Forester – City of Austin

The Urban Forestry unit of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking applications for a Forester.

The Forester position reports to the Parks Urban Forestry Horticulturist Supervisor and is responsible for providing leadership within the Parks tree maintenance program. This includes supervising up to 6 tree maintenance staff responsible for providing proactive and reactive maintenance for over 300,000 trees across 300 city-maintained parks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

– Scheduling and dispatching maintenance crews daily.

– Ensuring staff maintain proficiency with equipment, current climbing techniques and follow ANSI A300 and Z133 industry standards.

– Monitor crew performance, provide coaching, correction and disciplinary action when necessary.

– Draft and administer performance reviews, develop and implement crew training.

– Ensure fleet vehicles are properly used, maintained, and inspected.

– Coordinate communication about planned work with internal and external partner groups.

– Provide support for training and volunteer events as well as educational programs.

– Recruit, hire and train new employees.

– Respond to emergency events as needed to coordinate crew response.

All applications must be submitted via the City of Austin’s website.  To apply, and to read the entire job description, click here: