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Tree Inspectors - Portland, OR
Executive Director -TreeFolks, Inc. - Austin, TX
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.
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.
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.
City of Charlotte, NC
Posted March 20, 2014
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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 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.
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 include a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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.
Branching Out Consultants
New York, NY
Posted March 18, 2014
Opportunity to work in NYC Metropolitan area performing the following functions:
- Additional related tasks.
Professional verbal and written communication skills required.
Please submit resume to Karen Flores: BranchingOutConsultantsadm@gmail.com
Salary based on experience.
ISA Certified Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture
Park Maintenance II - ForestryCity 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 following: basic 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.
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.
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.
All qualified candidates who apply by the deadline date will be notified of the time, place and date of the oral examination.
Minority, female & disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.
PARK MAINTENANCE II FORESTRY OPEN NOTICE 14 March 2014
View qualifications and apply at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm.
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.
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.
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.