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Parks Superintendent

Town of Falmouth - Personnel Office

Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540
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The Town of Falmouth, Public Works Department seeks a Superintendent of Parks & Forestry/Tree Warden. Responsibilities include supervisory, field and administrative work directing personnel, maintaining town property and street trees. Supervises personnel engaged in the maintenance, design and construction of facilities, trees, lawn care, disease and weed control, and historic cemetery maintenance; administers the division budget; makes frequent public presentations on division operations and proposals; ensures that athletic fields are laid out and lined for sports programs, including school sports at all levels; plans, directs and manages aggressive turf maintenance programs; oversees and administers the maintenance and construction of playground structures and surfaces in accordance with federal  regulations; oversees cemetery maintenance, serves as the Insect Pest Control Supervisor, oversees and directs education and eradication programs such as  Dutch Elm Disease, gypsy moths, cankerworms, and locust infestations; researches and writes grants for tree planting programs, historic preservation and public access grants; maintains irrigation systems for athletic facilities and landscape/flower beds; manages town forested and open space land and oversees personnel or contractors performing work; oversees work performed by utility companies on public shade trees pertaining to line clearance and underground excavations pertaining to root zone interference, and all other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s Degree in arboriculture, park administration or a related field; five years of experience in municipal park and tree maintenance, or related work, including budgeting and personnel management; supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License, Hydraulic Engineer’s License, Pesticide Applicator’s License.  Thorough knowledge of procedures and laws pertaining to shade tree management, forestry, insect pest control and wetlands; knowledge of equipment, materials and tools relative to forestry and park maintenance; knowledge of tree and turf insect and disease identification; knowledge of public sector forestry operations; practical knowledge of planning the work of crews. The salary range for this position is $36.48 - $47.61/hr. with a competitive benefit package.Interested candidates, please submit application, resume and cover letter by December 8, 2017.


Full job description, employment application and instructions for applying can be found at Falmouth Career OpportunitiesThe Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer

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