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Assistant Manager - G127 - Forestry

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates, supervises, and oversees the division’s daily operations; provides the crew leaders with tasks to be completed; prepares after-hours 911 rotation schedules for the division.
  • Plans and supervises the workload for all crews.
  • Ensures that the division has the tools and equipment needed to safely complete daily and weekly tasks and assignments.
  • Ensures that work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Enforces department safety policies and guidelines.
  • Performs time and cost estimates for tasks.
  • Checks crew job sites to ensure that safety equipment is utilized and working properly.
  • Completes daily reports and timesheets to ensure that employees are paid properly.
  • Investigates, reports, and recommends action for special matters within the scope of the department.
  • Responds to citizen complaints within 24 hours.
  • Informs citizens about the procedures for removing or pruning trees on city rights-of-way.
  • Purchases tools and equipment.
  • Evaluates trees for removal or pruning on the city rights-of-way or on city property.
  • Coordinates and supports other divisions by providing equipment and manpower.
  • Coordinates and schedules employees to attend tree workshop training seminars.
  • Selects employees to receive awards for length of service or safety.
  • Performs the duties of the Forestry and Beautification Manager in his or her absence as needed.
  • Disciplines employees according to rules and regulations.
  • Writes memos to contractors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the tree industry
  • Knowledge of city ordinances.
  • Knowledge of management and supervisory techniques.
  • Skill in using computers and various software programs.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining reports and records.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical computations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic calculations.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Arbor Culture, Horticulture or Forestry or related field is required. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office, library, computer room, or outdoors where the employee may be exposed to cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.