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Tree Program Supervisor

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Welcome to Land, Buildings & Real EstateLand, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as "Caretakers of a Legacy."The Mission of the Stanford University Grounds Services Department is to provide a beautiful and safe outdoor experience for students, faculty, staff and visitors.We pride ourselves in being the in-house service of choice since the University began. We provide a stewardship role in the proper care of all outdoor facilities. We are prompt, efficient, and professional in appearance and duties. We "tailor make" our services and are immediately responsive to our diverse clientele.We have an immediate position for a Tree Program Supervisor.Job Series:Facilities Services Manager 1Job Code: 4361Grade: IExemption: ExemptLocation: 321 Bonair SidingWhat you will do in this role:Supervise one or more tree special crews in their daily activities; monitors daily work and activities including: scheduling and assigning work to staff, directing and leading workers in completing assigned work, monitoring work and project activity progress, and making necessary changes; records job site information and checks crew performance and records for accuracy and completeness.Support assigned project activities; ensure compliance with larger unit goals.Conduct performance evaluations of assigned staff; performing quality assurance checks. Participates in hiring and disciplinary decisions as well as in employee training.Coordinate and facilitate health and safety programs and training like the monthly tailgate safety meetings and document incident reports as required.Track budget for area of responsibility, and provide time and workforce needs and estimates to higher level management based on cost analyses, ensuring work is completed according to stipulated price and agreement.Implement, interpret, and manage policies and procedures pertaining to operations and facilities management as well as assist in the development of policies and procedures.Manage service contracts as applicable and coordinate maintenance and repairs of assigned equipment and vehicles.Coordinate activities, of the horticultural trade, and renovation with Stanford staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors. Manage and facilitate waste disposal program for the tree crew. Assists the manager in determining specific tree care needs and work schedules.Arranges pre-notification of public for work in areas on campus.Assists in determining tree maintenance work; coordinates operations with other University departments on cooperative projects. Inspects trucks, tools and equipment used by the tree crew and grounds maintenance, for safe condition and efficient operation, and coordinates necessary repairs.Other duties as assigned.To be successful in this role you must bring:A combination of education, training and experience performing responsibilities similar to those listed above.Minimum of 5 years in the arboricultural field and experience with leading or directing crew level teams preferred.Must be a certified arborist Principles of tree biologyTRAQ rating preferredDemonstrate experience in materials, methods, practices and equipment usage in tree maintenance, planting, preservation and pest management activities. Hands on knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management. Knowledge of principles of budget preparation and expenditure control.Demonstrate experience of types and level of maintenance, planting, preservation and pest management activities generally performed in an urban forestry program.Ability to manage occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work, including line clearance tree pruningDemonstrate record keeping and reporting procedures, including computerized maintenance systems.Ability to integrated pest management principles and techniques.Knowledge and experience with pesticide application regulations pertaining to pesticide use in the urban forest.Entrepreneurial methods and techniques used in the public sector. Ability to manage contractual services.Valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver's license. Class A (CDL) license preferred.Additional Information:PhysicalRequirements*:Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.Working ConditionsRequires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.Ability to work safely in all types of outside weather conditions May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays. Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). May be exposed to allergens, pollens, dust and fertilizers and pesticidesWork StandardsWhen conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.Interpersonal Skills:Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.Promote Culture of Safety:Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at .Why Stanford is for YouImagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy.Our culture and unique perks empower you with:Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job descriptionThe job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Additional Information Schedule:Full-timeJob Code: 4361Employee Status: RegularGrade: IRequisition ID: 88819SDL2017

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