Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, July 29, 2024.

Serves as a crew leader, part of work crew, and/or independently focusing on tree care operations within assigned or tasked sites throughout the County. Utilizes a broad variety of tools and equipment to a high degree of proficiency. Handles complex assignments, working in extreme weather and traffic conditions as needed; performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties

  • Extensive working knowledge of tree care, tree maintenance, and general landscaping; ability to safely and efficiently operate, maneuver and manipulate a wider variety of hand, power, pneumatic, hydraulic gas and electric tools and equipment specific to assigned tasks with a consistently high degree of proficiency and precision and with constant attention to safety to prevent accidents and damage; advanced working knowledge of the hazards in physically demanding work and of necessary safety precautions; ability to work safely in all types of weather, traffic and worksite conditions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills used to coordinate with department staff, contracted personnel, and the County’s diverse citizen populations using non-technical language to provide excellent customer service, explain reports containing essential information, and share information on tree care operations.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex instructions, policies and data, including federal regulations; makes sound decisions independently, appropriately involving supervisor as needed; excellent organization skills with the demonstrated ability to plan and execute assigned work effectively to successfully complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner within established deadlines; ability to plan, organize, and conduct meetings or training sessions.
  • Non-supervisory. Serves as crew leader and as part of a team; excellent training and collaboration skills.
  • Works indoors and outdoors; may work in various locations based on assigned duties.
  • Visual and hearing acuity sufficient to interact with a diverse audience of citizens. Physical ability sufficient to perform assigned duties in an office environment & various duty-related locations under all types of worksite, traffic, & weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school supplemented by relevant college or other relevant secondary coursework or training, 2- or 4-year college degree in relevant field (Forestry, Horticulture, Environmental Science, etc.) preferred, and seven (7) years of relevant experience. OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Additional Information

Valid Virginia Driver’s License.

Ability to attain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within one year of hire date.

ISA Certified Arborist or equivalent certification within one year of hire.

Ability to attain 3A and 3B pesticide applicator licenses within six months of hire date.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, July 29, 2024.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our online applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal though https://henrico.us/services/jobs or click on the Jobs link in the upper right-hand corner of our main County page at https://henrico.us.

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Main Organization

General Government

General Government

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time