Closing Date: September 5, 2019
Manager of Urban Forest Services (Continuous)
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department
The City of Victoria is recruiting for a Manager of Urban Forest Services, a position best suited for a strategic leader with a proven track-record leading a high-performing team. Our ideal candidate will bring exceptional communication skills, innovative ideas and strong leadership to a team responsible for administering the City’s urban forest services and natural areas work including, arboriculture operations, project management, community programming, long-term planning, and oversight of the Tree Preservation Bylaw.
The Manager of Urban Forest Services works closely with colleagues across the organization, as well as external stakeholders, to effectively steward the urban forest including trees growing on private and public lands.
Reporting Relationships and Key Contacts
The Manager reports directly to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The position oversees the work of the urban forest planning, tree management and natural area teams, comprised of approximately 25 staff.
This position works closely with other stakeholders within the organization, including staff representatives of Parks, Recreation, Facilities, Sustainable Planning and Community Development, Public Works and Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Real Estate, Legal, as well as external stakeholders.
Leadership and Management
Policies and Practices
Perform other related activities as required
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Forestry or Environmental Studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proof of arborist certification from the International Society of Arboriculture.
5-7 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a management capacity.
A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.
All applications must be submitted to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm, on the closing date noted above. Please apply online at www.victoria.ca/jobs.
City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca