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Forestry Supervisor I - Louisville, KY #7725098

Company: City of Louisville, KY

Date: 11/22/2020

City: Louisville, KY

Employment type: Full-time



Supervises tree removal and maintenance work crews in parks, parkways, and public thoroughfares

Exercises supervision over subordinate personnel

Examples of Duties


Prepares reports on programs and completes special projects

Enforces safety procedures to insure safe operation of equipment and employee safety

Inspects work sites to determine work methods and procedures, machinery, equipment, tools and materials

Provides technical assistance and instruction concerning the operation and use of equipment and chemicals, and removal of damaged limbs and branches

Supervises work crews involved in grass cutting, pruning, spraying, treating, felling, planting, transplanting and removal of trees and shrubs

Oversees the cleanup of tree and shrubbery debris from parks and parkways, trails and lake areas and provides technical assistance and instruction

Designs forestry trail layouts, supervises the construction of rustic structures and installation of trail signs, and stocks lakes with fish and wildlife

Operates vehicles and equipment to remove debris from park areas, and transports employees and equipment to and from work sites

Performs related work

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree



Park Management

Related field


Four years of forestry, forest ranger, or park management experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted


Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA

Must be on 24 hour call

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license


Must be certified as a Pesticide Applicator in the State of Kentucky or obtain within one year of employment (KRS 217B)

Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver?s License (CDL) or obtain within six months of employment


Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Climbs trees exceeding 100 feet in height

Climbs trees using the rope and saddle method

Lifts and carries items weighing up to 70 pounds

Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting

Spends prolonged periods of time sitting, standing, walking, carrying, stooping and climbing

Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

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