The fundamental reason that this position exists is to maintain the city’s urban forest. Work functions include inventorying, assessing and inspecting trees; coordinating tree placement, replacement and treatment; preparing and maintaining records of trees; and performing various administrative duties. The position is directly supervised by the Urban Forester. The Urban Forestry Coordinator is expected to handle various issues that may occur in the absence of the Urban Forester and is expected to handle duties assigned to the City Development Technician (CDT) when the CDT is absent. The Urban Forestry Coordinator differs from the Urban Forester in that the Forester is responsible for planning and supervising, while the Urban Forestry Coordinator is responsible for tree inventory and assessment. The Urban Forestry Coordinator differs from the CDT in that the Urban Forestry Coordinator is responsible for projects related to forest and tree management, while the CDT is responsible for projects most commonly related to landscaping.
A bachelor’s degree in forestry, urban forestry, natural resource management or a closely related field OR a high school diploma or GED and a certification by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) plus four (4) years of technical forestry and/or arboricultural experience. Post-high school education may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.