City of Palo Alto Job Opening – Urban Forester

Urban Forester

This Tree City USA is endowed with a large population of trees composed of magnificent native and non-native trees on public and private properties, and trees are one of the cities greatest natural resources.  A community of approximately 64,000 residents, Palo Alto is a global center of technology and innovation where many world class businesses have established corporate headquarters.  The ideal candidate for Urban Forester will be an assertive and pro-active professional arborist that will embrace the significant amount of civic engagement that takes place frequently in the City of Palo Altoand surrounds the topic of trees.  The Urban Forester will have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and have a unique combination of people skills and technical expertise.  The annual salary for the Urban Forester will be dependent upon qualifications and certifications.  The City also offers a comprehensive benefit package including CalPERS Retirement 2% @ 60 with single highest year.  The City may consider a moving/relocation package for the selected candidate.  Requires seven (7) years of directly related experience, including two (2) years of prior supervisory experience.  A Bachelor’s degree in Arboricultural Sciences, Urban Forestry, or a closely related field.  Candidates must possess an active Arborist Certificate from the International Society of Arboriculture

Apply by Friday, December 30, 2011. For a detailed brochure or confidential inquiries contact Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900.  Electronic submittals should be sent via email to