Urban Forestry Intern – City of Garland PARCD

Urban Forestry Intern – City of Garland PARCD Summary Works under the supervision of the Parks Manager, in coordination with the Asset Coordinator to collect GPS data and condition rating of public trees in Parks and City property for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.  This data will be used to determine management of Garland’s Urban Forest and to quantify the eco-system service benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1)         Assist Asset Coordinator in the collection of data points in the field; specifically trees in Park and Medians.

2)         Collect field data on tree attributes such as; species, DBH, condition, maintenance requirements, etc.

3)         Utilizes ESRI programs such as Collector, QuickCapture, and ArcMap.

4)         Uses electronic devices such as iPad, R2 Trimble unit, and computers.

5)         Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

          Pursuing a degree plan in Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Geographic Information Systems or related field.

          6 months experience preferred.

          Current valid Texas Class C driver license.

Or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Education/ Experience:

          Ability to identify trees common to North Central Texas, perform basic tree health assessments, and capture accurate and consistent measurement on trees attributes.

          Knowledge and use of GPS collection applications such as Collector and ArcGIS 10.5.

          Second semester course work

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

          Ability to work alone in an outdoor setting after minimal training.

          Ability to follow oral and written instructions to complete objectives.

          Ability to set up and operate GPS communication devices and problem solve.

          Proficient in ESRI applications. (Collector, QuickCapture, ArcMap)

          Applications with education/experience specifically related to urban forestry and experience collecting data related to municipal tree inventories preferred.

For additional questions please contact: Matt Grubisich, Parks Director at mgrubisich@garlandtx.gov For more information regarding the position, visit the City of Garland’s employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application: https://external-garland.icims.com/jobs/6989