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Forestry Manager

Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $2,216.00 - $3,290.00 Biweekly

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhance the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking a Forestry Manager  to join its Greenspace Operations Urban Forestry team.  The potential candidate will play a key role in the following duties:

  • Coordinates and oversees field aspects of planting programs, reviews planting plan requests from outside agencies and performs oversight and monitoring of tree planting contracts
  • Works with Urban Forestry managers and department personnel to coordinate annual Arbor Day planting event
  • Visits local nurseries and selects trees for mass planting projects throughout the city
  • Coordinates tree planting schedules and plans with public utility companies, city agencies and the general public
  • Coordinates and monitors activities of landscaping contractors to ensure work conforms to specifications and plant materials meet city quality standards
  • Coordinates and monitors the activities of volunteer tree planting organizations
  • Outside of planting season, may investigate various tree related 311 Service Requests by reviewing city right-of-ways and parks for hazard remediation and general tree maintenance needs
  • Meets with local civic groups and HOA’s to educate on various tree related topics and to promote tree adoption programs 
  • Uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) data collection tools to capture planting spaces on public property citywide
  • Reviews construction plans for tree protection compliance
  • Prepares periodic employee performance evaluations; reviews contents with the employee
  • Performs on-call duties in rotation with office staff throughout the calendar year
  • As Tier I personnel, report to work as required during all major storm events to inspect trees in assigned maintenance zone
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


Employer Info

12025 Sowden Rd
Houston, Texas 77055


  • Manager
  • Municipal
  • Supervisor

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