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Community Forester | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, CA (Posted 11/30/18)

The Community Forester is a critical member of the Education Department. The Community Forester position is primarily focused on teaching the value of trees, encouraging informed citizen action and offering expertise on best tree practices. This education and expertise occurs primarily during landscape assessment appointments working one-on-one with residents siting and recommended tree species, and more broadly working with community partners such as schools or park districts. The underlying responsibility of a Community Forester is to find ways for groups and individuals to take the responsibility to expand and steward our region’s tree canopy. The Community Forester promotes Tree Foundation programs, including Sacramento Shade and Community Shade, and works throughout the organization to support efforts to build the best regional urban forest in the nation.

Community Forestry Associate | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, CA (Posted 11/20/18)

The Community Forestry Associate is the first point of contact for the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Shade program. The Community Forestry Associate works to provide informational and courteous communication with the public and promotes Tree Foundation programs by phone, email and in-person. This position works closely with the other members of the Education Department, scheduling Sacramento Shade site-visits and responding to general questions. This is a role for individuals that are task oriented and want to play an important role within a complex team.
This position is temporary. However, there may be opportunity for the right candidate to continue in a permanent role.

Ground workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers | West Coast Arborist, California & Arizona (Posted 11/16/18)

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 thoughout 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.

South Sacramento NeighborWoods Program Coordinator | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, CA (Posted 11/15/18)

The South Sacramento NeighborWoods Program Coordinator will work as a community organizer to empower and support a neighborhood’s desire to improve their streets, schools and homes through community-based tree planting and care, specifically focusing on stakeholder engagement, environmental literacy and strategies to increase tree canopy in under-resourced neighborhoods. The primary responsibility of the South Sacramento NeighborWoods Program Coordinator will be to manage the day-to-day operations of our grant funded South Sacramento NeighborWoods Initiative.

Botanic Specialist I – Forestry | Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR (Posted 11/8/18)

Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting for a Botanic Specialist I – Forestry specialist to develop and manage urban forestry outreach and stewardship programs, such as public workshops on tree care, planting, and maintenance. The Botanic Specialist I is skilled at planning these events and can inspire, recruit and manage volunteers to assist. The Botanic Specialist I develops relationships with communities of color and a diversity of community and professional organizations to ensure that all residents and communities have access to the many public health, economic, and ecological benefits that trees provide. The Botanic Specialist I requires strong communication skills. Presenting, teaching, and hosting events to promote awareness of tree issues, Portland’s tree code, and PP&R Urban Forestry are core elements of the position. The Botanic Specialist I also writes and designs communication materials, including websites, newsletters, social media, brochures, and reports on topics ranging from tree code regulations to pest and disease management.

Assistant Superintendent, Trees and Landscape | Bureau of Urban Forestry, San Francisco, CA (Posted 9/27/18)

Under administrative direction, this position reports directly to the Superintendent of Bureau of Urban Forestry, and manages supervisory personnel engaged in directing the activities of urban forestry, landscaping and maintenance including management of trees and other vegetation in cities.

Forestry Technician I | CALFIRE, Statewide, CA (Posted 8/20/18)

This is the normal entry training level to the series. Under close supervision, incumbents learn to perform routine technical resource management as segments of average difficulty. Incumbents will perform basic fire control assignments during fire season and occasionally at other times. Incumbents entering State service at this level will receive in a timely manner during the probationary period, and prior to working in emergency assignments training in the Department’s “Basic Fire Fighter” training as is required for Fire Fighter II. One of the requirement s for permanent status in this class is successful completion of the training course. Incumbents may receive additional training, as required, to perform their assigned functions, in such areas as introduction to surveying, map reading, cruising, dendrology, and basic program areas.

Forestry Assistant I | CALFIRE, Statewide, CA (Posted 8/20/18)

This is the normal entry training level to the series. Under close supervision, incumbents learn to perform routine technical resource management assignments of average difficulty. Incumbents will perform basic fire control assignments during fire season and occasionally at other times. Incumbents entering State service at this level will receive in a timely manner during the probationary period, and prior to working in emergency assignments training in the Department’s “Basic Fire Fighter” training as is required for Fire Fighter II. One of the requirements for permanent status in this class is successful completion of the training course. Incumbents may receive additional training, as required, to perform their assigned functions, in such areas as introduction to surveying, map reading, cruising, dendrology, and basic program areas.

Tree Supervisor I | City of Oakland, Oakland, CA (Posted 8/7/18)

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one Tree Supervisor I vacancy within the Oakland Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will be adept at modern arboricultural techniques and will be able to independently problem-solve and balance multiple priorities while serving as a leader and role model. In addition, the ideal candidate will be highly organized, computer proficient and will consistently demonstrate a high level of accountability.

Urban Forestry Program Crew Leader | Los Angeles Beautification Team, Los Angeles, CA (Posted 8/7/18)

We are seeking individuals who share our passion and are driven to improve themselves and the communities we serve. If you are looking for an opportunity to use your skills to improve the environment of Los Angeles and support our mission, we would like to meet you. The Urban Forestry Program Crew Leader position will require field and office work supporting the efforts of Los Angeles Beautification Team’s urban forestry programs. Certification as an ISA Arborist is required. Dependability and quality of work will be emphasized. The hours will be 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, with Saturday shifts required.

Program Coordinator | California State Park Foundation, Sacramento, CA (Posted 8/2/18)

California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) seeks an Program Coordinator to join the growing team of the Advocacy and Programs Department. The new position will support the program work of the organization by assisting in the development and execution of volunteerism strategies, manage online tool, promote volunteer opportunities, event logistics and other duties as assigned. Strong communications skills and interest in volunteerism a must.

Advocacy Coordinator | California State Park Foundation, Sacramento, CA (Posted 8/2/18)

California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) seeks an Advocacy Coordinator to join the growing team of the Advocacy and Programs Department. The new position will support the core work of the organization, advocating for an excellent state parks system – one that is accessible, equitable and excellent for all Californians and visitors. The Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for a range of activities that include policy development, bill analysis, coalition building, external communications, event logistics and other duties as assigned. Strong communications skills and an interest in advocacy, legislation and policy development a must.

Senior Program Manager | LA Conservation Corps, Los Angeles, CA (Posted 7/31/18)

The Senior Program Manager ensures the organization’s success and sustainability by contributing to the accomplishment of the organization’s mission, business goals and vision, by establishing new and maintaining current contracts that will cultivate funding to grow and sustain the division. The Senior Program Manager accomplishes this mission by developing and managing contracts and programs that serve young people with an opportunity for developing educational and work skills to further their personal development and environmental awareness; creating stronger ties to their communities through community involvement and services; exploring avenues for personal growth and development in a respectful and nurturing environment and developing leadership skills to contribute to the advancement of all people.

Urban Forester Supervisor | Department of Parks & Recreation, Spokane, WA (Posted 7/17/18)

Performs responsible technical and supervisory work over urban forestry programs.Develops, implements, and supervises assigned program. Supervises subordinate employees and participates in more difficult operations. Originates and implements concepts for overall program development. Originates and monitors budget, contracts, and purchases. Designs and reviews proposals, including cost estimates and specifications. Schedules maintenance, repairs, overall enhancements and improvements for assigned areas, related equipment, and systems. Inspects City trees and plantings. Originates and directs treatment plans, pruning schedules, and cultural regimes…etc.

Development Manager | Canopy, Palo Alto (Posted 6/18/18)

Canopy is seeking a Development Manager to lead the organization’s fundraising strategy, oversee fundraising activities, and cultivate meaningful partnerships with Canopy’s generous individual and institutional supporters. Position title and opportunities are flexible depending on candidate strengths and experience; we welcome applications from seasoned development professionals as well as young and mid-level professionals looking to take the next step in their career. Canopy values professional growth and development for all team members. For the right candidate, this could be a Director-level role.

Urban Forestry Program Crew Leader | Los Angeles Beautification Team, Los Angeles (Posted 4/06/18)

The Urban Forestry Program Crew Leader position is a hands-on job that will supervise and train the staff of LABT’s Urban Forestry Program in tree planting and maintenance activities. Certification as an ISA Arborist is highly desired or having the ability to obtain certification within one year of employment. Training will be provided in ISA and Urban Forest Division standards on tree planting and maintenance. Dependability and quality of work will be emphasized. The hours will be 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Saturday shifts are required.

Tree Planting and Maintenance Supervisor | Los Angeles Beautification Team, Los Angeles (Posted 4/06/18)

The Tree Planting and Maintenance Supervisor, is an entry level, hands on position with LABT’s Tree Planting and Maintenance Program that will work to achieve the goals and priorities of our tree planting and maintenance program. Training will be provided in ISA and Urban Forest Division standards on tree planting and maintenance Dependability and quality of work will be emphasized. The hours will be 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Saturday shifts are required.

Tree Planting and Maintenance Supervisor | Friend of the Urban Forest, San Francisco (Posted 3/23/18)

The Community Outreach Manager is responsible for directing, planning, developing, and facilitating community engagement with the goal of expanding participation in tree planting events and FUF’s membership base in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. This position works closely with the Volunteer and Greening Programs to ensure that upcoming events meet FUF’s monthly and annual goals.

Education Intern | US Forest Service, Los Angeles (Posted 10/20/17)

During the 2016-2017 school year, education interns reached over 15,000 students from Los Angeles County. Once again, interns are needed from January through June 2018 to reach over 19,000 students participating in the Every Kid in a Park program, a national initiative to provide all 4th graders an opportunity to experience the outdoors.

Working with park rangers and volunteers, interns will learn how rangers conduct field trips for elementary school students and will gain experience leading programs for 4th grade students who will learn about the park’s Mediterranean Ecosystem, cultural resources/history, science, recreational opportunities and mission of public lands. On occasion, interns may also assist rangers at special events, fairs, and conferences in and out of the park—providing general information to the public about the park and programs.

Arborist/Urban Forester | Parks Maintenance Superintendent, Sacramento (Posted 9/7/17)

Parks Maintenance provides maintenance for the City’s park system, athletic fields, and bike trails. Parks Maintenance personnel also provides city beautification for many city facilities and pedestrian areas including City Hall and the Crocker Art Museum. The City of Sacramento has over over 226 parks, over 88 miles of off-street trails and 10 dog parks. This equals over 200 acres of open space.

Maintenance levels vary according to season and facility but include restroom cleaning, litter removal, irrigation operation and repair, mowing, playground inspection and repair, weed control, fertilization, and shrub maintenance.

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

Tree Care & Stewardship Program Manager | Our City Forest (Posted 1/23/17)
Our City Forest is seeking a Tree Care & Stewardship Program Manager to oversee the development and implementation of several community tree care projects each week, including daily management of AmeriCorps service members and frequent field work. The Program Manager will correspond with City staff and the public on a regular basis. The Program Manager will need to be able to engage, direct, and coach service members and volunteers, as well as serve a diverse public. While a certified arborist would be a strong candidate for this position, others who meet the required qualifications are welcome to apply. Click here to view the full job announcement.

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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