Urban Forestry Tree Supervisor
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The LA Conservation Corps (“the Corps”) is a private, non-profit organization that has helped at-risk young adults develop themselves since 1986. To date, more than 20,000 young people have participated in the Corps classes and service projects, learning new skills while contributing to the quality of life for residents of the greater Los Angeles area.
The primary mission of the LA Conservation Corps is to provide at-risk young adults with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Urban Forestry Tree Inspector implements the mission of the LA Conservation Corps by using his or her leadership and technical skills to develop the educational and work skills of young people, enabling them to advance in their own personal and career opportunities. The Urban Forestry Tree Inspector (located at the Griffith Park satellite site) accomplishes this mission by supporting the City Plants Public Space and Residential Yard Tree Planting Program by acting as a technical supervisor who holds program partners accountable and has permission from the City’s Urban Forestry Division to approve projects. S/he also ensures that the communities served receive high quality service
- Tree inspection and support of the City Plants Public Space and Residential Yard Programs and other urban forestry and landscape contracts, as necessary.
- Oversees and coordinates field inspections that support the above-mentioned projects.
- Generates reports for projects as assigned.
- Provides support and assistance to the Senior Program Manager.
- Works closely with UFD to submit Street Tree Permit requests and obtain post sign-off forms.
- Works closely with local nurseries to ensure tree stock meets Urban Forestry guidelines and specifications and tags the trees upon UFD approval.
- Inspects tree locations for both pre and post planting.
- Obtains UFD approved tree planting permits.
- Attends staff, partner and Community Forestry Advisory Committee (CFAC) meetings.
- Responsible for program deliverables, goals, and outcomes for all assigned projects.
- Maintains necessary files and documentation for contractual requirements.
- Become expert on the City’s Urban Forestry Tree Spacing requirements so that you can properly identify proper and improper planting locations.
- Become expert in reviewing City Plant partners’ tree planting projects by conducting pre- and post- inspections.
- Proficient in identifying and selecting tree species.
- Participates in professional development training opportunities as funding allows.
- Punctuality and satisfactory attendance are essential functions of the job
- Working from home is not an option
- Other duties, as assigned.
The Corps’ provides a great work environment that includes a hybrid work schedule, great work-life balance, top-tier benefits, and an excellent vacation package.
Please note that this job announcement is not designed to cover or contact a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and/or responsibilities that may be required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time and without notice.
Due to the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, your essential functions and responsibilities may change to accommodate the needs of the program and to stay in compliance with CDC and County of LA Public Health Department requirements.
- Demonstrate excellent analytical skills; characterized by identifying, assimilating and comprehending the critical elements of various situations, and extracting and interpreting the implications of courses of action.
- Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written); characterized by actively listening and ensuring respectful two-way communication.
- Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding, and the ability to effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
- Demonstrate strong time management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
- Demonstrate a high level of accountability, responsibility, and dependability.
- Demonstrate teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude, self-discipline and self-awareness.
- Ability to prepare concise, logical and grammatically correct documents, reports, and presentations.
- Ability to accept, direct and perform responsibilities and assigned tasks as a project team member in support of the overall project.
- Ability to explain policies, procedures, directions and represent the Corps’ philosophy and values to a wide range of audiences including corpsmembers, programmatic staff, management and the public.
- Ability to structure tasks, establish priorities and set goals.
- Ability to effectively perform the physical requirements of the job, as well as train others.
- Ability to effectively provide presentations, work demonstrations, and instruction to others to promote and establish of culture of safety.
- Ability to balance competing priorities and multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to work independently.
- Intermediate level of computer skills (Microsoft Office environment) including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, software and Internet research.
- High level of interpersonal skills, integrity and the ability to keep information confidential.
- Uses good judgment, evaluates alternatives in the achievement of quality outcomes.
- Results-/Solution-oriented; flexible.
- Passion for the Corps and ability to articulate its mission.
Required Education And Experience
- High School Diploma or equivalency (from an accredited institution).
- A minimum of two (2) years experience working and/or training young people of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds or any combination of experience and education that would achieve the desired outcome, as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.
- Proficiency in using tools/safety equipment appropriate for various work projects.
- Associate of Arts and/or Bachelor’s degree (from an accredited institution), preferred.
- Arborist certification as recognized by ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). If you do not currently possess an ISA recognized Arborist Certification, you will have 120 days from the effective date of acquiring this position to secure it.
- Proficiency in using tools appropriate for various work projects.
- Experience working with irrigation, rainwater catchment systems and other low impact development techniques, preferred.
- Experience working in a native plant nursery highly preferred.
Other Duties and Requirements
- Must be COVID-19 vaccinated and be able to provide supporting documentation.
- Attend events and meetings in the community to support the Corps’ tree planting projects. This can involve working Saturdays or Sundays, as needed.
- Valid California Class C Driver’s License
- Periodic use of private vehicle for company purposes; validation of driving record and approval of commercial policy insurability is required in conjunction with proof of personal minimum liability insurance coverage per the requirements of the State of California. Mileage will be reimbursed at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) standard mileage rate.
- Perform other duties as assigned. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contact a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and/or responsibilities that may be required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time and without notice.
Salary and Benefits
- Hourly rate range $28.13 - $35.61. A starting hourly rate higher than $28.13 is based on a level of experience and education that significantly exceeds the minimum requirements and is commensurate with the compensation scale.
- Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits with 100% employer coverage of costs for employee and 80% coverage for additional family members.
- 3 weeks of vacation at hire; 11 paid Holidays and 2 weeks of sick time accrued per year.
- 401k retirement plan with match of up to 4%.
Complete application and provide resume and cover letter at www.lacorps.org. The Los Angeles Conservation Corps only employs individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
Based upon a review of your application and supportive information, applicants will be considered for the interview portion. The interview will cover education and experience requirements. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least four (4) business days before the closing date of the position or, if applicable, at the time an interview is scheduled.
It is the policy of LA Conservation Corps to seek and employ qualified workforce at all locations, job sites, and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation and benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination.
2650 N. Commonwealth Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90027
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