Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
The City of Jersey City, Department of Administration, is seeking a skilled and experienced Junior Forester who will report into the Municipal Forester. The Junior Forester may be assigned tasks that relate to the conservation, growing, harvesting, and sustainability of trees and forestry located on public properties in Jersey City. The ideal candidate will have multi-year experience working in city environments, and knowledge in urban and community forestry along with dedication to sound forest science, management and conservation.
Follows daily assignments and directives set by Municipal Forester.
Attends Forestry related trainings.
Assists with Forestry Permit System.
Assists in the development of Bid specifications for Forestry related contracts. Coordinates with code enforcement and the City legal department to address tree enforcement issues.
Assists the Municipal Forester in overseeing the work for tree planting, tree pruning, tree removal, and chemical application.
Operates a variety of equipment in support of essential tree maintenance functions such as trucks, chippers, tractors, chain saws, pumps, small engines and other specialized forestry, horticulture and open space equipment under direction of the Senior Forester.
Participates in tree planting, pruning, removal, and application of grass and tree maintenance products.
Engages in activities concerning proper techniques for planting, fertilizing, trimming, grafting, spraying, and performing other tasks pertinent to the care of trees and shrubs.
Supports all forestry related projects such as the tree canopy maintenance and growth.
Liaises with residents and community groups concerning forestry.
Assists with record keeping relative to forestry work.
Maintains records and files.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The City of Jersey City is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations relating to anti-discrimination and antiharassment. *Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Required Educational Background and Experience: At least (3) three years of experience in forestry or a bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Arboriculture or a related field. Essential Skills:
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban forestry management and arboricultural techniques.
Experience demonstrating capability to inventory, maintain and grow tree and shrubbery population.
Knowledge of the types and uses of tools and equipment common to tree care (powered and manual).
Knowledge of hazard tree assessment and abatement methods.
Knowledge of tree pests and diseases and their remedies.
Knowledge of principles and practices of tree planting.
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Arboriculture or a related field. New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) and/or ISA Certified Arborist Certification. Preferred Experience: At least (4) four years of professional experience in forestry and/or arboriculture.
You must eventually pass and qualify for the applicable Civil Service title. To apply for this job with the City of Jersey City, please fill out our Employment Application. Please note that this role is subject to the residency requirements set forth by the NJ First Act.
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