Under direction, plans and implements the arboricultural programs
for a municipality or a commission, and supervises activities
required to accomplish the program objectives; does other related
duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Develops and carries out programs for beautification and
conservation of assigned areas by cultivation and preservation of
trees and shrubs, and by removal of undesirable arboreal growths.
Utilizes trees and shrubbery to improve appearance and shading of
grounds and buildings, and to combat erosion by wind and water.
Lectures and holds discussions with various civic groups on
Prepares articles to keep the public informed about subject
Keeps abreast with significant developments in arboriculture and
Determines the best available species of trees or shrubbery for a
particular location or function.
Selects and/or negotiates the purchase of specific trees and
Supervises activities concerned with planting, care, and
maintenance of arboreous plants or their removal.
Instructs personnel engaged in activities concerning proper
techniques for planting, fertilizing, trimming, grafting,
spraying, and performing other tasks pertinent to the care of
trees and shrubs.
Inspects trees and shrubs to check their development and discover
signs of damage, blight, or other tree disease, and evidence of
attack by fungi, insects, and wildlife.
Determines causes and extent of injury to plants and takes
measures to rectify the situation.
Where the use of poisonous and irritating chemicals is necessary
to protect plants, ensures that these dangerous materials are
handled and applied properly.
When responsible for the care of park forests, reservations, or
watersheds, may develop and execute programs for maintaining
waterways and other water resources in good order, and for
managing the preservation or control of fish and wildlife in the
Initiates fire prevention and fire control activities.
Participates in preparation of budgets, and prepares
specifications for equipment, materials, and supplies pertinent
to the operation.
Requisitions and supervises the storage, safeguarding, and
utilization of equipment, materials, and supplies.
Maintains records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Arboriculture, or Agriculture.
Three (3) years of experience in the planting, care, and
maintenance of trees and shrubbery.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential
duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of principles and techniques concerned with cultivation
and preservation of trees and shrubbery.
Knowledge of the utilization of trees and shrubbery to enhance
appearance of grounds and buildings, and in the control or
erosion by wind and water.
Knowledge of diseases, insects, and fungi which can afflict
arboreous plants, and of the control or elimination of these
Knowledge of equipment, material, and supplies pertinent to
planting, care, and maintenance of trees and shrubbery.
Ability to plan and implement arboricultural programs for
beautification and erosion control.
Ability to analyze problems in the planting, care, and
maintenance of trees and shrubbery.
Ability to develop effective work methods, give assignments and
instructions to subordinates, and provide them with needed advice
Ability to meet with the public and discuss matters pertaining to
the above mentioned programs.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office,
or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.