City of Detroit Forestry and Landscape Foreman in Detroit, Michigan

Forestry and Landscape Foreman

Salary

$38,417.60 - $40,331.20 Annually

Location

MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service

Department

General Services

Job Number

64-20183521041LO

Closing

1/31/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

  • Description

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Description

Under general supervision, supervises a moderately large group of workers engaged in removing, planting, cultivating, pruning, spraying trees and shrubs and performing landscape work in streets and municipal parks.

Examples of Duties

1.Supervises a moderately large group of workers engaged in removing, planting, transplanting, moving, pruning, spraying, cultivating and caring for diseased and damaged trees and shrubs.

2.Performs forestry related tasks as assigned by supervisors.

3.Assigns work and instructs crew about appropriate techniques for forestry tasks.

4.Ensures that proper safety precautions are used with regards to workers, the public and adjacent property when removing large branches or trees.

5.Instructs subordinates in the preparation of spraying solutions.

6.Applies pesticides.

7.Inspects work in process and upon completion.

8.Monitors employee schedules and attendance.

9.Transfers workers from job to job and/or tools and supplies to various activities.

10.Monitors and manages crew's equipment and vehicles.

11.Maintains daily work records of projects and forestry/tree service request databases.

Minimum Qualifications

High School graduation or GED, preferably with completion of coursework in horticulture.

Two years of experience in caring for and cultivating trees and shrubs including pruning, spraying, planting and in landscaping. One year of experience in a supervisory capacity.

Supplemental Information

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Methods of pruning, trees and shrubs, treating insects and diseases, transplanting and moving trees and shrubs.

  • Appropriate procedures to remove hazardous trees.

  • The operation of forestry equipment and vehicles.

SKILL IN:

  • Physical and mechanical dexterity.

  • Proper handling of swing lines, pruning tools, saws and other work related equipment.

  • Observation and keen attention to detail.

  • Effective interaction with subordinates and others with diplomacy and tact.

ABILITY TO:

  • Organize, supervise and direct the work of others.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ensure safety precautions are followed.

  • Display initiative and resourcefulness in performance of duties.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Persons certified or promoted to this classification must possess and maintain a valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver License with a Group B endorsement with air brakes. Successful applicants must meet physical standards prescribed by the Michigan State Motor Carrier Division and must possess and carry a valid current Medical Examiner's Certificate certifying physical fitness for driving in accordance with State of Michigan Motor Carrier Safety Act-1988.

Persons certified or promoted to this classification must possess and maintain valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification with category 6.

Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: None.

SUBJECTS AND WEIGHTS

Max.

ORAL APPRAISAL: 70%

T.E.P. Q: P/F O.C.: 30%

City Employees Benefits Summary

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical

Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.

Dental

Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.

Vision

Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

VACATION and LEAVE

Holidays

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.

Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,

RETIREMENT BENEFITS

City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.

01

Do you possess a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification with category 6?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Do you possess a valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver License with a Group A or B endorsement with air brakes?

  • Yes

  • No

03

Do you possess a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate certifying physical fitness for driving in accordance with State of Michigan Motor Carrier Safety Act-1988?

  • Yes

  • No

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