City of Boston

Tree Maintenance Foreperson

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(8/24/2021 9:34 AM)
Req ID
2021-20323
Dept
Parks Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Parks Franklin Park
Salary Min
42,931.49
Salary Max
59,959.85
Union
AFG
Openings
1
Posting End Date
10/10/2021
Contact Email
Aliya.Wilform@boston.gov

Overview:

This is a provisional appointment.

 

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION (essential functions of the job):

 

Under general supervision of the Superintendent of Tree Maintenance or designee, directly supervises tree climber(s), contracted crews or volunteers in the field and other employees engaged in maintenance and care of trees throughout the City, under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation Department and does related work as required (such as training of subordinates in new work methods and updating existing work methods).

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the trimming and care of trees, shrub, etc.
  • Investigates complaints from the public and initiates appropriate remedial action to be taken via the City's current electronic work order tracking system and reports back to Superintendent of Tree Maintenance or his/her designee.
  • Requisitions supplies and materials.
  • Inspects all work to ensure that it is performed properly.
  • Maintains time records.
  • Maintains work schedules of in house tree crew via the City's current electronic work order tracking system.
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of trucks and equipment assigned to the tree crew.
  • Responsible for daily inhouse tree maintenance operations including responding to emergency tree calls, tree pruning and tree removals.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paid experience in tree maintenance. Knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in tree maintenance; ability to plan, train, assign and supervise the work of personnel; ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in carrying out work details and allocating work; ability to observe and enforce safety precautions; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to maintain records and to prepare reports; ability to perform work in the field under varying climatic conditions; ability to perform tree maintenance duties including operating and working in the bucket truck. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.

 

Schedule/Hours of Work: Monday - Friday; 7:00AM- 3:30PM.

 

Must be available to work any assigned shift and any assigned area. Must be available to respond to emergencies 24 hours per day /seven (7)days per week.

 

Must be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts Hoisting License within the first six (6) months from the date of hire.

 

MUST HAVE AND MAINTAIN A CURRENT MASSACHUSETTS DRIVER'S LICENSE. CDL Class B License preferred.

 

Certified Arborist Preferred.

 

Pre-employment physical and drug test required.

 

CORI CHECK REQUIRED.

 

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED

 

Terms:

 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:   AFSCME/RA1-14

Hours per week:   40

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