Overview

Under limited supervision reporting to the Manager of Parks and Public Lands, provides professional work overseeing the care and improvement of public lands. Serves as a technical resource, ensuring protection, health and beautification of trees, shrubs, turf and landscaping located within the City of Kissimmee’s public parks and lands. Responsible for the practical application of forestry and landscaping practices in compliance with all established zoning and code regulations.

Performs related supervisory and technical work as required.

Essential Functions:

Monitors the management of vegetation in City parks facilities, aquatic environments, city right-of-way (ROW) and other landscaped areas. Supervises the training and work of crews engaged in tree work and inspections, turf maintenance and the application of fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides.

Provides information, training and professional advice to the general public, developers, contractors and inspectors as well as coordinating with other industry professionals locally, at the state and/or federal level.

Ensures proper record keeping and compliance with all applicable local, State and Federal codes and regulatory requirements.

Develops appropriate budgets for chemical applications and oversees the proper calculations and mixture of herbicide and pesticide applications.

Other:
It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations enumerated in the job description is not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions.

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Education:

  • Bachelor’s in Arboriculture, Forestry, Natural Resource Management Horticulture or a closely related field

Experience:

  • three (3) years of experience in natural resource protection and management

Certifications:

  • ISA Arborist Certification required withing the first year of employment
  • State Pesticide Applicator certification and license categories: aquatic, limited lawn and ornamental is required within first year of employment.
  • Must possess or obtain the most current FEMA 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 incident command system certifications within 6 months of employment.

Knowledge:

  • Good working knowledge of native plant and invasive species identification.
  • Good working knowledge of tree care, pruning, and planting techniques.
  • Good working knowledge of all related vehicles, equipment and tools and the ability to train staff on the safe operation.
  • Good working knowledge of herbicide and pesticide calculations and applications as they relate to urban landscapes, parks and natural areas.

Work Location: In Person

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $59,051.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • in natural resource protection and management: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: In person