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Job Details
Job Order Number
1736648
Company Name
City of Norman
Physical Address
201 W. Gray Bldg C
Norman, OK 73069
Job Description

Essential Functions: Coordinates rights-of-ways hazard tree removal via interdepartmental tree removal crews. Coordinates project design and purchase of trees and materials for planting projects. Coordinates planting incentives sponsored by the City. Coordinates a community/neighborhood tree planting program and community service workers and volunteers in all tree planting and maintenance work. Administers planting programs and community forestry projects according to the community forestry plan and City Tree Ordinance. Seeks additional funding from other sources including grants and sponsorships. Develops and maintains a park and street tree inventory/mapping in conjunction with the GIS Services Division of the Planning Department. Fields inquiries for public and responds to general questions regarding installation, health, and maintenance. Develops educational materials to publicize information regarding Best Forestry Practices and Tree Board program activities. Prepares and reviews specifications, costs estimates, contracts on tree related projects, correspondence, plans, studies, technical reports, and policies and procedures documents. Makes presentations to various groups, boards, and commissions. Provides information and staff services to Norman Tree Board. Monitors City sponsored planting projects in order to replace trees and maintain inventory records as needed. Monitors the health and status of the community forest and recommends work plan activities to address problems. Reviews development plans for compliance with established landscape ordinances and street tree improvement plans. Educates City staff regarding tree removal, construction near trees and tree replacement activities. Prepares pertinent information relative to the forestry division budget. Consults with all City departments, utility companies and other organizations for better public relations regarding tree programs and information. Performs other related work as required.

Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to other City departments and community groups and organizations to stimulate public awareness and interaction. Ability to establish effective working relations with the public, City departments, contractors, developers, local agencies, the media, and elected officials. Ability to lift and carry light (up to 25 lb.) supplies, materials, and equipment frequently. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) supplies, materials, and equipment occasionally. Work requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing. Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass a background investigation, physical examination and drug screen.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Works in an office environment; however, time is spent outside exposed to temperature extremes, dirt, dust, noise, etc.


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