•Generous paid leave and group health coverage (medical, dental, vision, EAP, Life & Disability Insurance)
•CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members); employees contribute 11.5% for classic members/10.5% for new members to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction
•Support for Continuous Learning & Development:
•Up to $2,000 in tuition reimbursement for education advancement annually, with a one-time opportunity for up to $20,000 for the completion of a work-related Bachelor’s or Master’s
•Professional/Technology Development Funds $1,000 annually
•Wellness and Engagement Culture:
•Access to an onsite employee gym
• Incentive pay for participating in the City’s wellness program
•Up to $100/month City contribution for mass transit expenses, with $10/month minimum employee contribution; discounts for carpools and ride-shares; a bicycle commute incentive.
•Ongoing commitment to robust internal communication and feedback.
•And More: Employee appreciation days and activities.
Telecommuting is allowed.
What's the Role?
We’re looking for a highly motivated,skilled, organized, and experienced professional to join the Community Services Department and take on the role of Forestry and Roadway Manager. The Forestry and Roadway Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations, maintenance and enhancement of the urban forest. This key management position will plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Forestry and Roadway Division, including the Heritage and Street Tree programs, the downtown and Civic Center areas, median landscaping, and pesticides. This position receives general direction from the Community Services Director or Assistant Community Services Director and exercises direct and indirect supervision over assigned division personnel. If you are looking to take on a challenging and rewarding technical professional role, this position is for you! Review our detailed job description here.
What You'll Do
Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Forestry and Roadway Division and oversee the development of the Division’s work plan.
Participate in recommending the appointment of personnel; train, evaluate and schedule staff; and support learning and development
Represent the division at professional, community, and advisory committees and organizations; provide staff support as necessary.
Develop and manage a variety of grants, contracts, and agreements related to forestry and roadway activities.
Enforce ordinances, codes, and City regulations related to the City’s Forestry and Roadway Program.
Analyze and prepare reports for City Council and attend meetings as necessary.
Administer the division budget, including analyzing expenses and setting rates and fees; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Act as a liaison between citizens and City staff regarding complaints and inquiries.
Inspect and report on contractor services and work with Forestry staff to enforce Mountain View's Heritage Tree Ordinance and implement the forestry management program.
Work on capital improvement projects, including developing cost estimates, preparing descriptions of work and cost estimates and conduct inspections of projects.
Why Mountain View?
Because where you choose to work, matters. Because you want to surround yourself with passionate, mission-driven colleagues committed to providing excellent service to the community and each other. Because you want to apply your talents in a place where words like “wellness,” “empathy” and “innovation” are not merely nice sentiments, but are ideals we strive to achieve in everything we do.
“Teamwork is a big part of why we are successful in Mountain View. We all pitch in and provide support. This is a vibrant community with diverse opportunities and challenges, so we rely on each other to get the job done” – Peter Raasch – Forestry Supervisor/Arborist
Submit your application and resume online at calopps.org or to the Human Resources Department; City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309. Please provide a valid email address on your application. This recruitment will close at 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, December 3, 2021 (postmarks, faxes, emails, and mail will not be accepted if not received by the filing date).Qualified candidates are encourage to apply early! Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to a virtual oral board interview tentatively scheduled for the week of December 13th.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in park or forestry maintenance/operations, including at least two years at the supervisory level.
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park management, forestry maintenance, or a related field.
Possession of a valid California Driver License.
Experience working in a government agency.
Possession of an Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arborists.
Possession of a California Pest Control Advisor's License.
Are we a Match?
You are an experienced leader committed to providing top-notch supervision to your team and exceptional customer service to fellow employees.
You are an exceptional communicator (oral and written) with strong interpersonal skills.
You are a flexible and resourceful person who is able to navigate in a setting that involves numerous parties, internal and external to the organization, with differing perspectives, interests and goals.
You are an individual who is self-motivated, team oriented, reliable and able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
You have the ability to make effective public presentations.
You have the ability organize work and set priorities.
You can prepare clear, concise, and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials.
You are adept at juggling multiple priorities and projects in order to meet targeted deadlines.
Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, just 10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco. The City is home to just under 74,000 residents and to many nationally and internationally known corporations. Mountain View covers 12 square miles, with an average elevation of 97 feet.
Mountain View is a modern, high-tech city operating under a council/manager form of government, with a 7-member City Council. While Mountain View is keeping pace with new ideas and innovations, the City is also committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. Mountain View is made up of a variety of distinct, locally organized neighborhood and homeowners associations that help identify our community's needs and shape the City's future.