We are looking for qualified candidates to fill our Forestry Supervisor position. This position will serve as the City of Golden Forester. Come and see why the City of Golden is the place you want to be!
Nestled at the base of the foothills just West of Denver, Golden is steeped in history, romance, ambiance, and just plain fun. The City of Golden offers a unique small town atmosphere and a great place to work in an organization whose basic tenet is "Make the City of Golden a Great Place to Live and A Great Place to Work"
Being a Golden employee is more than just a job, it's a lifestyle. Golden is a vibrant outdoor community making it a great place to live, work and play. The City offers a wide array of benefits and perks designed to enhance the work and wellness experience our employees enjoy today and into the future.
The City of Golden has over 500 employees serving the community in parks and recreation, public works, public safety, and administration.
The City recognizes the importance of a quality work life balance. We support employee well-being through employee recognition programs, wellness programs, flexible work schedules, generous leave policies, and community involvement.
Under the general direction of the Parks, Forestry and Cemetery manager supervises the day to day activities of the Golden Forestry Division. Schedules, coordinates, and evaluates assigned projects in a comprehensive and progressive urban forestry program. Enforces city tree ordinances; plans and directs new tree plantings and maintenance of city trees; administers disease and insect control programs. Responsible for preparing and administering annual forestry budget. Working supervisory position. Work schedule is 40 hours per week. 4 day 10 hour work schedule through peak season. Weekend work as scheduled or needed.
All applicants are required to submit a completed online application with an attached professional cover letter and resume. You must also upload three professional references who have definite knowledge of your business & professional qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Click here to download a Reference Form, complete the form, save the form and upload to your application as an attachment. If you already have a completed list of at least three references you may upload that document in lieu of the Reference Form.
Responsible for overall operations involving tree preservation, tree planting, reforestation, and tree maintenance of city property.
Supervises Arbor Day activities, tree donation program, Tree City USA program, and the "Living Memorial" program. Duties include selecting trees and planting and construction of project.
Diagnose tree and shrub problems, develops or recommends corrective actions. Assists in correcting problems in a manner beneficial for both the city and the public.
Contacts and engages contract tree services to remove, trim or spray city trees and shrubs. Ensures contractors have the proper licenses, insurance, and are bonded. Develops and enforces tree care standards to be used.
Promotes tree benefits and awareness to the general public. Evaluates trees and shrub problems with the general public.
Responsible for maintenance and mowing of native grass areas and traffic islands and medians.
Serves as resource person for the Parks & Recreation Director, City Manager, City Council, and all other city departments on matters requiring professional and technical advice or decisions relative to trees and shrubs.
Prepares and administers annual budget including specifications and justifications for major purchases.
Performs related duties and responsibilities including meetings, presentations, and other duties or assignments from the director.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the forestry division. Directly supervises two non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Bachelor's degree in forestry, horticulture, or related field and minimum 2 years related hands on experience. Additional experience may be substituted for educational requirement. Landscape design experience beneficial. Two (2) years experience in administration, supervision of personnel in field operations, and 1 year in operation of equipment.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment. International Society of Arboriculture Certification (ISA) Preferred.
Nestled at the base of the foothills just West of Denver, Golden is steeped in history, romance, ambience, and just plain fun.
The City of Golden offers a unique small town atmosphere and a great place to work in an organization whose basic tenet is "Make the City of Golden a Great Place to Live and A Great Place to Work."