City of Arlington Urban Forester
THIS POSITION CLOSES JUNE 5, 2016
Salary: $3,796 – $4,746 per month.
Under general supervision, supervises forestry work to ensure the
continuity and health of community trees along city streets, parks and
related areas. Provides technical assistance to individuals and groups
relating to arboriculture, insect and disease management, tree
evaluation, tree risk assessment, planting cultivation, pruning, tree
care, and other related duties related to the management of an urban
1.Ability to organize, schedule and supervise forestry activities of
assigned parks, city owned property, medians, rights of ways, and
municipal facilities; includes planning and implementing long range
tree management plans to improve the quality of life in the community
through proper arboricultural techniques, selection of trees, irrigation
system management, estimating requirements and procuring
appropriate materials, support personnel, and volunteers for work
2.Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of tree management
reports, grant applications, proposals, contracts, specifications,
records, and logs; includes annual budgeting and developing policies
and procedures for the Forestry Program.
3.Ability to identify and inspect trees for disease, insects, structural
form, safety and a biotic damage and the ability to prescribe and
administer corrective actions for such. Includes conducting periodic
inspections of trees to insure the public’s safety from hazardous trees
along city rights of way and public property.
4.Ability to manage contract administration, which includes selecting
and hiring contractors, monitoring work progress, and ensuring
compliance with budgets as well as city, state, and federal regulations.
5.Ability to manage, supervise, and coordinate the “;Let’s Enhance
Arlington Forestry”; (L.E.A.F.) program in its entirety; up to but not
limited to: filing, marketing, organizing volunteers, speaking
engagements, data collection, inventorying, ordering trees, scheduling
deliveries, and creating publications.
6. Ability to develop, implement, and review plans for construction of
new facilities, parks, medians, rights of way, city owned property, as
well as renovation of such facilities to provide technical assistance,
construction inspections regarding tree care issues, and the feasibility
of maintenance of the urban forest.
7. Ability to use ArcView 9.2 software and manipulate various GPS
inventorying software, create maps, and analyze the data.
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, Biology, Geography,
Horticulture, Environmental Sciences or closely related field,or
equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Certified
Arborist required. Ability to obtain a License Irrigator license within 6
months of employment. Possession of a valid Class C Texas Driver’s
License with good driving record. Must successfully complete required
pre-employment screening, which includes criminal background check
, including criminal history, physical, drug/alcohol testing, and motor
vehicle review (MVR).
Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Ability to perform a variety of physical skills including but not limited to
seeing, sorting, sitting, standing, twisting body, walking and writing;
including ability to lift up to 80 pounds and pushing and pulling up to
Knowledge of forestry and arboricultural principles and practices
especially as applied to structural form and safety.
Knowledge of proper tree maintenance techniques, equipment
maintenance, and facility maintenance.
Knowledge of trees, insects, diseases, and proper treatments.
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