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Tree Maintenance and Quality Control Supervisor | University of California San Diego - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

This recruitment will remain open until filled. UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 2/2/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants : Apply by 3/3/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, the Tree Maintenance and Quality Control Supervisor plans, coordinates and supervises assigned staff in multiple phases of landscape operations and maintenance, particularly tree maintenance, and may provide supervisory support as needed in the areas of turf maintenance, horticulture, pest control, irrigation, equipment operation/maintenance, and landscape construction. Supervises, instructs and trains members of the Tree Crew, including Tree Trimmers and Tree Crew Laborers and occasionally other Facilities Management staff, in the use of equipment, work methods, new procedures and techniques of tree maintenance. Ensures that tree crew members are trained and proficient in current practices, standards and regulatory requirements. Inspects trees for disease, noticeable hazardous conditions, and assists the Urban Forest Superintendent with maintaining campus tree inventory. Meets with internal and external customers to coordinate regular tree maintenance and initiates special requests as required. Determines when outside contractors must be utilized to augment department staff. Ensures that the tree crew has proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including fall protection, and are properly trained in its use. Oversees the inspection and maintenance of vehicles, tools, equipment and PPE, scheduling inspections and maintenance, and procuring equipment and supplies as needed. Inspects the team's work after completion of tree maintenance activities. Oversees the installation and maintenance of campus flags and flagpoles by the Tree Crew Laborers, including replacement of flags as required and retiring them properly, as well as keeping track of Presidential Proclamations for lowering flags to half-mast. Receives predetermined work assignments that are subject to a moderate level of control and review. Works on issues of limited scope. Directs subordinates to complete assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies. Requires full knowledge of own area of functional responsibility. May be required to work outside normal schedule for emergencies as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS Working knowledge in landscape/groundskeeping services. Demonstrated experience (typically at least three (3) years of experience) in Tree Care Operations. Broad knowledge and work experience in management of all areas of Tree Care Operations and landscape maintenance in a large academic, hospital or commercial setting. Leadership or supervisory experience planning and coordinating the work of others and maintaining solid productivity and high morale. Supervisory experience including, but not limited to recommending hires, promotions, classifications, progressive discipline, dismissal actions and evaluating performance. Experience effectively following operational and human resources practices. Demonstrated ability to provide plant and pest identification. Specific knowledge of shrubs, trees and ground covers including growth characteristics, irrigation requirements, fertilization including trace minerals and diagnosis and treatment of infestation by noxious diseases and pests. Proven knowledge of soil types and conditions and the ability to perform and/or interpret soil analysis. Ability to detect and identify pests and pathogens as well as contributing factors to their development. Proven experience working within and following standard safety regulations, policies, and procedures typical to the trade. Knowledge of and experience using appropriate safety equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Knowledge and demonstrated experience with the proper and safe methods and equipment used in all aspects of Tree Care Operations. Proven ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emergency or sensitive situations along with the ability to carry out work according to policies and procedures. Experience demonstrated by skill to logically analyze complex situations and data. Demonstrated experience developing clear and concise reports or recommendations for management. Proven ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret data and provide an appropriate response. Basic computer application skills. Experienced user of standard computer systems and applications such as, but not limited to Microsoft Office Word, Excel,

San Diego, CA

HERC - Southern California

Southern California HERC, established in 2003, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, and research, medical, and cultural institutions. Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance. We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career resources and solutions. SoCal HERC includes members from the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. HERC provides job seekers with comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities, daily job alerts, career advice news and webinars, dual career support, and regional multicultural resources to help with relocating to a new community.

SoCal HERC Member Institutions:

Antioch University, Azusa Pacific, University Cal Tech

CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge,  CSU San Bernardino 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chapman University, Citrus College

Concordia University Irvine, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 

Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University

North Orange County CCD, Occidental College,  Pacific Oaks College & Childrens School 

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Soka University of America

The Claremont Colleges, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, UC Path Center

UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside

UCSD, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

University of Southern California, Vanguard University, Whittier College

While there are certainly wonderful opportunities to teach and conduct research at HERC campuses, of the 42,000 jobs on, over 24,000 (or 57%) are non-teaching positions. You will find jobs in healthcare, administration, software, information technology, finance, technical and trades, social work, student affairs, and much, much more.

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