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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 11/25/19)

Our City Forest (OCF) Service Team Members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps. Team Members will have 2 weeks of all-team training beginning on. Each Team Member will be assigned to a primary team by the 3rd week, but will support other teams when needed throughout the year. The teams are: Community Forestry (comprised of Planting, Tree Care, Lawn Busters), Community Nursery, or Communications/Outreach.

Business Manager | Out City Forest, San Jose, CA (Posted 11/1/19)

This position will support the Executive Director and organization by providing financial, administrative, and fund development functions as assigned. The Business Manager is responsible for overseeing several key administrative functions: 1. Financial management, in coordination with the contract accounting firm (FASS) 2. Data systems management, including improvements and software/hardware upgrades. -Human resources administrative operations 3. Fund development support, including outreach, corporate giving, donation/donor management, mailings, reporting, and acknowledgments.

Community Forester (field-based) | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, CA (Posted 10/9/19)

Sacramento Tree Foundation is seeking to hire someone who likes connecting with a variety of people, is detail-minded, and wants to combat climate change one house at a time. The Community Forester role is focused on teaching the value of trees, encouraging informed citizen action and offering expertise on best tree practices. The primary responsibility of a Community Forester is to support individuals and groups to plant and care for trees, inspiring them to take steps to improve their homes and neighborhoods. The Community Forester educates the public on the inextricable links between a healthy, robust urban forest and a community’s quality of life, health and well-being of its citizens and environmental benefits. The Community Forester promotes Tree Foundation programs, and works throughout the organization to support efforts to build the best regional urban forest in the nation.

Community Forestry Associate (office-based) | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, CA (Posted 10/9/19)

Sacramento Tree Foundation is seeking to hire someone who likes connecting with a variety of people, is detail-minded, and wants to combat climate change one house at a time. The Community Forester role is focused on teaching the value of trees, encouraging informed citizen action and offering expertise on best tree practices. The primary responsibility of a Community Forester is to support individuals and groups to plant and care for trees, inspiring them to take steps to improve their homes and neighborhoods. The Community Forester educates the public on the inextricable links between a healthy, robust urban forest and a community’s quality of life, health and well-being of its citizens and environmental benefits. The Community Forester promotes Tree Foundation programs, and works throughout the organization to support efforts to build the best regional urban forest in the nation.

Arborist/ Forester | Dudek, Oakland, CA (Posted 9/5/19)

Dudek is seeking a mid-level professional with 4 or more years of forestry, urban forestry, and/or arboriculture experience to join our Urban Forestry group. This position will be based in one of Dudek’s Northern California offices (Oakland, Sacramento, or Auburn) and is expected to include travel throughout the region and California for project-related tasks, as necessary.

NeighborWoods Organizer (Part-Time) | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Rancho Cordova, CA (Posted 9/5/19)

The principal duty of the NeighborWoods Organizer is to work with and in the community to promote social and environmental change through urban forestry on a local level. To achieve this, the Organizer will build relationships and perform outreach, including door-knocking, tabling, and attending community meetings. They will deepen community investment in City urban forest efforts, including recruiting and retaining neighborhood leaders and working with community members to organize tree-planting events. Additionally, the Organizer will coordinate tree-planting events, including recruiting tree recipients and volunteers, coordinating with Tree Foundation staff and other partners, and managing event logistics.

Forestry Technician | CAL FIRE, Statewide, CA (Posted 9/5/19)

This is the intermediate training level in the series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform increasingly more difficult and varied technical resource management assignments, including administrative functions. As part of the Department’s emergency response team, during fire season incumbents will perform fire control or other emergency duties for which they have been trained at a level of responsibility comparable to the classification of Fire Apparatus Engineer and may occasionally do so at other times.

Forestry Assistant II | CAL FIRE, Statewide, CA (Posted 9/5/19)

This is the first working level in the series. Incumbents assist Foresters and State Forest Rangers in performing the most complex technical assignments in resource management and assume lead responsibility over lower level technicians. They may also perform as specialists responsible for a specific segment of a program area. As part of the Department’s emergency response team, during fire season incumbents will perform fire control or other emergency duties for which they have been trained at a level of responsibility comparable to the classification of Fire Captain and may occasionally perform such assignments at other times. Rotation in assignments at this level is planned experience for employee development.

Urban Forestry Lead | Koreatown Youth Community Center, Los Angeles, CA (Posted 8/13/19)

Under the direction of the Environmental Services Unit’s Community Engagement Coordinator, the Volunteer and Project Specialist is responsible for performing day-to-day tasks, in coordination with the entire Urban Forestry Program, Graffiti Removal, and Community Engagement staff, in an effort to achieve the short and long-term goals of KYCC’s Urban Forestry Program and Environmental Services unit. Performance is reviewed on a continuous basis with specific goals and objectives identified throughout the term. Reliability and quality of work will be emphasized. This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours per week-typical schedule is 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, but can vary based on program and community needs. Weekend shifts are required for this position.

Outreach and Project Specialist | Koreatown Youth Community Center, Los Angeles, CA (Posted 8/13/19)

Under the direction of the Environmental Services Unit’s Community Engagement Coordinator, the Outreach and Project Specialist is responsible for performing day-to-day tasks, in coordination with the entire Urban Forestry Program, Graffiti Removal, and Community Engagement staff, in an effort to achieve the short and long-term goals of KYCC’s Urban Forestry Program and Environmental Services unit. Performance is reviewed on a continuous basis with specific goals and objectives identified throughout the term. Reliability and quality of work will be emphasized. This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours per week-typical schedule is 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, but can vary based on program and community needs. Weekend shifts are required for this position.

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.

Research Social Scientist | US Forest Service, Los Angeles, CA(Posted 6/28/19)

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is seeking a candidate for Research Social Scientist, GS- 0101-12/13. This is a permanent, full time position. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. To express interest in this position, please complete the attached voluntary Outreach Interest Notice and return to Dr. Patricia Winter at pat.winter@usda.gov by close of business on July 22, 2019.

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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