City of Boston

General Tree Maintenance Foreperson

Posted Date 4 months ago(8/22/2022 11:44 AM)
Req ID
2022-21231
Dept
Parks Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Parks Franklin Park
Salary Min
67,441.26
Salary Max
94,187.58
Union
AFG
Openings
1
Contact Email
Jacqueline.Chase@boston.gov

Overview:

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the position):

 

Under direction of the Director of Maintenance, supervises the crews assigned to the general maintenance of trees under the jurisdiction of the Boston Parks & Recreation Dept. and does related work as required. 

Responsibilities:

  • Directs foremen and contractors in supervising the maintenance of trees on City of Boston property throughout the city.
  • Responsible for identifying tree problems and recommending remedial action to be taken.
  • Confers with supervisor on major problems and recommends solutions.
  • Reviews the scheduling and progress of work performed by the foremen and crew assigned to the Park Department Tree Unit.
  • Requisitions and supervises the distribution of material and supplies.
  • Inspects work to ensure that it is performed correctly and safely.
  • Checks daily work schedule and prepares reports.
  • Works with constituent services to ensure accuracy of data base. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

At least three (3) years of fulltime, or equivalent part time, experience in the technical aspects of tree maintenance, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Must have considerable knowledge of tree maintenance and the operation, maintenance and management of tree related equipment; ability to plan, supervise and train tree maintenance personnel; ability to program tree maintenance activities; ability to identify trees, tree problems and recommend remedial action; ability to provide advice in purchasing tree maintenance equipment and supplies; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, contractors, administrators and the general public. Ability to excercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job.

 

Must have a current valid Massachusetts Driver License (CDL license preferred).

Pre-employment drug test required.

 

MUST BE AVAILABLE TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES 24 HRS. PER DAY/ SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK.

 

Employment Site: Working out of Franklin Park Service Yard.

 

Boston Residency required.

 

Terms:

 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: AFSCME/RA1-18

Hours per week: 40

 

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation. For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

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