Tree Operations Manager

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Serves in a leadership role within the Parks & Recreation Department and a key role within the Greenwich Community, using technical expertise to manage the Town’s tree program.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Manages the Town’s tree-related projects and ensures the Town’s trees are healthy and thriving.
  • Manages the Tree Division personnel, including the hiring, scheduling, and training of staff; oversees the division’s safety program; determines tools and equipment required to safely perform work in a timely manner.
  • Serves as first point of contact for police, fire and utilities in after-hour tree-related emergencies.
  • In advance of emergency weather events, coordinates staff and equipment to ensure coverage needs will be met; coordinates post-storm clean-up efforts with other Town Departments and utilities.
  • Serves as Deputy Tree Warden and conducts tree hearings in the absence of the Tree Warden.
  • Inspects trees for evidences of moth infestations, beetles, other insect pests, and fungi diseases; supervises the treatment of diseased trees by Tree Division staff or external vendors.
  • Collaborates with various stakeholders i.e., Planning and Zoning, Wetlands, Department of Public Works, and other special interest groups, to review plans for work that can effect Town property and rights of way; ensures that activities on behalf of public utilities or others do not negatively impact the Town’s trees, and enforces Town and State regulations.
  • Ensures that tree-related questions and complaints from the public are resolved in an expeditious and effective manner.
  • Prepares, processes and oversees divisional budget and budget documents, vendor contracts, accounts payable invoices, and other records and statistics.
  • Conducts investigations and studies; prepares memoranda and reports.
  • Supports Town policies and philosophies.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Ornamental Horticulture or a related field, plus 5 years of supervisory experience as a working arborist, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the safest and most efficient methods and practices used in the pruning and general treatment and care of trees.
  • Proven knowledge of the identification and treatment of diseased or insect infested trees.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a divisional budget.
  • Proven technology skills, including Microsoft Office software.
  • Proven supervisory abilities. Demonstrated customer service skills in an environment of high volume demand.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and proven ability to make clear and concise public presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other officials, supervisors, employees and the public.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut.

Contact Information

Town of Greenwich
Contact Name: Erica Mahoney
Email: emahoney@greenwichct.org
Website: Apply Online