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Urban Forestry & Beautification Manager - G129

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates, rewards, and disciplines employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Administers the functions of the Urban Forestry and Beautification Program; develops and maintains the computer-based master tree program; develops and maintains the tree planting program according to the master tree plan; coordinates community-based tree
  • Diagnoses tree conditions; makes assessments for possible public safety hazards; investigates incidents as needed.
  • Plans, allocates, and monitors time, people, equipment, and other resources to ensure efficient organization and completion of work; works on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Receives, analyzes, and organizes work requests; determines which crews will be assigned to various types of work.
  • Monitors productivity and work flow; resolves problems to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements.
  • Collaborates, persuades, and negotiates with others outside work area to coordinate efforts and maintain cooperative and efficient relations.
  • Develops new methods through planning and organization.
  • Manages the purchasing and inventory control of parts, equipment, and supplies for unit.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including goal setting, program budget development and implementation, and supervision.
  • Knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local laws and regulations.
  • Skill in using computers and various software programs. 
  • Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of directions.
  • Skill in record keeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating, and organizing administrative operations.
  • Skill in analyzing and resolving administrative situations and problems.
  • Skill in investigating, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data.
  • Skill in applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks and to understand, interpret, and communicate complicated policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Skill in preparing clear and concise reports, correspondences, and other written materials.
  • Skill in using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines. 
  • Skill in planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff. 
  • Skill in selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other personnel and the public.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape, Forestry or related field is required. ISA (International Society of Arboricultural) Certification required. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. 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 sitting at a desk or table or while standing or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects. 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.
  • 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.