This position will be responsible for supervising and coordinating work crews assigned to field activities and operations of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Forestry Division. Key job duties include performing highly technical, skilled and semi-skilled functions for the division such as storm response, tree identification and inventory, complex tree removals, aerial climbing techniques for tree pruning duties - including rigging, tree planting and equipment operation for aerial trucks, chippers, grapple trucks and tractors. Supervisor is responsible for MUTCD compliant temporary traffic control and related safety practices. Lead person to develop, implement and monitor the strategic work plan for city trees including management of tree collection data with GIS mapping techniques to create work orders with priority scheduling and tree risk monitoring plan. Assist manger in providing specifications and work plan for contracted projects and oversight of the City’s tree trimmer licensing exam. Create technical reports of trees pruned, removed and debris collected. Coordinate city Holiday light display and assist with snow removal.
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in arboriculture, grounds maintenance, horticulture, or related field. Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of arboriculture, and/or horticulture including one year of lead supervisory responsibility. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid commercial driver's license (CDL), a commercial pesticide applicators license, an arborist certification and First Aid and CPR certification.
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About Lawrence, Kansas Lawrence is a diverse and multifaceted city that provides all many of the amenities of a large metropolitan area, while still maintaining a strong sense of community. Located in Northeast Kansas, Lawrence is just 45 minutes west of Kansas City, and 30 minutes east of Topeka, the state capital. Lawrence offers a rich and fascinating history, a wide range of exciting cultural experiences, nationally recognized educational institutions, and some of the most unique and enjoyable shopping opportunities in the Midwest. Lawrence possesses all of the aspects of a friendly, active and culturally diverse community. With the perfect combination of small-town hospitality and big-city attractions, Lawrence lays claim to its share of national recognition and historical significance.