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County Arborist

Location: Cumming, Forsyth County, GA
Salary: $50,600.00 - $83,491.00 Annually

Position Information The purpose of this classification is to implement all County activities and programs related to tree protection and preservation, including enforcement of all applicable County ordinances through plan review, site inspections, and public education. Job Summary Interprets, explains, applies, and ensures compliance with provisions of County ordinances pertaining to tree preservation, tree protection, and tree replacement; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Reviews site plans, tree protection plans, and related documents in relation to tree preservation; verifies compliance of plans with tree preservation/protection ordinance; approves or disapproves tree plans as appropriate; discusses problem areas and corrective actions with applicants. Conducts site inspections during all construction stages to ensure compliance with approved plans relating to tree protection and tree replacement; evaluates condition/health of trees; determines hazardous conditions involving trees; conducts compliance inspections of commercial properties one year after completion of construction. Provides technical assistance and information to developers, landscapers, property owners, the public, or others regarding tree preservation/protection guidelines, ordinances, plan reviews, procedures, documentation, or other issues; meets with clients at sites or in office; responds to questions and complaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problem resolution. Creates and maintains computer databases of tree plans, projects, work activities, and other records; creates and updates tree plan map in the County’s geographical information system (GIS) for tracking purposes. Provides recommendations for updating/revising tree ordinance. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, tree ordinance maps, tree project reports, tree plan maps, inspection sheets, brochures, presentation materials, or other documents. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, photo imaging, tree analysis, geographical information system (GIS), e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs. Operates a variety of equipment and tools associated with work activities, which may include a motor vehicle, machete, compass, boring tools, or measuring instruments. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Forestry or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes forestry, tree preservation, landscape architecture, site plan review, code compliance, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Certified Arborist certification from International Society of Arboriculture. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license



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110 East Main Street
Cumming, Georgia 30040-2473


  • Municipal

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