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Urban Forestry Inspector

Location: San Jose, CA
Salary: $83,472.48 - $101,446.80 DOE

City of San Jose Urban Forestry Program

The City of San Jose is excited to announce that after the completion of an independent review of our entire community forest program and development of a Community Forest Management Plan, our City Council and Leadership has recently approved a significant increase in the funding and resources dedicated to the Urban Forestry Program. As such, we are adding several entry level, journeyman and management positions to our Urban Forestry Team. If you have a passion for trees and are interested in working to grow and improve the Urban Forestry Program for the 10th largest city in the United States this may be your opportunity.


Now Hiring Urban Forestry Inspectors (Associate Construction Inspector)

The Urban Forestry Inspectors in San Jose play a key role in ensuring a healthy and thriving community forest. This job class performs field work of considerable complexity in urban forestry and landscape inspection, as well as various administrative tasks. Employees in this classification learn to apply general principles of professional tree management in performing assignments in the areas of tree inspection, data collection, communication with residents and service delivery partners, and related tasks. Employees is this job class work closely with the Assistant Arborists and Arborist Technicians on a daily basis to address resident and programmatic needs that contribute to the livability of our neighborhoods and sustainability of our community forest. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as enthusiasm for trees, are critical for success in these positions.



Education: High School Diploma or equivalent (General Educational Development [GED] Test or California Proficiency Certificate).

Experience: Four (4) years of sub-professional engineering work including two (2) years of experience in materials sampling and testing; reviewing plans and specifications; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying.

Acceptable Substitution: Completion of an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or closely related field from an accredited junior college or two (2) years of college engineering courses (60 semester/90 quarter units) may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience

Desirable Qualifications:

ISA Certified Arborist and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

To learn more or apply for this position use the following link.

Urban Forestry/Associate Construction Inspector


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200 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, California 95113


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