*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
The predominant function of this position is to supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in planting, trimming, removing and maintaining horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, applying knowledge of environmental control structures, systems, and techniques and plant culture. Conducts inspections and evaluations of Evanston’s forestry.
Specific assignment will include some or all of the following:
Knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Work is performed with technical independence under the direction of a supervisor. Works may also involve providing skills enhancement training to employees assisting with the work. Assignments are general in nature and can be in the form of verbal or written instructions as to the desired results, with employee deciding the proper methods required to complete the work and responsible for completing the work in accordance with City work rules and safety regulations. Work is checked at the completion of a project through observation, meetings and feedback from the supervisor and from other department employees. Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with classification standard. Additionally, work is evaluated for the quality of workmanship, timely completion of projects, and cost-effective resolution of construction or maintenance problems encountered.
The employee has regular contact with other City employees to complete work requests and to clarify maintenance needs, and with the general public in public facilities. The employee may also have contact with part suppliers or vendors to order materials.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility
for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact the Human Resources Department at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).