. For more than 45 years, ECI has delivered innovative solutions that help improve public safety and ensure environmental sustainability.

We are looking for an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors and values the freedom of working independently to join our team as a Utility Forester.  This position will require travel throughout PG&E service territory - a Per Diem will be provided, as the work moves.  Current work is in the Sonoma/Santa Rosa/Napa region. 

ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career with ECI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities for improving safety and immediately report incidents, injuries, unsafe working conditions, unsafe work processes, and potential hazards.
  • Abide by ECI’s Code of Safe Practices, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention Plan, and safe driving principles, practices, and policies.
  • Abide by, integrate, inspire, positively influence and engage others to apply ECI’s Vision, Mission, Values and Principles (VMVPs) in daily activities and decisions.
  • Safely operate a motor vehicle for travel to assigned work area (locations vary).
  • Field checking work ahead of the tree crews.
  • In advance of patrol, review work locations to identify presence of endangered species and/or sensitive habitat and vegetation.
  • Review records, organize paperwork and prepare maps of circuits to be patrolled and maintain accurate maps and records of patrolled circuits.
  • Safely patrol energy corridors on foot, accurately identifying vegetation to be pruned, removed, or protected to remain in compliance with Client standards and specifications.
  • Prescribe International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) recommended directional pruning techniques and clearances for identified vegetation.

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Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, or related discipline or equivalent work experience. 
  • 0-3+ years of experience in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or tree-related green industry preferred. Utility line clearance or tree trimming experience also preferred. 
  • Ability to safely and independently work in remote areas with limited supervision. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Independent decision making and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to accurately read maps and judge spatial distances. 
  • Knowledge or practical experience in tree identification. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to represent ECI and its services in a professional and positive manner. 
  • Knowledge of common computer applications and ability to learn new programs. 
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record. 
  • ISA Arborist Certification is a plus. 
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) is a plus.

Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.  Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
 
Environment
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions
 
Physical
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

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