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Forestry Coordinator

Company: International Society of Arboriculture
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Mountain View, CA
Salary: $70,198 to $94,974 Annually Plus a comprehensive benefits package Why Consider The City of Mountain View?
It's simple. We are a passionate team of professionals committed to providing excellent service to the community we serve, and we want you to join us! When you become part of the City of Mountain View family, you will find this is not just a J-O-B, it is a way of life for those who seek a mission-oriented culture.
About This Role
We want a highly motivated, reliable, and skilled individual to join the Community Services Department in the Forestry and Roadway Division for the position of Forestry Coordinator with the City of Mountain View. You will join a fast-paced, dynamic team environment, administer and implement the City's forestry and community tree program and ensure compliance with ordinances; act as one of the City's liaisons between contractors and the public; and perform other specialized arboriculture functions as assigned while providing exceptional customer service. You can review the detailed job description for Forestry Coordinator on the City's website here.
What You Bring

  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of arboriculture or urban forestry management.
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain within 18 months of appointment, Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arborists. Bonus Points
    • Previous work experience coordinating or monitoring the work of tree contractors. Who You Are
      • You are a quick learner who embraces change and can work well both independently and with others.
      • You are a flexible and resourceful person who is able to navigate in a setting that involves numerous parties, internal and external to the organization, with differing perspectives, interests and goals.
      • You know how to talk to people and have great interpersonal skills.
      • You are an individual who is self-motivated, team oriented, reliable and able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
      • You have the ability organize work and set priorities.
      • You can prepare clear, concise, and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials.
      • You are adept at juggling multiple priorities and projects in order to meet targeted deadlines.
      • You have a strong technical background and excellent communication skills.
      • You have excellent judgement in making decisions. What You'll Do
        • Act as one of the City's liaisons between contractors and the public.
        • Assist with planning, coordinating, and monitoring the work of contractors and permittees.
        • Ensure compliance with City tree maintenance standards and all applicable regulatory requirements.
        • Assist with implementation of the Community Tree Master Plan and Heritage Tree Policy.
        • Perform marketing and outreach to residents regarding street tree vacancies.
        • Serve as the City representative for community outreach and educating the residents about the City's forestry and community programs.
        • Work with contract arborist and City staff to plant street trees.
        • Conduct periodic surveys to report and suggest maintenance needs.
        • Assist with scheduling and routing of the contractor to perform maintenance and make recommendations to improve routing and tree work efficiency as needed.
        • Conduct field visits to confirm contractor has completed assigned work and document according to division standards.
        • Assist in developing work plans, procedures, and schedules for tree inspections, trimming, and removal.
        • Assist with awareness of and compliance with safety standards, work methods, and quality standards in relation to tree work.
        • Maintain records necessary to monitor the tree inventory data and produce reports on status of quarterly and annual tree replacements and removals.
        • Assist with department goal of increasing canopy by tracking new trees and tracking watering schedules of young trees.
        • Respond to inquiries regarding tree planting and assists with investigating complaints related to tree maintenance operations of contractors.
        • Keep abreast of current maintenance functions and recommends improvements to the City's policies and practices.
        • Assist division management to prepare budget estimates and requested reports.
        • Inspect project sites to evaluate work progress and quality.
        • Prepare, develop, and update outreach and awareness materials, notification letters, and other public information materials.
        • Plan and coordinate projects and maintain a positive relationship with nonprofits and community organizations.
        • Report pest issues to the Tree Supervisor/ Arborist and Forestry & Roadway Manager.
        • Perform other related duties as assigned. What We Offer
          • Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and group health coverage
          • CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members); employees contribute 11.5% for classic members; 10.5% for new members to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction
          • Opportunity to utilize $2,000 in tuition reimbursement for education advancement annually, with an additional one time opportunity for up to $20,000 for the completion of a work related Bachelor's or Master's degree
          • Up to $100/month City contribution for mass transit expenses, with $10/month minimum employee contribution
          • Employee appreciation days and activities
          • Professional Development Funds - $800.00 annually
          • Wellness culture including access to the employee gym and incentive pay for participating in the City's wellness program. Are You Ready? Apply.
            Submit your application and resume online at www.calopps.org or to the Human Resources Division; City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis with a first application review date of Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Interview Process
            Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to the following process:
            • Oral board Interview and written exercise (weighted 100%).
            • Department interview with the Community Services Department staff for a more in-depth discussion regarding the position and their qualifications for the position. Depending on the number of applications, the above process may be altered.
              Fine Print.
              Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a preemployment process, including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.
              Supplemental Questionnaire
              Please answer the following questions and submit with your application. Please limit your responses to one page per question or less.
              1. Do you possess at least two years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of arboriculture or urban forestry management? If so, please describe your experience.
              2. Do you have previous work experience coordinating or monitoring the work of tree contractors? If so, please describe your experience.
              3. Do you possess an Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arborists?
              a. Yes
              b. No International Society of Arboriculture 270 Peachtree St NW, Suite 1900
              Atlanta GA 30303 United States Phone: +1.678.367.0981 Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

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