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Tree Maintenance Supervisor (12603,Grade 22) Career Opportunity with the M-NCPPC

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2 months 2 weeks ago #140030 by SamanthaH

The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission is one of the largest organizations servicing both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. In both counties, we manage the park systems and in Prince George’s County, we also develop and manage the public’s recreation programs.

Under the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Facility Services Division (FSD) is the largest Division in Parks & Recreation. We provide high quality maintenance and maintenance support services for all of the parks and recreation facilities within Prince George’s County. We have six major work areas: Fleet Management, Buildings & Structures (Trade Shops), Horticulture & Forestry, Major Maintenance & Inspection, Critical Projects (Aquatics, Sustainability, Heavy Equipment and ADA) and the Administrative section.

We offer an: excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision, as well-paid vacation/sick/holiday/personal days the first year; opportunities for advancement and steady employment. You may be required to come in for storm and emergency work.

We are seeking a Tree Climber/Maintenance Supervisor located in Horticulture & Forestry and specifically the Forestry section. Forestry is responsible for the maintenance, pruning and safe removal of all the trees (dead, declining and hazardous) located within 25,000 acres of land acquired by the Commission for 85 years, throughout the Prince George’s County parks system.

As a Tree Climber/Maintenance Supervisor, you would report directly to the Senior Urban Forester and be responsible for pruning and tree removal projects that range from a couple of hours to one week. You may be involved in 1,000 tree removals ranging 6 to 60 inches in diameter and pruning 2,000 to 3,000 trees in a year’s time frame. Some projects are complex and involve the use of cranes to remove larger trees. Other technical removal projects involve working around hiker-biker trails, playgrounds and recreation centers, ensuring that your tree maintenance activities do not damage the structures.

As Tree Climber/Maintenance Supervisor, you supervise an on-site tree crew, ensuring that the work is complete, crew hours are reported accurately, the crew observes all safety protocols (such as wearing personal protective equipment), and ensuring that all accidents are reported.

This position requires that you have a working knowledge of proper notching and wood lowering procedures, as well as, the ability to tie effective climbing knots. Rigging and bucket truck experience is a must. Also, as Tree Climber/Maintenance Supervisor, the ability to diagnose insects/diseases and accurately identify tree types is desired. As needed, you must be able to climb and work at heights of 100 or more feet in the air. You should also be a team player who gets along with other employees and has some supervision experience.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in tree maintenance/climbing, including one (1) year in a lead or supervisory capacity.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 4 years.
Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements at time of employment and in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.
Pass Commission medical examination.

Please email me directly should you have any questions:
Samantha Haye
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