Job/Bid Announcement – Forestry Supervisor

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Job Number: 288118 – JOB TITLE:  FORESTRY SUPERVISOR

BID ANNOUNCEMENT

Department:  STREETS & SANITATION

This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal and Foreman Local 1001. (BARGAINING UNIT 54).  Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position. 

 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.” (NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO GET YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Number of Positions: 1

Under general supervision, supervises forestry crews engaged in the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees and plant materials for landscape beautification projects

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES

·        Plans, assigns, and supervises the work activities of forestry crews engaged in the planting, trimming, removal, insect and disease management, and storm damage response of trees and shrubbery on City parkways

·         Develops and implements work plans and prepares time lines for the completion of projects

·         Conducts on-site inspections to ensure the quality and timeliness of work and to ensure that staff follow proper safety procedures

·         Supervises staff in the disposal of landscaping debris

·         Enforces provisions in the City of Chicago Municipal Code, Chapter 10-32 Trees, Plants and Shrubs, as directed by the Deputy Commissioner of Forestry

·         Supervises the completion of surveys to inspect and assess trees and other plant materials to determine the quality, rate of growth, and insect and disease damage

·         Inspects equipment for proper condition and operation and authorizes repairs or replacement as necessary