Salary Range: $31.11 – $40.48 hourly

Job Summary:

The City of Greeley is looking for an energetic and knowledgeable Forestry Crew Supervisor. This position supervises and supports the work of a field-based maintenance crew performing various landscape, vegetation management, maintenance, and public facility and infrastructure repair, ensuring all tasks are completed safely, within budget, and in a timely manner in the City’s parks, building landscapes and medians, natural areas and trails, and urban forest.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s degree (two-year degree) or certification program of comparable length
  • Five (5) years of experience in Landscape design, installation, and maintenance regarding turf and plant management principles and applications, or native land management practices.
  • Five (5) years of experience in Irrigation design, installation, and maintenance.
  • Pesticide Applicator’s License within 6 months of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Three (3) years of experience managing irrigation systems.
  • Three (3) years of experience with ArcGIS Pro and Field Maps.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of arboriculture and horticulture practices.
  • Knowledge of common pests and diseases found in turf, forestry, and native areas in Colorado.
  • Advanced knowledge of irrigation clock troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of irrigation line locators, snowplows, snow blowers, snow brooms, backflow testing gauge kits.
  • An understanding of basic budgeting standards, timecard approval system usage, and city policies.
  • An understanding and experience to read as-built drawings, construction plans, and ability to make comments on such plans.
  • Ability to operate full-size pickup trucks, snowplows, tractors, backhoes, loaders, forklifts, atv’s.
  • Knowledge of drafting tools, office equipment, measuring wheel, small hand tools.
  • Must be able to clearly verbalize and communicate with contractors, citizens, and employees of the City. Must also be skilled in crucial conversation and de-escalation in tense situations with various members of the community.
  • Oral, written, and listening communication skills, including the ability to accurately interpret what others are saying and convey messages, information, concepts, and details accurately and clearly.
  • Organizational skills, including the ability to set and meet goals and deadlines, manage appointments, create schedules, coordinate, and facilitate meetings, and make decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple concurrent and competing tasks and responsibilities, and adapt to changing priorities while maintaining personal effectiveness.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and stay on task when completing special projects and daily assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and reliable professional judgment, as well as collaboratively with a team to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to maintain a strong work ethic, positive problem-solving attitude, and enthusiasm for the work performed.
  • Ability to self-start and take initiative in completing daily tasks and special projects.
  • Ability to focus on activities that have the greatest impact on meeting work commitments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with a variety of internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises, coaches, and works alongside full-time and seasonal maintenance employees.
  • Prioritizes and assigns work to crew members and/or private contractors and citizen participants and participate in tasks/projects.
  • Performs conflict management with subordinate employees.
  • Assigns and coordinates the work tasks of outside contractors engaging in maintenance, repair and installation on properties and monitor those tasks.
  • Procures required materials, file work orders and maintain written or electronic copies of project records.
  • Leads staff and participates in performing a wide range of construction and maintenance tasks such as trash removal, leaf and debris removal, snow removal, repair and maintenance to public facilities, irrigation design and install, landscape design, and install, arboriculture and horticulture practices, public art installation, and maintaining public infrastructure.
  • Conducts general safety and hazard mitigation.
  • Actively performs, as well as coaches’ staff on, skilled work tasks which may include irrigation repair and design, carpentry, plumbing, minor electrical work, and landscape design and construction.
  • Operates and trains staff on all equipment necessary to complete assigned tasks.
  • Monitors chemical application program and coaches’ staff on proper application techniques.
  • Ensures all tracking forms are properly filled out and critical documentation is properly stored for record-keeping requirements.
  • Assists leadership with budget monitoring and provides suggestions for budget adjustments, CIP project inspections and reports, and subordinate hiring practices including seasonal staff.
  • Performs comment reviews for new CIP projects, plan reviews for all maintenance projects with areas directly supervised by this position and attends meetings or on-site inspections for construction projects.
  • Assists with performance measures input and assist in the creation of new performance measurements.
  • Makes recommendations for policy changes and assists in implementation.
  • Performs frequent citizen contact as well as contact with other city departments.
  • Acts as primary ambassador for division on public properties for landscape beds.
  • Communicates to Division leadership on projects and tasks throughout systems responsible for.
  • Supervises Field Technicians and assists in scheduling and work assignments, conflict resolution, special event assignments and task completion review.
  • Represents division in construction and project status meetings.
  • Responds to concerns and relays information.
  • Updates manager/superintendent on maintenance cycle, project updates as required.
  • Solves a variety of problems in situations where there are substantially diversified procedures, specialized standards, and only limited standardization.
  • Changes priorities or differing situations require the incumbent to consider which among many procedures should be followed in what sequence to achieve the required job results.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Organizes and delegates assignments to team members.
  • Hires, trains, motivates, and coaches employees.
  • Evaluates employee performance and goal setting.
  • Holds employees accountable for assigned tasks and goals.
  • Provides timely and constructive feedback and training opportunities.
  • Provides training opportunities with a focus on employee development.
  • Resolves conflicts and complaints.
  • Analyzes information and processes and develops more effective or efficient processes.
  • Establishes and achieves business and financial objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with safety procedures.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate to considerable physical effort that includes working from ladders in awkward positions.
  • Frequent use of light or medium weight objects (e.g., 25-50 lbs.) and use of medium weight tools.
  • Working from ladders and bucket trucks up to 40′ in the air
  • Working from standing and kneeling positions
  • Occasionally moving 50-to-100-pound items for standard grounds maintenance operations, shoveling heavy snow and mud. Working adjacent to heavy equipment as well as operating heavy equipment. Office environment includes computer screens, fluorescent lighting, and possible extensive periods of sitting or standing.
  • Position is split between field and office environments.
  • Position will be exposed to temperature extremes, extreme noise, confined spaces, charged electrical components, hazardous chemicals, and work around heavy equipment, as well as computer work and repetitive motions.

EOE Statement: The City of Greeley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training .

ADA Statement : We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting. Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at: HR@Greeleygov.com .

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must successfully complete all pre-employment screenings and employment eligibility verification. Pre-employment screenings include a drug test, a background and national sex offender search, a motor vehicle record search, and for some positions, a physical demands evaluation. For more information about City policies and practices during the recruitment process, including but not limited to EOE, Reasonable Accommodation, and pre-employment screenings, please visit our career page HERE.