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Tree Management Supervisors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Tree management supervisors monitor the progress and quality of the related tasks by the tree workers, co-ordinate and organise training in tree risk assessment and management, assist in providing support to deal with emergency incidents, and handling complaint cases and enquiries

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Tree risk assessment skills

Tree Management Supervisors are required to understand the principles of advanced diagnostic techniques for assessing tree risk

Tree management and supervisory skills

Tree management supervisors are required to supervise and monitor the quality and progress of the tasks carried out by the tree workers.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • holders of a certified arborist license or a licence of higher levels and tree risk assessment qualification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture, or equivalent, are preferred.


  • > have good working knowledge on tree risk assessment, survey, proper tree pruning technique, escalated platform operations, safe work system, chain saw and mechanical tools
    > minimum 3 years of  experience in tree risk assessment, tree management or supervising manual workers

Other specific requirements

  • Possession of driving license (class 1 & 2; and 18) preferred

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Tree management supervisors usually work outdoors or at parks performing physically demanding tasks, as well as in-door documentation works and liaising with relevant parties.