Urban Forestry Tree Inspection & Preservation Supervisor(s) (Supv. I - E) - Now Closing May 31, 2021

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Forestry
  • Salary: $65,811.00 - $109,491.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

Portland Parks & Recreation are seeking to fill two newly created Supervisor positions in the Urban Forestry Division. These two positions in addition to many other new positions are the result of Portland voters approving an operating levy to provide funding for the City's park systems and green infrastructure assets.

Applications are accepted until positions are filled. This recruitment will close on May 31, 2021.

About this position:Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking two Urban Forestry Tree Inspection & Preservation Supervisors. These Supervisors are key leadership positions overseeing the City of Portland's Tree Code to implement the Urban Forest Management Plan and manage the City's urban canopy.

About the work:The Tree Inspection & Preservation Supervisors will demonstrate strong people-management skills to oversee a professional team of Tree Inspectors. The Supervisors will apply arboricultural best practices and the principles of urban forest management to facilitate the City's Tree Code. These positions interact directly with a broad range of stakeholders, including the public and outside agencies and require effective communication and collaboration both in-person and in writing.

As a Tree Inspection & Preservation Supervisor you will:
  • Lead by example to create a positive work culture and environment that values safety, equity, quality, and productivity.
  • Be committed to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fully participate in dismantling institutional racism at the Bureau and the City.
  • Recruit, hire, schedule, assign work and supervise Tree Inspector staff; monitor work plans to achieve the program's mission and goals and ensure work is accomplished in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Establish performance requirements and personal development targets with assigned staff; evaluate performance and provide performance improvement guidance. Provide leadership and mentoring to staff.
  • Work with the Manager and other program staff to document and continually improve processes and procedures, including field implementation and business practices to increase program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Establish and maintain professional work culture, including standards of safety and effectiveness.
  • Interpret a variety of city codes, policies, and regulations.
  • Analyze and assess reports to make informed programmatic decisions.
  • Interpret architectural development plans and other development related documents
  • Work closely with the Permitting & Regulation Manager, Operations Manager, City Forester, other City infrastructure bureaus and public agencies to facilitate all facets of tree permitting.
About the Bureau:

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R's ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here .

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in all people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package , including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here .

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, current positions classified as "full-time remote" could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

To Qualify

Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Experience as a lead or supervisor practicing employee supervision, including training, scheduling, performance evaluation and promoting a safe, equitable workplace.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying arboricultural best practices, the principles of urban forest management and municipal tree regulation, including tree risk assessment, and analyzing and facilitating challenging tree decisions.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; present information, reports, and recommendations clearly and persuasively; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, staff, and external stakeholders.
  4. Experience interpreting site plans for development projects, reviewing arborist reports and the ability to use modern permitting management systems to accurately track data, generate reports, and manage workflow.

Applicants must also possess:
  • A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.
  • ISA Certified Arborist - required prior to end of probationary period. For more information about this certification click here.
  • ISA TRAQ - required prior to end of probationary period. For more information about this certification, click here.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**
Recruitment Activity Schedule:
  • Job Posting closes: 5/31/2021
  • Applications Reviewed: 4/7/21- 6/4/21
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 6/7/21
  • 1st Round of Interviews: Late -June
  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Early-July
  • Job Offer: July
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Applicant Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: Events | Career Center | Portland.gov

Contact Information
Tamara Larison, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3523 An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:
Monday, April 12, 2021
PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Information session recording link: https://zoom.us/rec/share/DJK8GanZ8iQ2kN4JKftuv8C09fmbp_2gXIrA_FsOM5BQx848BliyT1_6kR-21fiq.s4rVzn4Dt0x8WLTbClosing Date/Time: 5/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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