Horticulturist Supervisor (Tree Maintenance Program Supervisor) – Austin

The Horticulturist Supervisor position is one of 2 Supervisors in the Parks and Recreation Forestry program.  This Supervisor is responsible for providing oversight and leadership for the Parks tree maintenance program, which includes supervising 6 direct reports and providing support to an additional 17 tree maintenance staff.  The tree maintenance program is responsible for tree inspection, proactive and reactive maintenance, tree removal and risk management for over 300,000 trees across 300 city-maintained parks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling and dispatching maintenance crews daily.
  • Ensuring staff maintain proficiency with equipment, current climbing techniques and follow ANSI A300 and Z133 industry standards.
  • Monitor crew performance, provide coaching, correction and disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Draft and administer performance reviews, develop and implement crew training.
  • Ensure fleet vehicles are properly used, maintained, and inspected.
  • Develop and monitor annual budget.
  • Assist with refining and implementing 3-5 year strategic plan.
  • Draft and implement annual operational work plans.
  • Coordinate communication about planned work with internal and external partner groups.
  • Provide support for training and volunteer events as well as educational programs.
  • Recruit, hire and train new employees.
  • Respond to emergency events as needed to coordinate crew response.


Pay range:  $24.59 – $31.91 per hour

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  This salaried position will oversee units that require emergency response at all hours. Some weekends, evenings and holiday work will be required.

More information here: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/91818