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Tree Inspectors - Portland, OR

Deputy Director - Lincoln, NE

Rural Forestry Program Leader - Lincoln, NE

Urban Forestry Maintenance Supervisor - Austin, TX

City Arborist - Reading, PA

Maintenance Technician, Forestry - Centennial, CO

Tree Ambassador Intern - Cambridge, MA

City Arborist - Falls Church, VA

Forestry Intern - Glen Ellyn, IL

Tree Canopy Program Manager - City of Charlotte, NC

Director of Tree Preservation - Parks & Recreation - New York, NY

Forester Examiner - City of Tampa, FL

ISA Certified Arborist - Branching Out Consultants - New York, NY

Park Maintenance II Forestry - Waterloo, IA

Executive Director -TreeFolks, Inc. - Austin, TX

Community Resource Forester - Cheyenne, WY

Tree Care Coordinator & Inspector - New York, NY

Education Coordinator - Salt Lake City, UT

Planting Coordinator - Salt Lake City, UT


Tree Inspectors
Portland, OR

Posted: April 12, 2014

City of Portland Tree Inspectors for Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) are responsible for processing tree permits and enforcing tree code regulations through plan reviews, field inspections and tree assessments, and engaging in extensive professional public communication and interaction. The City is offering an optional informational session for this recruitment. This recruitment will close when 75 applications are received or no later than April 25, 2014 at 4:30PM.

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Deputy Director
Lincoln, NE

Posted: April 12, 2014

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Rural Forestry Program Leader
Lincoln, NE

Posted: April 12, 2014

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Urban Forestry Maintenance Supervisor
Austin, TX

Posted: April 5, 2014

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City Arborist
Reading, PA

Posted: April 5, 2014

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Maintenance Technician, Forestry
Centennial, CO

Posted: April 5, 2014

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Tree Ambassador Intern
Cambride, MA

Posted: April 5, 2014

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City Arborist
Falls Church, VA

Posted: March 27, 2014

The City Arborist position establishes and implements policies, regulates development activities, conducts outreach to community groups, and works closely with the City's Urban Forestry Crew to plant, preserve, protect and maintain trees and other forms of vegetation throughout the City. The 3-person Urban Forestry crew, including two ISA Certified and one TRAQ certified staff members, performs the majority of City tree maintenance in-house. The City focuses on low-impact maintenance methods for its assets, utilizing chemical or synthetic products only in exceptional instances.

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Forestry Intern
Glen Ellyn, IL

Posted: March 27, 2014

The Village of Glen Ellyn Public Works Department is recruiting for one (1) seasonal Forestry Intern position. As part of this internship program, the successful candidate will be trained and gain valuable professional work experience by working with Public Works professionals on performing technical and entry level duties and skills pertaining to urban forestry management.

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Tree Canopy Program Manager
City of Charlotte, NC
Posted March 20, 2014

 

Apply Online:  Apply Here

General Summary:

This position is a highly professional position responsible for managing the City of Charlotte’s tree canopy program.  This position will develop and engage in initiatives that support City Council’s goal of establishing a 50% tree canopy by 2050.  The City of Charlotte is a leader in urban forest management and needs an innovative leader who can engage the community in creating and supporting Charlotte’s Strategic Urban Forest Management Plan. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Tree Canopy Program Manager serves as the strategic canopy manager for the City of Charlotte.  The Manager will build on current programs and develop new programs to create and implement a comprehensive Strategic Urban Forest Management Plan.  As the liaison between the City and other public and private entities, the Tree Canopy Program Manager must be able to successfully collaborate with others inside and outside the organization and to engage and inspire the community. The Manager will negotiate program and planting efforts in order to reach the 50% tree canopy by 2050 goal.  The Tree Canopy Program Manager is responsible for designing engagement, education, and awareness initiatives to inspire community investment around the tree canopy vision.  The Manager will be experienced in creating and delivering content for training and community engagement activities.  The Tree Canopy Program Manager will be required to attend some night and weekend functions.        

The Manager also provides technical expertise to the Tree Canopy Program by evaluating potential planting sites and making planting recommendations based on existing and projected tree canopy.  The Tree Canopy Program Manager supervises the team that creates plans for tree planting projects, determines the appropriate tree species, conducts training and outreach efforts, and coordinates with nurseries.  The Manager reviews and oversees contracts for tree purchases, plant installation, and watering. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscape Architecture, or a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy or Environmental Studies with coursework in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, or landscape architecture, or a similar combination of a 4-year degree and related coursework, and five years of experience in a leadership and management role. 

Certifications

Applicants must have, or be able to obtain, the Certified Arborist (International Society of Arboriculture), certification within one year of hire.  Prefer NC Landscape Contractor and Municipal Arborist certifications.  Prefer certification as a Master Arborist or ability to obtain the certification within five years of hire.

Other Requirements

Other requirements include a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional leadership and facilitator skills
  • Demonstrated skill in key competencies:  creativity, innovation, strategic thinking, partnering, conflict management, and facilitation / negotiation
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and public speaking
  • Effective supervisory skills
  • Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others to incorporate vision, strategic planning, and quality improvement into their roles in the Strategic Urban Forestry Management Plan
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and complete multiple projects concurrently and within established project deadlines
  • Ability to view projects holistically and as a part of a long-term plan while ensuring that the details  of each project are implemented correctly
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the nursery industry
  • Knowledge of tree selection, soils analysis, planting in urban areas, specifying plants, contract management, purchasing trees from nurseries, and identifying insects and tree diseases

Director of Tree Preservation
NYC Parks & Recreation
New York, NY

Posted March 19, 2014

Develop, promulgate and uphold the standards and protocols for tree care and preservation for street and park trees under the jurisdiction of Parks & Recreation. Perform a central coordinating role between the five borough forestry divisions to ensure standardization of agency policies and practices across sites. Work closely with other divisions and agencies. Coordinate Parks’ tree restitution program, including tree valuation forms and tracking. Oversee programs, staff, contracts, reporting, and budgets.  Research new materials, methods, and policies relating to tree care and protection and urban forestry. Organize training classes.
 
To apply, go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 145827.

 Forester Examiner
    City of Tampa, FL

    Posted March 19, 2014

FLSA: Exempt

SALARY RANGE: 
(N32) $48,796.80 - $73,028.80 a year

 

 

 

JOB CODE:001023

BENEFITS:

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

 

JOB PURPOSE:The selected candidate will perform lead and technical inspection work in the enforcement of tree,landscape and site clearing regulations and ordinances.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts in a lead capacity and participates in the inspection of trees for which removal permits have been sought as well as inspections to diagnose fungal, bacterial, viral,insectile and other pathological conditions, and inspections of wind, lightning, fire, and other forms of physical damage to trees; issues or denies tree removal permits based oninspections and/or diagnoses made; explains decision-making rationale and interprets ordinance requirements to the public and other concerned parties; confers with legal staff to secure opinions for use in legal proceedings; reviews architectural drawings to identify conflicts with actual field conditions; contacts project developer to obtain required documentation.
  • Inspects submitted landscaping, tree removal, and site clearing plans to assure conformance with municipal codes and ordinances; coordinates with lower level inspectors regarding site inspections to ascertain correctness of information contained in submitted plans; reviews factors and grants or denies applications; notifies applicants inwriting of reasons in event of denial; assigns and participates in inspections of site clearing activities to assure work is performed in accordance with approved plans; read and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, diagrams, plans and specifications, etc. to facilitate proper construction.
  • Assigns and participates in inspections of tree and landscaping installation required by municipal ordinance; ensures that quality, quantity and type of plant materials used areacceptable; ensures that proper procedures for protection of existing and installation of new plants are followed; ensures that provisions for maintenance and care of plant materials are provided.
  • Coordinates with utility engineers and representatives in order to locate lines; operates a light motor vehicle.
  • Instructs inspectional personnel in care, elementary disease diagnosis and maintenance of trees and other plant materials; participates in developing procedures, policies, and ordinance amendment proposals related to tree removal, landscaping, and site clearing;attends meetings and provides requested information to members of City Council, Variance Review Board and other variance approving boards; prepares and presents reports as required; keeps informed of ordinances, laws, statutes, etc. that affect the operation.
  • Consults with other site plan review staff (stormwater, zoning, transportation) to ensure the code requirements for other disciplines can be met without conflicts to the tree and landscape code.
  • Performs related work as required.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Considerable knowledge of: the principles and practices of ornamental horticulture;fungal, bacterial, viral, insectile, and other pathological conditions affecting trees; field and laboratory procedures employed in diagnosing diseased and physically damaged trees.

Working knowledge of: landscaping procedures and practices; the effects that site clearing and tree removal have on drainage, topography, and natural resources.

Some knowledge of: training techniques.

Ability to: conduct inspections and make diagnoses of pathological plant conditions;ascertain reparability of diseased and physically damaged trees; review landscaping plans and draw sound conclusions regarding their acceptance or rejection; enforce codes,ordinances and regulations firmly,tactfully,and impartially;perform work out-of-doors requiring a degree of physical endurance; train personnel in tree and landscaping inspections; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,officials, and the general public; operate a light motor vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, or a related field and six (6) months experience in landscaping, forestry, nursery operations or related work as well as six (6) months experience in tree and landscape inspections; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Special requirements: Experience in GIS mapping with ESRI/ARCMap, and familiarity with Urban Forest Management Plans is highly desireable.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES:

  • Certification as an Arborist.
  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.

Desired Certifications

  • Certification as a Municipal Specialist or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

EXAMINATION:

Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of March 25, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

3-11-14 (001023)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 3/25/2014 will not be processed.

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Full time and Per Diem ISA Certified Arborist
Branching Out Consultants
New York, NY
Posted March 18, 2014
Opportunity to work in NYC Metropolitan area performing the following functions:
  • Conducting an inventory and condition assessment of trees.
  • On site monitoring of activities near trees.
  • Provide damage assessment and remediation recommendations.
  • Selection of species and planting locations for trees.
  • Supervise tree pruning, planting, transplanting and removals.
  • Provide written reports.
-        Additional related tasks.
 Professional verbal and written communication skills required.
Please submit resume to Karen Flores: BranchingOutConsultantsadm@gmail.com
Salary based on experience.
 Requirements:
 ISA Certified Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture

Park Maintenance II - Forestry
City of Waterloo, Iowa
 
Posted March 17, 2014

 

All qualified applicants must submit a cover letter and resume detailing education and work experience to the City of Waterloo Human Resources Department, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703 or email employment@waterloo-ia.org.  The resume must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014.  Faxed resumes not accepted. All applicants will receive additional information on the position within a week of submitting their resume.  The City is not responsible for resumes that do not reach us electronically or by regular mail service.  A candidate who submits a resume by the deadline date and time and does not contact the City that they have not received a response will not be considered.

Under the general direction of the City Forester, performs a variety of skilled forestry tasks such as trimming, pruning, applying chemicals, planting and removing trees and shrubs along City streets, in City Parks and on other public property.  Essential functions include but are not limited to the following:  operates hydraulic aerial lift, log loader and other equipment used in planting, trimming, pruning and removing trees and stumps; removes dead, broken, misshapen and undesired branches using saws and other tools; lowers branches and limbs to the ground with ropes; removes overhanging branches and split or broken limbs after storms; prunes to improve visibility at street intersections and traffic sign locations; climbs trees using ropes and climbing equipment to prune and remove trees; sharpens tools and cares for ropes and safety equipment; participates in department preventive maintenance program for vehicles and equipment; participates in application of pesticides and other chemicals in the care of trees; operates trucks and other automotive equipment; assists park maintenance crews with mowing and snow removal as needed; responds to questions from the public concerning tree trimming and planting; directs the work activities of part time and seasonal workers as assigned; workload varies and may be repetitive; works independently and with others with minimum supervision; works outside in all weather conditions; works around moving mechanical equipment and electrical wires; work environment is dirty; low visibility during unfavorable weather; operates equipment and tools that cause vibration; occasionally exposed to chemicals; noise level is frequently loud; atmosphere may contain dust and fumes from traffic; attends work regularly at the designated place and time; performs all other related duties as assigned.  Acceptable experience and training:  high school graduate/GED; combination of two years verifiable experience or formal post high school education in natural resources, horticulture, forestry or other park related area or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work; Iowa Class A or B Commercial Driver's License by interview date and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria;   Iowa Class A Commercial driver’s license required by the end of 120-day probation period; obtain and maintain ACRT Line Clearance Tree Trimmer Certification within 180 days of employment; must pass tree-climbing test within 120 days of employment; obtain and maintain an Iowa Pesticide Applicator's License within 120 days of employment.  Required knowledge and abilities include but are not limited to the followingbasic knowledge of tree trimming, treatment and removal methods and techniques; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures of forestry work; knowledge and skill in use and care of ropes, knots and the tools and equipment commonly used in tree care and removal operations; ability to operate a truck with hydraulic boom and grapple loader; ability to work from aerial lift, sometimes during windy or other unfavorable weather; basic knowledge of rigging methods and use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade; ability to supervise seasonal and Park Maintenance I employees; ability to operate machines such as grapple, aerial lift, tree spade, stump grinder, chipper, dump truck, chainsaw, loppers, shovel, trimming shears; ability to respond to questions and comments from members of the public tactfully and politely in a clear, concise and easily understandable manner; ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with other City employees, supervisors and the public; ability to work with people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds.  Following a conditional offer of employment, a physical exam and drug test is required.  Subject to Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing requirements.  Must comply with City of Waterloo Residency Policy for Critical Employees (must live within ten-mile radius of Waterloo City Hall).  Will be given a reasonable period of time to satisfy this requirement as determined by the department head.

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD CHECK

The Human Resources Department will check driving records of applicants through the Iowa Department of Transportation.  Loss of license for OWI, reckless driving or other major moving violation within the previous five years, four or more citations for moving violations within the previous three years or three or more citations for moving violations within the previous one year will disqualify an applicant from continuing in the testing process.

 ORAL EXAMINATION

All qualified applicants who submit a resume by the deadline date will be required to appear before an oral examination panel consisting of a minimum of three people who have expertise in the areas being tested.  An individual must receive a minimum average score of sixty points out of one hundred to achieve a passing score on the oral examination.  The top applicants, as ranked by their scores on the oral examination, will be the individuals placed on the certified list.  Applicants who qualify as outlined and are full time regular employees of the City of Waterloo shall have one additional point per full year

of employment up to a maximum of five points added to their final score.  Honorably discharged men and women from the military or naval forces of the United States who qualify per provisions of Chapter 35 of the Code of Iowa and who are citizens and residents of the State of Iowa shall have

five additional points added to their final score upon submission of their DD214 or ten points added if they were awarded a Purple Heart or have a service connected disability.  Employment is contingent on passing a post job offer physical examination including a drug test and possession of a good driving record.  Failure to pass the physical or drug test will result in withdrawal of the employment offer.

CLIMBING EXAMINATION

An applicant who is appointed to the position will be required to participate in a climbing test that will test skills in climbing trees with a rope and saddle.  The City Forester will judge the climbing test.  This examination will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  An individual must pass this examination within 120 days of appointment to the position.  Failure to pass the climbing examination will result in termination.

 TESTING DATE

All qualified candidates who apply by the deadline date will be notified of the time, place and date of the oral examination.

 A.A./E.E.O.

Minority, female & disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.

 PARK MAINTENANCE II FORESTRY OPEN NOTICE 14  March 2014

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Executive Director -TreeFolks, Inc.
Austin, TX

Posted: March 12, 2014

About TreeFolks
TreeFolks is a non-profit Urban Forestry organization in Central Texas. The organization has grown significantly over the past two years, and is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization during this important time. TreeFolks grows Central Texas urban forests through tree planting, education, and community partnerships. Trees nurture our community by providing clean air and water, beautiful, walkable neighborhoods and shelter from the hot Texas sun. In 2014 TreeFolks will celebrate its 25th year as a nonprofit by planting our 1 millionth tree in Central Texas. Please visit our website to learn more: www.TreeFolks.org

About the Executive Director Position
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall responsibility for execution of the organization's mission through personnel and program management, oversight of day-to-day operations, fundraising, donor/partner relations and budget management.

Application Method: Send electronic letter of introduction and resume to resumes@acadiahr.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.

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Community Resource Forester
Cheyenne, WY

Posted: March 12, 2014

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Tree Care Coordinator & Inspector
New York, NY

Posted: March 12, 2014

Central Park Conservancy is hiring for a Tree Care Coordinator & Inspector. The Tree Care Coordinator & Inspector inspects trees, responds/coordinates tree service requests, coordinates with CPC managers, and responds to emergency situations. The Tree Care Coordinator & Inspector also works with city wide agencies such as NYC DOT, MTA, NYC Parks & Recreation and NYPD.

View qualifications and apply at http://www.centralparknyc.org/about/job-opportunities/jobs/tree-care-coordinator-and.html.

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Education Coordinator (Part-Time 25 Hours)
Salt Lake City, UT

Posted: March 8, 2014

TreeUtah, in partnership with Salt Lake County’s Million Tree initiative, facilitates Discovering Trees with Carrie Cottonwood, a 2nd grade school outreach program for Salt Lake County public schools. During the summer, we facilitate Redwood Ranger Adventure Day (RRAD) for youth ages 8-12 at our Redwood Nature Area field site along the Jordan River Parkway Trail. The purpose of this position is to manage these programs and educate grade school children and teachers about the benefits of trees.

View qualifications and apply at http://treeutah.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/Education-Coordinator-Job-Description_20141.pdf.

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Planting Coordinator
Salt Lake City, UT

Posted: March 8, 2014

The Planting Coordinator promotes TreeUtah’s mission by developing and implementing high quality tree planting events and partnerships that involve municipal administrators, forestry professionals, business leaders, and local citizens throughout Utah. This is a supervisory, full-time position.

View qualifications and apply at http://treeutah.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/Planting-Coordinator-Job-Desc1.pdf.

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