Arborist Working Supervisor

  • City of Kalispell
  • Kalispell, MT, USA
  • Jun 26, 2019
Full time Foreman/Crew leader

Job Description

Salary:             $ 22.08 per hour as of July 1, 2019

Benefits:          100% paid health insurance for employee & reduced rates for dependents.  State retirement plan, 3-weeks’ vacation, paid sick leave, 10 State and Federal holidays.  This position may be participating in a *VEBA program


Performs a variety of semi-skilled and technical task in the maintenance of Kalispell’s Urban Forest.  With an emphasis on urban forestry, contract administration, and arboriculture practices.  This is a full time year round urban forestry position.



  1. Employee is expected to be on time and fully prepared every day they are scheduled to work. We expect every employee to strive for perfect attendance.
  2. Work assignments are made both orally and in writing. Work is performed with considerable independence in judgment and decision making within established policies, procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, periodic reports and by the results obtained.
  3. The following duties are typical for this classification. These are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.


Urban Forestry (70%)

  1. Assist with the care, maintenance, and removal of trees and other vegetation on city property in accordance with International Society of Arboricultural standards & arboricultural Best Management Practices.
  2. Conducts forestry activities from tree planting, tree pruning to tree care. Has a strong knowledge of plant materials, tree species, planting, pruning and removal techniques.
  3. Operate a variety of equipment and tools including aerial lift truck, chipper, stump grinder, chainsaw, backhoe, tree spade, and hand tool
  4. Properly setup work zone safety control along streets, sidewalks and work zones.
  5. Ensure equipment is inspected and working properly at all times including before, during and after each day’s work.
  6. Assist in administering urban forestry contracts to include pruning, removals, planting, stump grinding.
  7. Utilize GIS and GPS in record keeping.
  8. Assists in the training and/or supervision of lower level employees or community service workers.
  9. Provide storm damage cleanup which might occur during non-regular business hours.


Public Relations (20%)

  1. Administers various urban forestry programs.
  2. Serve as a member of the Street Tree Commission.
  3. Assist with the planning of Arbor Day and other tree related events.


Peripheral Duties (10%)

  1. Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.
  2. Assist with formal flower gardens, streetscape and create and maintain landscape areas with knowledge of herbicides and pesticides applications.
  3. Various other duties as assigned.