• May 13, 2021

    Senior Crew Leader Public Works Urban Forestry – City of Dallas

    Maintenance of the median and ROW trees in the City of Dallas. Responsible for the keeping track of crew time, documenting completed work, training of crew in accordance with ANSI Z133 safety requirements for Arboricultural Operations and A300 pruning standards. Proficient in operating an aerial lift, felling trees, skid steer operation, CDL driver. Please follow link below to apply for position.

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas/jobs/3052654/crew-leader-senior-forestry-public-works?keywords=senior%20crew&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    Contact email: kristoffer.rasmussen@dallascityhall.com
  • May 11, 2021

    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

    Contact email: mgrubisich@garlandtx.gov
  • May 5, 2021

    Tree Climbers – College Station

    WE ARE HIRING!! Full-time tree climber positions available with much room for growth!! Will be pruning and removing trees, coordinating work scope, and keeping up with equipment needs. Will have work 12 months out of the year, 40 hours a week and occasional overtime. Pay is based on ability to perform tasks safely and efficiently. Must have at least 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE with practical rigging techniques and proper pruning practices.

     

    Top Point Tree

    Contact email: colby.lee.tpt@gmail.com
  • May 4, 2021

    City Forester – City of San Antonio

    CITY OF SAN ANTONIO

    invites applications for the position of:

    City Forester

    SALARY: $25.76 – $43.80 Hourly

    $53,587.30 – $91,098.54 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 04/29/21

    CLOSING DATE: 05/27/21 11:59 PM

    Grant Funded: No

    For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonio’s employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application:

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sanantoniotx/default.cfm

    Work Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday with seasonal schedule adjustments to include some evenings and weekends. Shifts are subject to change to accommodate evening coverage, rotating weekends and holiday shift work as dictated by business needs.

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Under general direction, coordinates assigned urban forestry activities within the City of San Antonio with outside agencies and with the general public. Activities include developing and administering a policy in regard to public trees; supervising and coordinating urban forestry operations, activities and events; provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to assigned senior management staff. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Coordinates with appropriate board(s) and committee(s) on all public tree and urban forestry issues.

    Coordinates with stakeholders to implement a long-range public tree management plan that will include inventory and planting.

    Establishes and maintains green layer/tree data on the City and other agency geographic information system(s) for their use especially as it relates to planning and monitoring.

    Maintains accurate records and files on all public tree maintenance, planting, and removals.

    Continuously monitors and evaluates the quality, responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness of the urban forestry programs, methods, and procedures; works with employees on the continuous improvement of programs.

    Provides appropriate educational information to other City and agency staff, and to citizens in both oral and written formats.

    Meets with supervisor on weekly basis for project and schedule updates.

    Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in Forestry or a related field.

    Two (2) years of practical experience in urban forestry, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

    This position requires a valid Class ‘C’ Texas Driver’s License or obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within thirty (30) days after becoming a resident of the State of Texas.

     

    Contact email: dawnette.escobedo@sanantonio.gov
  • April 19, 2021

    Forester – City of Arlington

    City Of Arlington, Texas PARKS and RECREATION, Forestry and Beautification Division

    All application must be submitted through City of Arlington Career Opportunities webpage, https://cityofarlington.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=852

    Work Status

    Full Time

    THIS POSITION WILL CLOSE ON 5/6/2021.

    SALARY: 48,671.00 – 60,839.00 Salary USD

    Job Summary:

    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 forest.

    Essential Functions:

    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 projects.
    2. Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of tree management guidelines, work planning, forestry budgeting, cities policies and procedures, tree inventory records, urban forest sampling plans, and other forestry related documents periodically and as requested by city council or leadership.
    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 ensure 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 urban forestry outreach and related events; including but not limited to the “Let’s Enhance Arlington Forestry” (L.E.A.F.) Program, Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA certification, annual Arbor Day event, and other community engagement. Includes filing necessary paperwork, marketing, organizing volunteers, speaking engagements, data collection, inventorying, ordering trees, scheduling deliveries, and creating publications.

    OTHER FUNCTIONS

    1. 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.
    2. Ability to use ArcGIS Pro, Cartegraph asset management, and other software necessary to conduct inventory and assessment, create public and internal maps, analyze data, and present results to the appropriate audience.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    Knowledge of arboriculture principles and practices especially as applied to structural form and safety.

    Knowledge of forest management practices, silviculture, and forest inventory and analysis, especially as it relates to the Cross Timbers ecoregion.

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

    Knowledge of trees, insects, diseases, and proper treatments.

    Knowledge of materials, care and use of tools, and equipment used in tree removal, trimming, pesticide application, and general tree care.

    Knowledge of National Arborist Association (NAA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), ANSI A-300 Standards, and The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) standards and practices.

    Knowledge of procurement procedures at state, federal, and local government levels.

    Skill in analyzing and evaluating policies, procedures, services, and facilities in order to develop recommendations for improvement.

    Skill in managing and budgeting forestry work such as trimming and treatment for pests and disease.

    Skill in communicating with customers, city employees, officials by oral or written means.

    Skill in effective customer service.

    Skill in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and asset management software.

    Skill in preparing professional level reports, memoranda, letters, guidelines, etc.

    Skill in interpersonal relationships, time management, and communication (written and verbal).

    Skill in the use of irrigation system selection, design, installation, trouble shooting, and repair.

    Ability to perform a variety of physical activities 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 100 pounds.

    Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate, and monitor work to accomplish departmental objectives.

    Ability to direct, control, and plan operations involving the activities of others or processes with which others are involved.

    Ability to create innovative ideas or solutions to resolve customer service delivery problems.

    Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement.

    Ability to satisfy customer needs while firmly protecting the interests and resources of the City and of the Department.

    Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including but not limited to personal computers, calculators, network equipment, telephones, and software packages.

    Ability to operate a variety of maintenance equipment including, but not limited to chain saw, power pruner, wheelbarrow, and shovel.

    Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.

    Ability to operate a motorized vehicle.

    Qualifying Education and Experience:

    A Degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, Biology, Horticulture, or Environmental Science or closely related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

    Possession of a valid Class C Texas Driver’s License with good driving record.

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

    ISA Certified Arborist required prior to start date.

    TCEQ Licensed Irrigator within six months of hire.

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

    Contact email: wendy.pappas@arlingtontx.gov
  • April 9, 2021

    CERTIFIED ARBORIST & TREE CARE TRAINING COORDINATOR & PLANT HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN & LAWN SERVICES TECHNICIAN – Dallas

    COMPANY PORTRAIT

    We are a 26 year old company providing residential and commercial tree and lawn healthcare services.

    WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

    We offer competitive pay and one to three weeks of paid time off based on tenure and anniversary accrual. We also offer six paid holidays annually.

    We contribute over 80% of health insurance costs employee’s policy. Family and employee coverage is available on a pre-tax basis. We also offer dental, vision, employer paid life, supplemental (additional) life coverage, along with other supplemental policies such as short-term disability, accident coverage, critical illness, and we currently pay 50% of all long term disability coverage. We have an available 401k after 90 days.

    Preservation Tree embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

    Preservation Tree Services employees’ commitment to quality and service that has built our great reputation.

    Our vision now turns to:

    Strengthening our position in the market by exceeding our clients desires and expectations, providing value

    Continually searching for ways to differentiate ourselves from our competitors within our exclusive marketplace

    Creating an environment where fun, hard work, open communication, personal and professional growth are promoted

    Making advancement opportunities available to those who perform and a focus on self-improvement and company goals

    We have four positions immediately available:

    CERTIFIED ARBORIST DALLAS, TX FULL TIME We are currently seeking an ISA Certified Arborist with a proven track record in sales for our Dallas office location. We will consider the right candidate with less experience. Must be willing to honor our workplace/safety culture and work towards our company mission and goals each day. We provide our arborists with the resources necessary for their greatest professional success and continued development. This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking a work environment in a competitive market with the best and brightest arborist team in DFW. We offer a competitive salary (based upon experience), and a generous commission based compensation program, company vehicle, health, dental, supplemental policies, PTO, 401k, and more. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record.

    TREE CARE TRAINING COORDINATOR DALLAS, TEXAS FULL TIME The tree care training coordinator performs hands on individual and team learning opportunities and training projects geared towards continued safety and production improvement in all tree care service categories, along with individual professional development. The goal of the tree care training coordinator is to work towards continuous improvement of tree care crews’ skills, thereby expanding the capabilities and resources within the production team. We offer a competitive salary (based upon experience), a performance bonus program, company vehicle, health, dental, supplemental policies, PTO, 401k, and more. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record.

    PLANT HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN and LAWN SERVICES TECHNICIAN DALLAS, TEXAS FULL TIME We are seeking a new team member who is capable, thorough, punctual, time sensitive while performing at multiple job sites per day, and most of all, understands and enjoys providing excellent customer service. Applicant must have the ability to understand mix rates, application rates, associated equipment and tank systems.

    Interested Candidates please submit cover letter/resume to trees@preservationtre.com, or you may apply on our website at www.preservationtree.com

     

    Contact email:
  • April 8, 2021

    Plant Healthcare Technician – DFW

    Arborilogical Services, Inc., an expert full-service tree care firm operating in the DFW area (based out of Wylie, TX) for almost 40 years, is looking for a knowledgeable and presentable individual who is interested in a stable and secure future as a plant healthcare technician. Candidates would be working with some of the foremost experts in the fields of arboriculture and plant pathology, several of whom have won awards within the International Society of Arboriculture and have been employed with our company for 15+ years. Seasoned, TDA licensed with at least 2 years of experience preferred but not required. The job entails handling fertilizers and chemicals in a safe and responsible manner and maintaining a good working knowledge of equipment and customer service skills. We offer competitive wages, 40 or more hours per week all year around, health insurance benefits and ongoing training programs with an opportunity to grow within the company. Bi-lingual Spanish and English speakers are a plus, but not required. Our family-oriented culture provides an environment where staff are valued, properly trained, and fully supported. Experienced and entry level applications will be considered, and a valid driver’s license with a clean record is required.

    Contact email: khouser@arborilogical.com
  • April 2, 2021

    Tree Inventory Contractor – Missouri City

    The City of Missouri City is seeking an individual to conduct a tree inventory of several Missouri City parks using the iTree Design application. This is an independent contract position, not to exceed 200 hours of work. Hours are flexible and the individual is to provide their own transportation and smart device. Interested persons must have completed a Dendrology course or display an expert knowledge of tree identification. Please contact: Paul Wierzbicki> forester@missouricitytx.gov for more details.

    Contact email:
  • March 31, 2021

    Environmental Program Coordinator – City of Austin

    The City of Austin is seeking an Environmental Program Coordinator within the Urban Forestry Program. The Urban Forestry Program is responsible for implementing Austin’s Urban Forest Plan. The City of Austin adopted Austin’s Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property in 2014.

    The Environmental Program Coordinator will lead community forest sustainability initiatives for the City of Austin. This work will be accomplished by partnering with other agencies and organizations, collaborating with other City of Austin departments, coordinating with stakeholders, and engaging with the community.

    All applications must be submitted through the city’s employment website: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/88050

    Contact email: emily.king@austintexas.gov
  • March 30, 2021

    Research Analyst – City of Austin

    The Development Services Department (DSD) assists homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes.

    The City Arborist Program is the regulatory extension of the Austin Community Tree Division located within the Development Services Department. The principal role of the program is to administer the City’s tree preservation and replenishment regulations to ensure the community’s values are upheld.

    The City Arborist is seeking a dedicated and motivated individual for a Research Analyst position. The primary duties of the position are to provide high quality data management, data analytics, technical support to staff, and reporting to the City Arborist Program and Community Tree Division. The position will also be responsible for identifying and assisting with implementing innovative value-added solutions for the program and division. Examples of tasks include: quality assuring permit data on a monthly and annual basis, preparing reports for City boards and commissions, data analysis for business process improvements, manage and promote our tree permit and urban forest data via SOCRATA, analyze permit data to better understand the impacts of development on our urban forest, and assist staff with answering resource email account.

    Jobs @ City of Austin | Research Analyst (austincityjobs.org)

    Contact email: naomi.rotramel@austintexas.gov
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