City of Ventura
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Job Description
The City of Ventura is hiring! The City of Ventura’s Parks and Recreation Department has an immediate vacancy for the position of Tree Maintenance Leadworker. If you have tree maintenance experience while leading a crew, this job is for you!

Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together – they're counting on us.

The Tree Maintenance Leadworker is a "working" lead position, responsible for the work prioritization and assignments of three Tree Maintenance Workers.  With responsibility for providing training to crew and improving work methods and procedures, this leadworker also assigns work orders, coordinates on call schedules, and ensures crew safety at all times while staff is involved in the planting and maintenance of City owned trees.  In addition, the Tree Maintenance Leadworker exercises independent judgement in responding to customer service needs, including onsite meetings with residents, returning calls, emails and responding to Comcates  The Tree Maintenance Leadworker assumes overall responsibility for the supervision, administration, and operation of the Tree section, promoting work practices that build teamwork and a productive work unit.

The Ideal Candidate:

If you are interested in leading a team focused on service to the community, this position may be for you! Through education, training and/or experience, you have:
  • tree maintenance experience at a journey level
  • the ability to work in highly visible areas, interacting courteously with all members of the public
  • the desire to work cooperatively and collaboratively leading a highly productive team
  • a strong work ethic
….then you are an ideal candidate for this position.
Incumbents may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame.  This position may be required to work a non-traditional shift that includes weekends and holidays.  Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.

Position Qualifications

Combination of education, training and experience equivalent to high school graduation and two years of journey level tree maintenance experience. Lead or supervisory experience, coursework, or training is highly desirable. Computer courses and technical training in arboriculture, grounds maintenance, insect/pest control, botany, etc. is highly desirable. 
License:  Possession of a valid California  Class C driver's license.  Within six months of employment, incumbent is required to obtain and, thereafter, maintain the following licenses:

Valid California State Class B license with the allowable auto transmission restriction.
According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), drug testing is required.
Certificates:  Within one year of appointment to position, obtain and thereafter maintain, an Arborist certification issued from the International Society of Arboriculture.

Apply today if you want to work in a progressive, dedicated, and supportive team environment!

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a compensation package that includes both a generous salary and excellent benefits!

Salary: $25.66 - $31.19 Hourly  DOQ

How to Apply
To be considered for these exciting opportunities, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire now! ! The filing deadline is Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply!  EEO/ADA

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457