Urban Forester (Parks, Trees & Facilities Supervisor)
City of Napa
March 7, 2018
73822.00 - 89180.00
Full-time - Experienced
WANTED: AN AMAZING URBAN FORESTER WHO LOVES ALL THINGS TREES, THRIVES IN LEADING BY EXAMPLE , AND WANTS TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE CARE OF NAPA'S ARBORICULTURE.
Are you hungry to produce great work in the areas of arboriculture, landscaping, , and maintenance management? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to create value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and continue that collaborative work with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the organization but the community we serve!
Show us what you're made of with your record of proven success in:
Urban Forestry Technical Knowledge and Skill - Knowledge of principles and practices of arboriculture and landscaping.
Building a Successful Team - Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals.
Driving for Results - Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
Leadership Disposition - Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of the leader role.
Planning & Organizing - Establishing action plans to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines and leveraging resources.
Decision Making - Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Safety Intervention - Having knowledge of conditions that affect the public, self, and/or employee safety under normal conditions and conditions that occur in crisis situations; skilled in identifying conditions that might cause health or safety hazards and takes action to remove such hazards; understands all aspects of providing a safe environment for patient, self, and/or others in crisis.
Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures. Adapting quickly to change and easily consider new approaches.
Interpersonal Communications - Develops and maintains effective relationships with others; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations; shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness.
Customer Focus - Commitment to public service to provide an experience that satisfies both internal and external customers.
Coaching - Guides others to make the most of their available skills and provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
Information Monitoring - Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
The City of Napa Parks and Recreation Services Department provides a variety of services for our community and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a wide array of parks and recreation areas within 820 acres; including 53 parks, 26 miles of trails, an urban forest consisting of 30,000 trees, and several public facilities. The Department consists of three divisions; Parks & Facilities, Recreation, and Administration, which employs 43 full-time staff and 200 seasonal, part-time staff and volunteers.
Located in an idyllic setting in Northern California, the City of Napa's historic character, natural beauty, and unique attractions have enabled it to become a quality residential community as well as one of the nation's premier tourist destinations. With its incredible combination of suburban amenities, rural beauty and the urban benefits of being only one hour from San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean the City of Napa is an ideal place to live, work and play as you enjoy the lifestyle of rolling hills, vineyards, open spaces and exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities.
This recruitment and examination is being conducted to fill a vacancy in the Parks Division and may be used to fill future full time vacancies as they occur during the active status of the employment list. The active status of this employment list will be 6 months unless extended or abolished sooner.
Under general direction, the Parks Supervisor plans, organizes, and supervises the inspection, maintenance, cleaning and repair of City parks, landscapes, trees, buildings and facilities.
The Parks Supervisors are responsible for overseeing the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of City buildings and facilities and landscapes, including parks, right-of-ways, trees and other City properties. Assignment may be made to the Parks, Tree, or Building and Facilities Maintenance section of the Parks Division, based on the needs of the Department.
The Parks, Trees and Facilities Supervisor is distinguished from the Parks Superintendent in that the latter is responsible for planning, directing, administering, and managing all city park operations, facilities, and maintenance activities.
General direction is provided by higher-level department or division management personnel. Responsibilities include supervision of maintenance workers/laborers, craft workers, custodial staff, and seasonal personnel.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Recommending and assisting in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishing schedules and methods for assigned program areas; implementing policies and procedures.
Planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating the work of subordinate staff and/or crews engaged in routine cleaning, set-up and minor maintenance of City facilities and buildings and maintenance of parks, trees and landscapes based on available personnel and operational priorities.
Training employees in work methods and procedures, formally evaluating employee performance, counseling employees related to performance deficiencies and recommending disciplinary action; participating in employee selection interviews and recommending hiring decisions.
Receiving requests for services, preparing time and material cost estimates; evaluating material and equipment requirements for crews; evaluating the budgetary impact of service requests and priorities requests within total budgeted funds; submitting requisitions for additional supplies, and monitoring the use of material to maintain inventory.
Overseeing the inspection of buildings and facilities, parks and landscaping and trees to identify maintenance or repair needs and to determine appropriate methods and materials for making repairs; overseeing preventative maintenance and light construction projects by inspecting work for conformance with established standards and design plans.
Overseeing building and facilities security access control program for city employees. Responsible for key/lock control access system for City facilities.
Organizing and directing maintenance work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of parks, parks facilities and tree activities, such as installation and repair of park irrigation systems, tree trimming and hazard evaluation, installation and care of lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, pruning of shrubs and other plants, application of pesticides and maintenance of park structures and facilities according to area of assignment.
Answering questions from the public and staff; investigating complaints and planning and directing corrective action within limits of authority.
Maintaining records of work performed and costs of labor and materials; preparing information for use in the departmental budget development process; preparing paper and electronic records, reports and forms, including requisitions for materials and supplies and petty cash claims.
Overseeing the work of contractors on a project-specific basis; may provide assistance with the oversight and day-to-day administration of department projects such as ball field construction, park renovations and playground renovation.
Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.
Principles, practices of employee supervision.
Principles and practices of basic program services and budget management.
Functions and material characteristics of a wide variety of elements common to the City's various buildings, parks, facilities, trees, equipment and fixtures.
Computer operations related to the work assignment.
Standard safety practices and programs related to the work.
Plan, organize, assign, and direct the work of employees.
Provide for basic program services delivery.
Plan construction, maintenance and/or repair projects specific to area of assignment.
Identify and describe needs for personnel, material, and other resources required for meeting established operating objectives and standards related to area of assignment.
Oversee and coordinate the work of outside contractors within the area of assignment.
Interpret City policies and exercise independent judgment within established guidelines.
Prepare accurate and complete program service and budget records.
Estimate time and material costs.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
Additional Required Knowledge/ Abilities for Assignment to Parks Section:
Names, qualities and characteristics of most shrubs, grasses and other vegetation throughout the local area.
Qualities and characteristics of materials, equipment and supplies available for maintaining City parks, right-of-ways, recreation facilities and other landscaped areas and related buildings.
Climate, insects, plant diseases and other conditions affecting the growth of vegetation in the local area.
Current development in the field of parks design and maintenance.
Apply and oversee the application of fertilizers, pesticides and related chemicals, and identify indications of disease fungus infestations of City parks, plants, trees and turf by utilizing integrated pest management techniques.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
For assignment to Parks or Trees: Two (2) years of journey level experience equivalent to a Park Maintenance Worker III at the City of Napa. Lead or supervisory experience is preferred.
Education: Completion of coursework in urban forestry, parks and landscape maintenance, building maintenance, or other closely related field is required. Additional course work in management and supervision preferred.
Special Requirement(s) for all incumbents: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Possession of a valid California Class B Driver's License with appropriate endorsements may be required based on assignment.
Possession of a valid State of California Qualified Applicator's Certificate with certificate categories appropriate to area of assignment is required by completion of the probationary period.
Incumbents may be required to work hours outside regular business hours and may work unusual and/or prolonged work schedules and/or multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions.
Special Requirements for assignment to Parks or Trees:
Possession of an American Water Works Association (AWWA) Backflow Tester certificate and/or an AWWA Cross-Connection Control Specialist certificate (or equivalent) is preferred and may be required based on assignment.
Applicants are to file a City application and supplemental questionnaire online with the City of Napa by the final filing date. A resume may be submitted, but it will not take the place of the completed application forms. Applications are accepted online at www.cityofnapajobs.org. All applications and answers to the supplemental questions as outlined in the job bulletin must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on the final filing date.
Please answer all mandatory supplemental questions. Type in "N/A" if the question does not apply. Do not leave any questions blank or your application may be rejected. List all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.
Notification and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondences are being received. Some e-mail accounts recognize these e-mails in the spam/junk folders. Please check your e-mail spam/junk folders or allow e-mail correspondences from e-mails ending in neogov.com.
Each candidate will be evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (Pass/Fail), educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position.
Depending on the number of qualified candidates, methods of evaluation may include a combination of: a written examination, job related exercise, an application appraisal of training and experience (including resume and supplemental questionnaire responses), phone or web-based testing and/or in-person interviews. Interested internal candidates will be invited to informational interviews to learn more about the position and selection process. External candidates may request an informational interview once they have been determined to meet the qualifications for the position.
Candidates who pass the Application Appraisal will be notified.
Candidates who pass the screening phases will be invited to participate in the panel interview and will determine candidate placement on the eligibility list.
The probationary period is the final phase of the selection process.
Candidates must attain a minimum score of 70% in each phase of the selection process. When three or fewer candidates are available, the testing procedures outlined in the Job Announcement may be waived by Human Resources.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date as stated on the job flyer. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from the Human Resources Department, and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 18-40231-PRS
About City of Napa
Imagine living and working in the beautiful wine country of Napa Valley! The City of Napa is the centerpiece, the dynamic hub of this idyllic valley with a population of over 80,000. We value diversity in our workforce because it helps us identify and adjust to the changing needs of the community. The City will offer you a variety of work and challenges that result in a satisfying public service career. Find your opportunity today!
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