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** Ground Workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers | West Coast Arborist, California & Arizona (Hiring Year Round)

West Coast Arborists, a union company and industry leader in tree maintenance, is hiring entry-level & experienced Ground Workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers to assist the tree operations in clearing brush, planting trees, watering trees, driving equipment, quality customer service and basic traffic control functions as directed by the crew Foreman. Positions are located throughout California and Arizona Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside/Inland Empire, Palm Desert/Palm Springs, Santa Clarita, Ventura, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Mesa/Tempe, Arizona.

Urban Forestry & Outreach Specialists | Out City Forest, San Jose, CA (Posted 5/18/20)

Our City Forest AmeriCorps service members get things done in the community and they are critical to our success as an organization. Members are trained to be urban forestry & outreach specialists. They build capacity in the community by engaging volunteers and residents in cultivating plants at the community nursery, planting and caring for trees in neighborhoods, schools, and parks, and fighting the drought through water conservation efforts. AmeriCorps members educate the community on Our City Forest’s best practices and help train local environmental stewards. Our AmeriCorps members make a positive impact on the people and communities we serve. The 11-month term start date is September 8th and the service members will receive a 20,00 living stipend and $6,195 education award (education awarded upon completion of the term).

Our City Forest AmeriCorps Service Members | Our City Forest, San Jose, CA (Posted 7/24/19)

Our City Forest AmeriCorps service members get things done in the community and they are critical to our success as an organization. Members are trained to be urban forestry & outreach specialists. They build capacity in the community by engaging volunteers and residents in cultivating plants at the community nursery, planting and caring for trees in neighborhoods, schools, and parks, and fighting the drought through water conservation efforts. AmeriCorps members educate the community on Our City Forest’s best practices and help train local environmental stewards. Our AmeriCorps members make a positive impact on the people and communities we serve.

Senior Director of Urban Forestry | American Forest, Washington, DC (Posted 6/23/19)

The senior director of urban forestry is responsible for planning and overseeing the implementation of American Forests’ urban initiatives. The equivalent of a chief operating officer for all urban forestry work.

Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy | American Forest, Washington, DC (Posted 6/23/19)

American Forests’ policy innovations, place-based policy recommendations, and national policy priorities are known, understood, valued and acted upon by Members of Congress and the Administrationand supported by a growing network of advocates.

Urban Forestry Tree Supervisor | Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles, CA (Posted 6/17/19)

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Urban Forestry Tree Supervisor implements the mission of the LA Conservation Corps by using his or her leadership and technical skills to develop the educational and work skills of young people, enabling them to advance in their own personal and career opportunities. The Urban Forestry Tree Supervisor (located at the Griffith Park satellite site) accomplishes this mission by supporting the City pLAnts’ Public Space Tree Planting Program by acting as a technical supervisor who holds program partners accountable and has permission from the City’s Urban Forestry Division to approve projects. S/he also ensures that the communities served receive high quality service.

Chief Executive Officer | Tree Fresno, Fresno, CA (Posted 5/17/19)

Tree Fresno is a non-profit environmental stewardship organization. Founded in 1985, Tree Fresno is a tireless advocate for living green and has planted over 44,000 trees in the community. We are seeking an executive level leader, who is passionate about the environment and mission of Tree Fresno. The ideal candidate is a proven leader with senior level experience to inspire and engage the Tree Fresno team as well as stakeholders in the community.

Urban & Community Forestry Program Leader | US Forest Service, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Posted 3/20/19)

This person manages the Urban and Community Forestry Program by planning and implementing all phases of the program, including policy development, budget development, and management, strategic planning and interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations.  S(he) serves in a program leadership role for the Region and is the liaison with regional state program managers, including processing grants and agreements and pass-through funds. Initiates develop and manage urban forestry policy and suitable forms of technical or educational assistance available to state and private organizations.  Serves as a recognized authority in forest management practices and policies as they relate to community development needs.  Coordinates with other federal, state and private agencies and organizations on wildland management and enhancement opportunities on forest lands.

Forestry Legacy Program Leader | US Forest Service, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Posted 3/20/19)

This person the recognized expert in coordinating and implementing all aspects of the Forest Legacy program, as well as other forest land or interests in land acquisition programs for the Eastern Region, State & Private Forestry.  S(he) provides advice and assistance in the development and implementation of State Forest Legacy and other land or interest in land acquisition programs to parties such as State Foresters and their staff, State Stewardship Committees, land trusts, and other groups. Using expert knowledge of natural resources management and forest management interprets federal laws and State programs to develop program policies, reviews State prepared documentation prior to submittal to the Department of Agriculture for approval.

Forestry Assistant II | CAL FIRE, Statewide, CA (Posted 1/15/19)

The City of Los Angeles (City) is seeking a dynamic and expert leader to become the City’s first City Forest Officer (Forest Officer). Los Angeles is home to the nation’s largest urban forest and largest urban park, is comprised of diverse watersheds, and is a unique biodiversity hotspot. Despite the foundational challenge of an inequitably distributed tree canopy and more recent stressors such as drought and pests, the City is making headway to regenerate, expand, and revitalize the state of our urban forest and the Forest Officer will be critical to the City’s success.

Tree Care Careers | Bartlett Tree Experts, San Francisco (Posted 5/2/17)
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you like a rigorous workout? Consider a career that combines art, science, and athleticism! We are looking for crew members with these interests for a full time positions. Learn climbing skills, pruning theory and practice, rigging and removal, cabling and mechanical support, ground operations, and much more. Assistance in becoming ISA certified. Our company uses modern arborist equipment, techniques, and vehicles. Applicants for these full time positions must have a CA drivers license, dependable transportation, and a good driving record. Based out of San Francisco, we cover the City and Peninsula. We strive for professionalism, so employees must maintain a neat appearance, and of course, no substance abuse. Experience good, but not necessary; just team work and good attitude. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, or better yet, add a resume with your reply. Contact Lee Nachtrieb at lnachtrieb@Bartlett.com or (925)209-9300

Student Internships | Society of Municipal Arborists (Posted 1/6/17)
The Society of Muncipal Arborists is seeking both 10-Week Summer Internships for 2017 (where students will experience the full range of job duties of the municipal arborist/urban forester) as well as Project-Based Internships (where students will work on specific projects — including but not limited to tree inventories, tree planting, PR/marketing campaigns, iTree analyses, research, and more) in various host cities. Click here to view the full posting.


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