Urban Forestry & Land Manager – Arlington PARD

Location: Parks and Recreation

Work Status: Full Time

Urban Forestry & Land Manager –  #4936


SALARY:  $4,848 – $6,060 per month

Under general direction, the incumbent plans, directs and monitors grounds maintenance, beautification, and forestry activities of assigned parks, parkways, city owned property, medians, rights of way, and other facilities including all related duties related to the management of an urban forest.


  1. Ability to plan, direct and monitor grounds maintenance, beautification activities and forestry activities of assigned parks, parkways, picnic grounds, city owned property, medians, right-of-way and other facilities; includes long and short range planning, and implementing preventative and predicative maintenance to improve maintenance techniques, tree management, and identify public safety risks, through improved estimating requirements and procuring appropriate tools, materials, supplies and resources for work projects and directing above tasks through subordinate support personnel and volunteers.
  2. Ability to select, hire, train and evaluate subordinates, determine and develop policies and procedures, set work standards, monitor work in progress and inspect work upon completion.
  3. Ability to prepare reports, grant applications, proposals, contracts, specifications, records, safety procedures, logs, departmental payroll, annual budgeting and developing policies and procedures for unit.
  4. Ability to design, implement, and manage contract administration which includes selecting and hiring contractors and consultants while monitoring work progress and ensuring compliance with allocated budgets and city, state, and federal regulations.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; prepare documents, coordinate maintenance activities and resolve concerns or questions raised by Mayor and City Council, City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office and other City departments in a timely and efficient manner.


  1. Ability to prepare, coordinate, and implement specialized maintenance and operations training programs on a citywide basis.
  2. Ability to direct, monitor and deliver public education, awareness and enforcement of City ordinances and codes.
  3. Ability to develop, implement, review and inspect plans for construction of new facilities, beautification, parks, medians, right-of-ways, 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.
  4. Ability to plan and coordinate special events, beautification and education activities, including: planning, set-up, coordination with supporting organizations, breakdown, etc. with citizens and civic groups (i.e., Trinity River Awareness Day, Arbor Day, TEAM Median, Spring Clean up, Arlington Conservation Council, LEAF program, etc.).


A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or Park Administration or a related field, plus three years of supervisory experience in park or landscape maintenance.  Possession of a valid Class C Texas Driver’s License.

Licensed pesticide applicator by with the Texas Department of Agriculture or Structural Pest Control Board.

Certified Arborist

Licensed Irrigator within six months of hire.

Pre-employment testing will include MVR, criminal history processing, and drug/alcohol testing.

Knowledge of forestry, arboriculture principles, landscaping, chemical application, plant material, soil preparation, and fertilizers and their use.

Knowledge of proper tree maintenance techniques, equipment maintenance and facility maintenance.

Knowledge of National Arborist Association (NAA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), ANSI Standards and American Association of Nurseryman standards and practices.

Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Apply at www.arlington-tx.gov/employment/career-opportunities/