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Urban Forester

Location: Grants Pass
Salary: $50,808 - $64,290

WORKING FOR THE CITY | We are a High Performance Organization that has well-defined Mission, Vision and Values which provides the framework for our organizational culture. We believe that the best solutions come from empowered teams with the knowledge and shared vision of the community's goals. We promote a legacy of excellence through a culture of trust, collaboration, and encouragement of personal growth and the celebration of our achievements. We seek to attract adaptable, creative and motivated individuals who share our community pride and dedication to exceptional public service.
POSITION SUMMARY | The Urban Forester will conduct inspections of tree health and safety, determine approved street trees, developing permit conditions, assisting with review of landscape plans, incorporate best management practices for the public tree canopy, present tree-related topics to Boards and Committees, oversee the heritage and memorial tree programs, and respond to customer inquiries.
Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS | A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or a related field with major course work in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, or a natural resources related field and two years of urban forestry experience OR a related Associate’s Degree, current certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and two years of arborist experience are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS | This position is covered in the Teamster bargaining unit and incumbents must live within a 30 minute drive of their regularly assigned work site. Candidates must meet this requirement by the end of the 12-month trial service period.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS | * Oregon Driver’s License – Class C at time of appointment * Within 12 moths of appointment incumbent is expected to attain 1) International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Arborist Certificate and Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) credential, and a Pesticide Applicator’s License
SALARY INCENTIVES | $75 per month for Associate’s Degree, $150 per month for Bachelor’s Degree (**Maximum amount eligible for degree is $150**).

Employer Info

101 NW A Street
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526


  • Municipal

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