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Position: Assistant District Forester
Location: Durango, Grand Junction and Gunnison, Colorado (3 positions), with a potential for additional Assistant District Forester positions in other locations
Salary: $44,000 - $46,000, commensurate with experience
Employment Status: This full-time regular appointment will be a Colorado State University Administrative Professional employee
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit all application materials by 11:59 pm on June 29, 2017 for full consideration.

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the District Forester, these positions will be the lead for the Good Neighbor Authority. The Good Neighbor Authority is a national program that allows cross-boundary forest treatments and effective sharing of limited resources between federal and state agencies, to achieve landscape-scale impacts. Under the agreement, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) has the authority to conduct forest treatments on the 11 National Forests in Colorado, complementing work on state and private lands, and leveraging state resources to accomplish work across land ownership boundaries. As part of the Good Neighbor Authority there is the Good Neighbor Supplemental Project Agreement (SPA) for the timber sales on USFS lands. The SPA clarifies the various roles and responsibilities between CSFS and the USFS.

These positions will be working closely with the local USFS district office implementing the Good Neighbor Supplemental Project Agreement - timber sale preparation, implementation, administration, and close out. In addition, these positions will also provide professional forestry assistance to other district staff in additional program areas including:

  • Forest product sales
  • Greenhouse operations
  • Community/HOA wildfire mitigation assistance
  • Private lands forest management
  • Insect and Disease program assistance
  • District facilities maintenance

These positons will also provide professional, science-based assistance to local landowners regarding forest health (insects, disease, and wildfire mitigation), and prepare program related reports when needed. For the incumbents of these positions to be successful they must be a self-starter and have strong negotiation skills.

At times, these positions will develop service agreements with landowners by creating scopes of work, assessing district budgets, resources, and personnel, deciding the technical requirements needed for the agreement, administration of science-based forest management activities and obtaining appropriate signatures. These positions will lead district work teams, train and mentor district staff members, develop and manage program and project budgets up to $250,000, create detailed work plans, serve as the acting District Forester in the District Foresters absence, and participate on agency committees. They must have a thorough knowledge of silviculture, best management practices, insect and disease identification, pest management, wildfire mitigation and basic wildland fire suppression. These positions are expected to provide professional services, education and outreach to landowners and cooperators/partners through written and verbal communication. Utilizing feedback from relevant sources to evaluate options and implement solutions is also critical to this position.

Purpose of the Department/Work Unit: CSFS districts and field offices provide forestry services and outreach to federal, private, state and local government forested landowners and communities. Within CSFS, the district office is the base for field operations and local program delivery with the designated service area. Service and program delivery directly relates achieving stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. The specific program mix is correlated to population, forest type and condition, product markets, and specific local needs.

Description of Work Unit: The Colorado State Forest Service is an agency of Colorado State University, and is housed organizationally, in the Warner College of Natural Resources. The CSFS also staffs the Division of Forestry for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The CSFS has 18 district and field offices throughout the state, with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU. These districts provide the full range of CSFS services to the counties listed.

The Durango District contains Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata, and Archuleta counties. The Grand Junction District contains Delta, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco counties in western Colorado. The District office is located in Grand Junction. The Salida District/Gunnison Field office contains Chaffee, Hinsdale, Gunnison, and Lake counties in south central and western Colorado. The field office is located in the town of Gunnison.

All Districts utilize a team approach to deliver CSFS programs and services. Individual staff members take the lead on one or more program areas and all staff members are expected to assist as needed for successful, efficient and effective delivery of services and programs.

Decision Making: Under general direction from the District Forester, agency policies, and program guidelines, this position makes decisions on project design, layout, contracting method, funding source, project implementation, grant funding approvals, landowner and partner communications, and daily operations. This position also assists with decisions concerning the allocation of district resources to complete CSFS activities, including the use of seasonal employees, field equipment, and district vehicles.

Position Supervises: This position may occasionally be asked to oversee one to two seasonal foresters.

Diversity Statement: Applicants are expected to possess demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Occasional irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, and off-site meetings.
  • Ability to safely operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, pull loaded trailers, operate forestry machinery and tools; perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Required Job Qualifications:

Degree Requirements:

  • A Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program option completed by June 29th, 2017 and
  • Four years of professional forestry experience.

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Forestry or a Natural Resources program option completed by June 29th, 2017, and
  • Five years professional forestry experience, with specific experience in Timber Sale Administration, Timber Sale Preparation, Dendrology, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Forest Measurements, and Silviculture.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience managing a timber program.
  • Certified as a USFS cruiser.
  • Experience with timber sale prescription development, sale layout, cruising, and timber marking.
  • Experience giving public presentations.
  • Experience with administering timber sale contracts.
  • Lead program and/or project management experience.
  • Committed to safety, quality, demonstrated excellent customer service ethic and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated experience with participation on teams, committees and other special assignments.
  • Ability to work independently, be a self-starter with strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with ArcGIS data management, capable of using ArcMap compatible GIS/GPS units to collect field data and ability to manipulate data in ArcMap.
  • Experience in western United States forest management techniques in wildfire hazard mitigation; forest insect and disease detection, prevention, and suppression, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing forest management plans.
  • Completion of ATV Operator safety training.
  • Completion of S-212 Power Saws certification.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Forest Management Administration and Professional Services (70%)

This position provides professional forest management services and science-based forest management information to local federal, state and private landowners and communities in the following general areas:

  • Good Neighbor Program typical activities include working closely with the local USFS district office implementing the Good Neighbor Supplemental Project Agreement (SPA). Implementation efforts include planning, set-up, cruising, and administration of forest product sales on USFS lands; best management practices (BMPs) implementation to protect watershed, threatened and endangered species; archeological sites; and water quality. This position is responsible for periodic, often daily, on-site project inspections and tours to ensure contract specifications are being met – this site inspection must be documented and included in the project file. Specific details to implementing the SPAs include:
    • Forest Product Sale Development – These positions are responsible for collecting forest inventory data using science-based methodologies, statistically valid timber cruising methods, geographical information systems, and global positioning systems. Inventory data is then analyzed using computer programs such as the Forest Vegetative Simulator (FVS) to develop science-based silviculture recommendations based upon SPA objectives. Based upon forest inventory data, these positions must establish forest management plans based upon USFS objectives. More specifically, these positions are responsible for determining forest product volume, monetary value and identifying timber sale locations. They are responsible for sale layout, boundary marking and, depending on harvest method chosen, individual tree marking based upon tree condition, species, age, and health all within the framework of landowner objectives. To provide these services these positions must have a working knowledge of dendrology, silviculture and harvesting methods, inventory standards, local timber markets, insects and disease, stand regeneration and logging equipment.
  • Landowner Services – These positions are responsible for providing professional expertise to state and private landowners in outreach and communication. Specifically, they must have the ability to articulate science-based forest management information to various audiences including private landowners, agency partners, homeowner associations, civic groups, environmental organizations, general publics and elected officials by providing the latest scientific-based information on forest management, forest health, insect and disease control, and wildfire mitigation to individual landowners, homeowner groups and partner organizations. Typical activities include presentations, workshops and outreach related to forest management, silviculture, insects and disease, forest health, forest ecology, urban & community forestry, wildfire mitigation, fire prevention, and other forestry topics. These positions may also provide training to private landowners, partners and agencies, and are expected to effectively communicate with other local agencies, organizations and landowners.

Administration and Supervision (20%)

  • Administration – Coordinating with the District Forester, these positions will assist with budget development and tracking; work planning; professional development training; agency committee participation; grant administration (project inspections, accomplishment tracking, and reporting); agency representation on internal and external teams; and program associated administration. These positions are also expected to oversee various service agreements and forest product contracts and be able to develop project scopes-of-work, conduct project inspections and approve project completion.
  • Facilities and Vehicles – Facilities maintenance including snow removal; management of field equipment and district vehicles. Frequent driving of state vehicles in all types of weather and road conditions. May be asked to pull loaded trailers with loaded equipment and may be required to secure DOT driver certifications.
  • Supervision – responsible for the daily oversight and guidance of permanent and seasonal staff.
  • Leadership/Mentoring – provide leadership to permeate staff in the absence of the District Forester and at their direction. Mentor and train seasonal staff and other staff as needed.

District Support (10%)

These positions will provide professional forestry assistance, when needed, to other district staff in additional program areas including:

  • Forest management planning, provided to individual landowners, state land agencies, federal agencies, and communities;
  • Grant project administration, processing grant payments based upon specific grant requirements.
  • Insect and disease detection, providing professional expertise to state and private landowners in the areas of forest health.
  • Wildfire mitigation and fuels treatments, projects are based upon knowledge of basic wildland fire suppression techniques and understanding of fire behavior prediction models.

Appointment and Benefit Information about Position. This is an Administrative Professional position at Colorado State University. Insurance benefits are provided, and administrative professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans.

Full-time administrative professionals earn a full 24 days of vacation and another 15 days of sick leave annually, and have access to additional benefits, such as free employee study privileges of up to 9 credits per year at Colorado State University, and/or a 50-percent reduction of tuition costs for Spouse/Partner and children. CSU does offer Domestic Partner benefits.

Application Information. When applying with the Colorado State Forest Service, applicants are requested to submit the materials listed below through an online process at http://csfs.colostate.edu/employment/.

Search Contact: For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Sarah Badding at csfs_jobs@mail.colostate.edu or 970-491-7293.

Required Application Materials: 1) Cover Letter, 2) The résumé, 3) Professional References, 4) College transcripts of your Forestry/Natural Resource degree.

All of these materials must be received for applications to be considered complete by closing date.

Please allow at least two to three weeks after the closing date for us to review your application materials and determine those candidates we plan to invite to interview. If you are not selected for an interview, we will send you notification when the process is complete. Should you be invited to an in-person interview, the Colorado State Forest Service will cover all reasonable travel expenses per candidate. At the time of on-campus interviews, application materials of finalist candidates will be made available to Forest Service and other relevant constituents.

Background Investigations: Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Position Title: Assistant District Forester
Location: Franktown and Montrose, Colorado (2 positions) with a potential for additional Assistant District Forester Positions in other locations.
Salary: $44,000 - $46,000, commensurate with experience
Employment Status: This full-time regular appointment will be a Colorado State University Administrative Professional employee.
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit all application materials by 11:59pm on June 29, 2017 for full consideration.

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the District Forester, this position will be the lead and serve as the representative for one or more of the following program areas:

      • Forest management
      • Firewise
      • Forest agriculture
      • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
      • Forest stewardship planning
      • Grant program management
      • Urban and community forestry
      • Outreach & education programs
      • Wildfire mitigation & fuels treatment
      • State parks forest management
      • State trust land forest management
      • Pile burning on state lands
      • Insect and disease
      • Community/HOA assistance
      • Seasonal crew hiring and oversight
      • Local government parks and open space projects

Grant programs this position will administer include but are not limited to: Colorado Forest Restoration, State & Private Forestry, State Fire Assistance, Community Assistance Funding on Adjacent Lands, and other State and Federal grants.

This positon will provide professional, science-based assistance to local landowners regarding forest health (insects, disease, and wildfire mitigation), and prepare program related reports. In addition, these positions will also provide assistance to other district staff in additional program areas including: Federal land forest management through the Good Neighbor Authority and District facilities maintenance.

At times, these positions will develop service agreements with landowners by creating scopes of work, assessing district budgets, resources, and personnel, deciding the technical requirements needed for the agreement, administration of science-based forest management activities and obtaining appropriate signatures. These positions will lead district work teams, train and mentor district staff members, develop and manage program and project budgets up to $250,000, create detailed work plans, serve as the acting District Forester in the District Foresters absence, and participate on agency committees. The position must have a thorough knowledge of silviculture, best management practices, insect and disease identification, pest management, wildfire mitigation and basic wildland fire suppression.

These positions are expected to provide professional services, education and outreach to landowners and cooperators/partners through written and verbal communication. Utilizing feedback from relevant sources to evaluate options and implement solutions is also critical to this position.

Purpose of the Department/Work Unit: CSFS districts and field offices provide forestry services and outreach to private, state and local government forested landowners and communities. Within CSFS, the district office is the base for field operations and local program delivery with the designated service area. Service and program delivery directly relates to achieving stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. The specific program mix is correlated to population, forest type and condition, product markets, and specific local needs.

Description of Work Unit: The Colorado State Forest Service is an agency of Colorado State University, and is housed organizationally, in the Warner College of Natural Resources. The CSFS also staffs the Division of Forestry for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The CSFS has 18 district and field offices throughout the state, with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU.

The Montrose District office is located in Montrose, CO and covers Ouray, Montrose and San Miguel counties. The Franktown District office based in Franktown, CO, serves Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. The Montrose and Franktown Districts, as well as all CSFS District offices, operate with a team approach to deliver CSFS programs and services. Individual staff members take the lead on one or more program areas and all staff members are expected to assist each other as needed for successful, efficient and effective delivery of services and programs.

Decision Making: Under general direction from the District Forester, agency policies, and program guidelines, this position makes decisions on project design, layout, contracting method, funding source, project implementation, grant funding approvals, landowner and partner communications, and daily operations. This position also assists with decisions concerning the allocation of district resources to complete CSFS activities, including the use of seasonal employees, field equipment, and district vehicles.

Position Supervises: This position may occasionally be asked to oversee one to two seasonal foresters.

Diversity Statement: Applicants are expected to possess demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Conditions of Employment:

      • Occasional irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, and off-site meetings.
      • Ability to safely operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, pull loaded trailers, operate forestry machinery and tools; perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.
      • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Required Job Qualifications:

Degree Requirements:

      • A Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program option completed by June 29th, 2017, and
      • Four years of professional forestry experience.

OR

      • A Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Forestry or a Natural Resources program option completed by June 29th, 2017, and
      • Five years professional forestry experience, with specific experience in Dendrology, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Forest Measurements, Silviculture, Urban and Community Forestry, Vegetation Dynamics, or Wildfire Management/Fuels Mitigation

Preferred Job Qualifications:

      • Two years of experience with a state forestry agency.
      • Experience giving public presentations.
      • Committed to quality, demonstrated excellent customer service ethic, professionalism and safety.
      • Demonstrated experience with participation on teams, committees and other special assignments, as well as the ability to work independently, be a self-starter with strong negotiation skills.
      • Experience with contracts, agreements, and grant management.
      • Lead program and/or project management experience.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Proficient with ArcGIS data management, capable of using ArcMap compatible GIS/GPS units to collect field data and ability to manipulate data in ArcMap.
      • Experience in western United States forest management techniques in the following areas: silviculture; harvesting systems; forest management planning; wildfire hazard mitigation; forest insect and disease detection, prevention, and suppression; urban and community forestry; windbreaks; outreach and education.
      • Basic field forestry experience (cruising, prescription development, timber marking, timber sale and/or contract administration).
      • Demonstrated skills in writing forest management plans, timber sale layout and administration, and budget preparation and administration.
      • Experience with wildfire suppression, preferably in the wildland/urban interface and a current Incident Qualifications Card, or have the ability to obtain one, at the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) qualifications level of Firefighter Type 2 or above.
      • Completion of ATV Operator safety training.
      • Completion of S-212 Power Saws certification

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Forest Management Administration and Professional Services (80%)

This position provides professional forest management services and science-based forest management information to local federal, state and private landowners and communities in the following general areas:

    • Forest Management Planning – When developing forest management plans, forest product sales, or other management practices, this position is responsible for collecting forest inventory using science-based methodologies, statistically valid timber cruising methods, geographical information systems, and global positioning systems. Inventory data is then analyzed using computer programs such as the Forest Vegetative Simulator (FVS) to develop science-based silviculture recommendations based upon landowner objectives. Inventory collected includes site information, stocking levels, forest condition, stand volume estimates, access and more. Street tree and urban inventories collect similar data. Data is used to develop forest management plans, outline timber harvest plans, develop individual stand prescriptions, determine forest growth capabilities, help determine forest regulation methods (uneven-aged or even-aged management) and aid in communications with the forest landowner. Management planning services can be provided to individual landowners, state land agencies, federal agencies, and communities.
    • Forest Product Sale Development - Based upon forest inventory, established forest management plans and landowner objectives, this position is responsible for determining forest product volume, monetary value and identifying timber sale locations. The positon is responsible for sale layout, boundary marking and, depending on harvest method chosen, individual tree marking based upon tree condition, species, age, and health all within the framework of landowner objectives. To provide these services the position must have a working knowledge of dendrology, silviculture and harvesting methods, inventory standards, local timber markets, insects and disease, stand regeneration and logging equipment.
    • Grant Project Administration – Depending on grant requirements and type (pass-through or non-pass through) this position is responsible for developing service contracts with detailed scopes-of-work, hosting show-me trips, service contract development and coordinating final award with CSU Purchasing staff. Based upon grant specifications, the forester will develop a detailed and specific project plan with the contractor for all non-pass through grant and collect required performance bonds and/or damage deposits. This position is responsible for periodic, often daily, on-site project inspections to ensure contract specifications are being met – this site inspection must be documented and included in the project file. The position will process grant payments based upon specific grant requirements. Finally, the position will be responsible for project close-out.
    • Forest Stewardship Program – Typical activities include forest management (stewardship) plan development for private landowners, partners and agencies; planning, set-up, and administration of forest product sales on private lands; cruising; best management practices (BMPs) implementation to protect watershed and water quality; providing professional assistance to private landowners and local governments; promoting the CSFS Seedling Tree Program and providing assistance on proper planning, planting and care of seedlings; management of Colorado’s Forest Agriculture Program; and other associated forest stewardship duties.
    • Landowner Services – This position is responsible for providing professional expertise to state and private landowners in the following areas:
        • Forest Health – Assist landowners and communities with insect and disease identification and provide control recommendations (chemical and mechanical). Typical activities include providing professional services to state and private landowners on insect and disease monitoring, tree problem diagnosis, tree hazards and recommendations including field surveys, wildfire hazard mitigation grant management. Forest health diagnosis is based upon individual tree and stand level observation, insect and disease sampling, data collection and analysis.
        • Forest Management Planning and Implementation – When requested by the landowner or community, CSFS foresters provide forest inventory, develop forest management plans, and assist with plan implementation.
        • Wildfire Mitigation and Fuels Treatment – Assist landowners by providing the latest science-based information on wildfire mitigation techniques including fuels reduction, fuel breaks, and defensible space and providing information on post-fire effects, Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) development and implementation and associated forest management practices. Accomplishments are often achieve through collaborative partnerships. Fuels treatment/fuels reduction and defensible space projects based upon knowledge of basic wildland fire suppression techniques and understanding of fire behavior prediction models.
        • Outreach and Communication – The position must have the ability to articulate science-based forest management information to various audiences including private landowners, agency partners, homeowner associations, civic groups, environmental organizations, general publics and elected officials by providing the latest scientific-based information on forest management, forest health, insect and disease control, and wildfire mitigation to individual landowners, homeowner groups and partner organizations. Typical activities include presentations, workshops and outreach related to forest management, silviculture, insects and disease, forest health, forest ecology, urban & community forestry, wildfire mitigation, fire prevention, and other forestry topics. These positions may also provide training to private landowners, partners and agencies. This position is expected to effectively communicate with other local agencies, organizations and landowners.

Administration and Supervision (20%)

      • Administration – Coordinating with the District Forester, this position will assist with budget development and tracking; work planning; professional development training; agency committee participation; grant administration (project inspections, accomplishment tracking, and reporting); agency representation on internal and external teams; and program associated administration. This position is also expected to oversee various service agreements and forest product contracts and be able to develop project scopes-of-work, conduct project inspections and approve project completion.
      • Facilities and Vehicles – Facilities maintenance including snow removal; management of field equipment and district vehicles. Frequent driving of state vehicles in all types of weather and road conditions. May be asked to pull loaded trailers with loaded equipment and may be required to secure DOT driver certifications.
      • Supervision – This position is responsible for the daily oversight and guidance of permanent and seasonal staff.
      • Leadership/Mentoring – provide leadership to permeate staff in the absence of the District Forester and at their direction. Mentor and train seasonal staff and other staff as needed.

Appointment and Benefit Information about Position. This is an Administrative Professional position at Colorado State University. Insurance benefits are provided, and administrative professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans.

Full-time administrative professionals earn a full 24 days of vacation and another 15 days of sick leave annually, and have access to additional benefits, such as free employee study privileges of up to 9 credits per year at Colorado State University, and/or a 50-percent reduction of tuition costs for Spouse/Partner and children. CSU does offer Domestic Partner benefits.

Application Information. When applying with the Colorado State Forest Service, applicants are requested to submit the materials listed below through an online process at http://csfs.colostate.edu/employment/.

Search Contact: For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Sarah Badding at csfs_jobs@mail.colostate.edu or 970-491-7293.

Required Application Materials: 1) Cover Letter, 2) The résumé, 3) Professional References, 4) College transcripts of your Forestry/Natural Resource degree (must be completed by June 29, 2017).

All of these materials must be received for applications to be considered complete by closing date.

Please allow at least two to three weeks after the closing date for us to review your application materials and determine those candidates we plan to invite to interview. If you 

are not selected for an interview, we will send you notification when the process is complete. Should you be invited to an in-person interview, the Colorado State Forest Service will cover all reasonable travel expenses per candidate. At the time of on-campus interviews, application materials of finalist candidates will be made available to Forest Service and other relevant constituents.

Background Investigations: Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Position: Arborist Tech
Posted: 06/12/2017
Date Needed: 06/23/2017
Type of Position: Full-time
Experience Requirements: 2-5 years
Salary: $21.91 - $24.35/hr

How to apply: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Time, on June 23, 2017. An online application process is available for this position at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

Job Description: THIS IS A 3 YEAR FIXED TERM POSITION

POSITION: 17-0340 Arborist Technician II Hiring Range: $21.91 - $24.35/hr
Division: Natural Resources - Forestry Regular Full –Time with benefits
Department: Public Works & Natural Resources Mon – Fri 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM


DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the City Forester, assist and support the City’s Urban Forestry Program which includes the health, safety and aesthetics of public trees within the City. Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, including the operation and maintenance of various specialized equipment. Supports Forestry Services with public outreach and education.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Perform technical urban forestry functions for tree care operations. Prune, remove and maintain City owned trees and other vegetation. Respond to tree maintenance needs and storm damage concerns. Implements a Plant Health Care program with emphasis on Emerald Ash Borer. Provides treatment of trees for insect & disease issues. Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools. Operate aerial lift, grappler, stump grinder, chipper, and PHC sprayer. Performs tree maintenance operations in compliance with industry standards and specifications. Hazard tree assessment and mitigation. Identify tree species and evaluation of tree health. Contract management and records management. Maintain GIS tree inventory program. Planning and planting of trees to increase urban tree canopy. Assist with educational programs such as EAB awareness, Arbor Day and Tree City USA. Provide information to the public relative to tree care and arboricultural practices. Trains, oversees and direct the work of temporary and seasonal employees.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed outside most of the time, under varying and extreme weather conditions. Ability to work in environmental conditions which may include excessive noise; dust, pollen, gases, oils solvents and chemicals including a variety of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. Work requires considerable physical effort including lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pulling, pushing, walking, and standing for extended periods of time. Work also involves the ability to perform duties at a variety of heights. Work may be performed on weekends; overtime and adjusted schedules may also be required


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor or Associates degree with major course work in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or natural resource. A minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in Urban Forestry or related field. Special Qualifications: Possession of or ability to obtain within first 6 months of employment:
- International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification
- Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (Class "B" CDL) with airbrake endorsement
- First Aid & CPR certificates
Possession of or ability to obtain within first 12 months of employment:
- Colorado Pesticide Applicator’s License (Qualified Supervisor) in Turf Pest Category and Ornamental Pest Category
Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check, physical abilities test and substance screening.

Position: 17-0340 Arborist Technician II
Division:
Natural Resources - Forestry, City of Longmont
Department:
Public Works & Natural Resources
Hiring Range:
$21.91 - $24.35/hr
Regular Full-time with benefits
Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Definition: Under the supervision of the City Forester, assist and support the City’s Urban Forestry Program which includes the health, safety and aesthetics of public trees within the City. Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, including the operation and maintenance of various specialized equipment. Supports Forestry Services with public outreach and education.

Principal Duties: Perform technical urban forestry functions for tree care operations. Prune, remove and maintain City owned trees and other vegetation. Respond to tree maintenance needs and storm damage concerns. Implements a Plant Health Care program with emphasis on Emerald Ash Borer. Provides treatment of trees for insect & disease issues. Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools. Operate aerial lift, grappler, stump grinder, chipper, and PHC sprayer. Performs tree maintenance operations in compliance with industry standards and specifications. Hazard tree assessment and mitigation. Identify tree species and evaluation of tree health. Contract management and records management. Maintain GIS tree inventory program. Planning and planting of trees to increase urban tree canopy. Assist with educational programs such as EAB awareness, Arbor Day and Tree City USA. Provide information to the public relative to tree care and arboricultural practices. Trains, oversees and direct the work of temporary and seasonal employees.

Working Environment: Work is performed outside most of the time, under varying and extreme weather conditions. Ability to work in environmental conditions which may include excessive noise; dust, pollen, gases, oils solvents and chemicals including a variety of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. Work requires considerable physical effort including lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pulling, pushing, walking, and standing for extended periods of time. Work also involves the ability to perform duties at a variety of heights. Work may be performed on weekends; overtime and adjusted schedules may also be required.

Qualifications: Bachelor or Associates degree with major course work in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or natural resource. A minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in Urban Forestry or related field. Special Qualifications: Possession of or ability to obtain within first 6 months of employment:

- International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification
- Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (Class "B" CDL) with airbrake endorsement
- First Aid & CPR certificates

Possession of or ability to obtain within first 12 months of employment:

- Colorado Pesticide Applicator’s License (Qualified Supervisor) in Turf Pest Category and Ornamental Pest Category

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check, physical abilities test and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Time, on June 23, 2017. An online application process is available for this position at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

Urban Forestry Associate | Part-time Position 2017

Description: The Urban Forestry Associate’s primary responsibility will be to support a tree planting project in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood as part of a broader green infrastructure initiative. This position is housed within The Park People’s Denver Digs Trees program, and the project is a partnership of multiple organizations, including Trust for Public Land, the City of Denver’s Office of the City Forester, Groundwork Denver, Westwood Unidos, the University of Colorado’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center, and other organizations. Tasks will include: neighborhood outreach, educational program support, development and production of program materials, volunteer coordination, data management, tree siting and planting, communications with neighborhood residents, and supervision and guidance of youth planting crews. The associate may also be involved in assisting with other tasks as needed. The Urban Forestry Associate will work closely with the Program Manager and will also represent The Park People independently and serve in supervisory roles as well. Thus, a friendly, professional demeanor and excellent communication skills are critical. Strong attention to detail as well as the ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently are also required.

Hours/Salary: This is a temporary position funded from July 5, 2017 through November 3, 2017. The per-week hourly commitment will average roughly 20hrs/week, but hours worked per week may vary and will be discussed in advance with the supervisor. Availability on some weekends is required.

The selected applicant will earn $6,375.00 over the course of the position and will develop knowledge and skills in the areas of: urban forestry, community engagement, project coordination, volunteer management, and work in a nonprofit setting and with partnering organizations. This position will provide valuable experience for someone interested in environment, sustainability, community-based work, volunteer management, youth education, and working in the nonprofit sector.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail orientation, ability to multi-task
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated professional behavior
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Basic understanding of environmental and park issues
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Park People office and to meetings, workshops, and residential neighborhoods throughout the City of Denver
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to write and speak Spanish strongly desired
  • Master’s degree
  • Background in urban forestry, an environmental field, youth education, and/or community engagement
  • Experience working with young people
  • Sense of humor and flexibility
  • Experience with Microsoft Access
  • Art/design and computer graphics skills

Contact Information: Visit www.TheParkPeople.org for more information about The Park People. Send resume and cover letter to Leah Shafer, Program Manager by June 12th: Leah@TheParkPeople.org.

The Park People works to preserve, enhance, and advocate for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space and urban forest. We pursue this mission by raising private funds for capital projects of various sizes and through our programs:

Denver Digs Trees, Community Forester, Mile High Tree Champions and Park Legacy.

Position: Professional Grounds Manager
Posted: 05/30/2017
Date Needed: 06/01/2017
Type of Position: Full-time
Education Requirements: Associates Degree
Experience Requirements: 1-2 years
Salary: DOE
How to apply: Please email a copy of your resume to paul@estatestaffing.com. The Agency will review your resume and will be in touch if they feel you are a fit for the position.

Job Description: Seeking a skilled and professional individual to perform the landscaping and property management/maintenance for a private estate in the Denver area. Responsible for facilitating the daily routines, checklists and projects spanning the exterior and interior areas, systems and landscaping features on a complex multi-acre estate.


A strong knowledge of Colorado and California climates, plants and trees is a must. Perform detailed inspections to ensure a proactive and seamless maintenance program.


The G.M. will also be required to provide support to the other departments on the estate as needed. Confidentiality, professionalism, honesty and hard work are of the utmost importance in this position. Travel to the Principals out of state residences may be required from time to time for special projects and consultation. 

Position: Tree Worker
Posted: 05/23/2017
Type of Position: Full-time
Education Requirements: High School Graduate/GED
Experience Requirements: <1 year
Salary: Hourly DOE
How to apply: Come to 8585 East Warren Ave., Denver, CO 80231 and ask to speak to Jaclyn or Michael (recruiter) or call Jason (manager) at 720-220-4151.

Job Description: Seeking hardworking individuals to join our team! We train teach the right individuals to perform tree work, landscaping, and plant health care work. 

    Position: Operations Manager - Tree Services
    Posted: 05/19/2017
    Type of Position: Full-time
    Experience Requirements: 2-5 years (see below for specifics)
    Salary: Negotiable
    How to apply: Call or email the recruiter directly: Holly Reed, 303-519-5181 or holly.reed@i-4talent.com
    To Apply In person: Come see us Monday – Friday 1PM – 3PM. Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management located at 5984 S Prince St. #103 Littleton, CO 80120

    Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

    Caretaker is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

    Job Description: Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management, a highly successful award winning commercial landscape company from Arizona, has expanded operations to Colorado. Due to our growth and multiple job sites we have been awarded in the Denver Metro area, we are in search of an Experienced Tree Manager / Arborist .

    Essential Functions:

    • Oversight of Tree Service
    • Manage all tree services, including the operational scheduling, coordination of all materials, people, equipment, and subcontractors. Monitor material costs and deliveries
    • As necessary, perform hands-on work with crews to meet work and scheduling demands
    • Hire, lead, train and develop the team of climbers/arborists and groundsmen
    • Hands-on training and support of crew personnel, including proper operation of equipment, pruning techniques, safety, and quality
    • Oversee equipment distribution and ordering
    • Ensure that job site safety, quality and appearance meet client and Caretakers standards
    • Maintain and manage all required administrative systems, including time sheets, service schedules, and executed vs. budgeted performance
    • After installation, monitor all aspects of the landscape and identify insect or disease problems
    • Leadership and Client Services / Account Manager Support
    • Partner with the Account Manager in estimates, design and bid packages
    • Ensure tree goals for the branch are properly budgeted and working closely with the Branch Manager, ensure those goals are met or exceeded
    • Review tree job performance with branch team
    • Identify potential sales opportunities and sell tree jobs inside and outside of current base maintenance contracts
    • Coordinate with Branch Administrator to ensure tree job databases are consistently updated with current job information
    Qualifications:
    • 3+ years of prior management, and leadership experience within Tree Service or Commercial Construction Landscape industry required
    • Arborist Certification preferred
    • Working knowledge of irrigation, general construction, drainage, tree and landscape related equipment, all knots, ropes and rigging devices required
    • 2 or 4 year degree in a business related field OR equivalent experience required
    • Job estimating and direct client interaction experience required
    • Spanish Language ability is preferred
    • Physical strength and agility to climb and lift, move and maneuver heavy weights up to 75 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 35 pounds on a frequent basis required
    • Ability to work full shifts every day outside in direct sunlight and all kinds of weather conditions including extreme heat or cold, wind, rain etc… required
    • Strong work ethic and understanding that at Caretaker, we always do right
    • Strong attention to detail and safety
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities

    Why Caretaker:
    In addition to our competitive compensation and benefits, we offer stability. In business for 29 years, we are a company that still has a family feel and a dynamic team culture. At Caretaker, we’re all about our team, our clients, and doing the right thing. We pride ourselves on the fact that our differentiator is our people. We believe employee retention creates client retention, so at Caretaker we know our people are the key to our success, and we engage in employee appreciation, provide development opportunities and believe in having fun while working hard.

    Required education:
    Associate

    Required experience:
    General Landscape Construction: 3 years
    Leadership in Landscaping: 3 years
    Irrigation & Drainage: 3 years

    Required license or certification:
    Driver's License

    Position: Lawn Technicians
    Posted: 05/17/2017
    Type of Position: Full-time
    Education Requirements: High School Graduate/GED
    Experience Requirements: <1 year
    Salary: $14.00/hr.
    How to apply: www.myswingle.com/careers or email jjackson@myswingle.com

    Job Description: We're hiring honest, hardworking people who want to work in the outdoors. Get some dirt under your fingernails and start your career at Swingle.

    Requirements:

    • Pass pre-employment drug screen
    • Valid driver's license
    • Must be 18 years of age or older

    Swingle Offers:

    • Full-time opportunities
    • Competitive wages
    • Incentive plans
    • Benefits package
    • Drug-free environment 

    Forestry Technician

    The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District (“District”), an Equal Opportunity Employer is accepting applications for a full-time Forestry Technician. Under the general guidance of the Landscape Foreman the successful applicant will be part of a highly motivated parks maintenance team. The Forestry Technician will be responsible for a variety of duties in the maintenance and care of trees and shrubs in the District’s parks and greenbelts. Duties include trimming, pruning, removing and planting trees and shrubs; identifying hazardous and defective trees and implementing corrective measures; implementing and maintaining a tree inventory; identifying diseases and insects in trees and shrubs and treating with mechanical and/or chemical means; operating a bucket truck, chipper and stump grinder; climbing trees by means of rope and saddle to accomplish necessary arboreal maintenance; watering and fertilizing trees and shrubs; assisting Mechanic with routine maintenance and repair of chain saws, chipper, stump grinder and other hand tools. Applicant should have three years of increasingly responsible experience in Urban Forestry, or any combination of education and/or work experience that has provided the knowledge and abilities necessary for excellent job performance. Must be able and willing to work in all types of weather and lift, move and carry objects in excess of 50 pounds. All Parks Department employees report to work at or before 7:00 a.m. and normally conclude their work day at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and before noon on Friday. Members of the Parks Maintenance Team are expected to contribute to snow removal and seasonal special events and projects that may occasionally require working evenings and weekends. This position offers a special job opportunity for that special applicant looking for a supportive team atmosphere and an excellent fringe benefit package. Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (Class ‘B’ CDL) and be insurable by the District’s insurance carrier. Selected applicant must successfully pass a physical exam and drug test and possess a clean driving record. Successful applicant must present an MVR before a firm offer of employment will be made. Salary range: $39,600 – $54,292

    See the Full Job Description for details and qualifications.

    To apply, send an Employment Application, a one-page cover letter stating interest and qualifications as it relates to this position, and a resume with three professional references via email to allenr@kcranch.org. Materials may also be mailed in a sealed envelope to KCRMD, Attn: Allen Rogers, 7676 S. Continental Divide Rd., Littleton, CO 80127. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

    Position: Parks Crew Leader - Forestry
    Posted: 04/14/2017
    Type of Position: Full-time
    Job Reference #: 1717328
    Salary: $21.06-$25.24/hour
    How to applyhttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/aurora/Jobs/1717328

    Job Description

    The City of Aurora invites qualified applicants to apply for Parks Crew Leader for the Forestry Division of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department.


    This position serves as leadworker over an assigned crew of maintenance workers engaged in skilled tree maintenance programs.
     

    The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 

    At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the Core 4 Values of: Customer Service, Professionalism, Integrity and Respect and we welcome all who share those values to apply.

    Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
     

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Plans and/or assigns work operations
    • Maintains records and reports and equipment
    • Trains assigned personnel
    • Plants and cares for plant material
    • Operates machinery needed in the maintenance of trees including aerial lift operation
    • Climbs trees to perform maintenance work using industry accepted rope and saddle techniques
    • Follows preservation guidelines and practices protective procedures on trees
    • Maintains equipment and landscape systems
    • Runs tests, troubleshoots, coordinates contractor and volunteer service work
    • Assists with public relations projects, and helps resolve citizen complaints
    • May perform and/or direct snow removal activities and 24 hour emergency storm response activities
    • May also be required to operate heavy equipment
    • Performs additional duties as assigned
    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: High School Diploma or GED. College-level coursework in horticulture or arboriculture and/or industry certification is preferred.

    Experience: At least 4 years progressively responsible experience related to urban forestry, including at least 1 year supervisory or leadworker experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

    Knowledge: Knowledge of methods and processes to nurture and maintain trees. Knowledge of hazards and safety practices common to tree preservation program.

    AbilitiesAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; ability to organize, coordinate, and direct the work of others; ability to work in unpleasant and sometimes hazardous conditions.

    Skills: Skill in monitoring the work of assigned personnel.

    Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required: Ability to obtain Class A Colorado Commercial Driver's License with tanker certification within 60 days of hire. Required to have completed or begin defensive driving and rigging courses and CPR and First Aid certification within six months of hire. Must obtain ISA Certified Arborist certification within 6 months. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

    Working Conditions

    Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy physical work depending on assigned function; heavy physical work requiring the ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including pushing, pulling, bending, stooping/crouching, and climbing; considerable hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment and vehicles; speech communication to give instructions and information to employees; vision to read manuals and gauges and operate equipment; hearing/listening for instructions, troubleshooting, and warning signals.

    Work Environment: Works primarily outdoors in both hot and cold weather with exposure to noise, dust, and chemicals.

    Equipment Used: Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment common to urban forestry, maintenance; operates vehicles such as dump trucks and tractors and aerial bucket trucks.

    For Veteran's points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

    The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

    Parks Maintenance Technician - Forestry
    Pay: $17.82 to $18.83/hour
    Posted: 03/28/2017
    Job Status: Part time, Contract/Temporary

    Summary of Job Duties

    The City of Aurora is seeking a skilled Parks Maintenance Technician to perform skilled tree work primarily with rope and saddle on city-owned trees under the guidance of the Forestry Crew Leader.

    If you do not have tree climbing skills with rope and saddle, you will not be considered for this position.

    At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the Core 4 Values of: Customer Service, Professionalism, Integrity and Respect and we welcome all who share those values to apply.

    The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 

    This position is a contingent position and is eligible for medical benefits only. 

    Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Follows directives of leadworker on daily assignments
    • Prunes, removes, grinds stumps, plants, waters, fertilizes, sprays, and inventories trees
    • Operates machinery needed in the maintenance of trees including aerial lift operation
    • Educates and explains forestry standards of street tree maintenance to citizens
    • Serves as crew leader on volunteer work projects
    • Maintains equipment for daily use
    • May assist with training of crews
    • Performs 24 hour emergency storm response and snow removal duties in coordination with other departments
    • Maintains a safe working environment
    • Climbs trees to perform maintenance with using industry accepted rope and saddle techniques
    • Perform basic rigging and lowering techniques
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: High School Diploma or GED.

    Experience: At least 2 years experience in a forestry environment. Must have tree climbing skills with a rope and saddle.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

    Knowledge: Knowledge of tree biology, tree care practices, key insects, tree diseases, identification, proper handling, and storage techniques for temporary holding of nursery stock; and personal computers.

    Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; identify plant material; and read and understand technical manuals.

    Skills: Technical and analytical skills; basic skills in computer operation; intermediate tree climbing skills, basic aerial lift operation.

    Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required: Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License within 60 days and ISA Certified Tree Worker License within 6 months of employment.  CPR and first Aid certifications. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

    Working Conditions

    Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds or 100 pounds with assistance; frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds; regular walking and standing to perform field inspections; some climbing, bending, kneeling, and crouching; hand/eye coordination to operate computer and take tree measurements; foot/eye coordination to operate motor vehicle to travel to inspection sites; frequent hearing and speech communication with employees and citizens; vision to read reports, manuals, and other informational materials.

    Work Environment: Works primarily outdoors in varying weather conditions with exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals, noise, and hazardous conditions.

    Equipment Used: Operates a motor vehicle; uses maintenance equipment required to perform function of job.

    For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
                   
    The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                                        
    If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
    Seasonal Forestry Maintenance Worker
    Pay: $11 to $13/hr.
    Posted: 03/27/2017
    Job Status: Part time, Contract/Temporary, Seasonal

    Summary of Job Duties:

    The City of Aurora is seeking to fill various Seasonal Parks Worker positions for the Forestry Division to perform manual labor as a helper on a crew. The Seasonal Parks Worker assists with routine maintenance of city-owned trees and may operate automotive, grounds, and/or maintenance equipment.

    The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis. As soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.

    At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service.  We welcome all who share these values to apply.

    Applicants must be at least 18 years old, due to the City's vehicle insurance requirements

    Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.


      Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assists work crews in the planting and care of trees and shrubs
    • Assists with tree trimming and removal operations
    • Operates and maintains power tools and forestry equipment
    • Assists in chemical application
    • Performs additional duties as assigned
    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: High school Diploma or GED.

    Experience: At least 1 year of related manual labor experience, or training/certifications/coursework in arboriculture, landscaping, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, or natural resources management.

    Knowledge: Knowledge of methods and processes related to maintaining trees.

    Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; perform manual labor for extended periods of time; understand oral and written instructions; and operate or receive training on various types of maintenance and construction equipment.

    Skills: Skilled in the use of maintenance equipment.

    Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required: Must have a valid driver's license. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

    Working Conditions

    Physical Demands: Heavy physical work requiring ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; regular pushing, pulling and bending; some hand/eye and foot/eye coordination to operate motorized equipment; hearing and listening for receiving and interpreting information and warning signals. 

    Work Environment: Regularly works outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions; regular exposure to dust, noise, and chemicals. Must be available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays in emergency situations.

    Equipment Used: Hand and power tools and equipment common to urban forestry maintenance as well as chain saws.

    For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
                   
    The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                                        
    If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
    TITLE: Arborist II

    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    DEPT/DIV: Urban Forestry

    Revised: 04/10/2017

    Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

    DEFINITION

    Professionally certified individual with two or more years’ experience in performing all aspects of tree and shrub care safely and with a high degree of quality. Safely and correctly operate vehicles, equipment and tools under all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance.

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

    Employees within this class perform the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive daily instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

    Received general supervision from the Assistant Director of Forestry, with direct supervision from the Foreman.

    Exercises occasional supervision pertaining to non-technical job duties over part-time employees and occasional volunteers in the safe performance of appropriate work their skill level.

    ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Essential Functions:

    1. Perform skilled level work in the following activities pertaining to trees and shrubs: Pruning, removing, stump grinding, planting, spraying or injecting insecticide into tree trunks, injecting soil systemic insecticides, injecting soil fertilizers, spraying herbicides for week and grass control, watering using gravity flow or pump powered water tanks installed in trucks and the 4500-gallon tanker trailer, cutting the sod around young trees, mulching the soil around young trees, and preparing planting sites for trees and shrubs.
    2. After training covering safe and proper use, the employee will operate equipment used in urban forestry maintenance including chainsaws, stump grinder, aerial bucket trucks, grapple loader dump truck, sod cutter, dump trucks, brush chipper, hydraulic sprayer, front-end loader/backhoe skid steer loader, 4500-gallon tanker trailer/truck, other landscaping items and various hydraulic tools.
    3. After training and obtaining appropriate licensing drive vehicles with Commercial Driver License A or B requirements. (i.e. grapple truck, semi-tractor or others as needed).
    4. Perform preventive maintenance, minor maintenance and routine safety inspections on forestry equipment.
    5. Install cones and signs to caution or exclude the public prior to the performance of tree work affecting city streets, sidewalks, and other public access areas. Insure safety of public around the work area.
    6. Maintain productivity logs, vehicle logs, and records as needed by management.
    7. Inspect trees and shrubs for insects, disease, or other health and safety problems while doing routine maintenance on the tree or shrub.
    8. Available as needed to respond to after-hours tree emergencies.
    9. Attend ISA Certified Arborist training to maintain required CEU’s for certification.
    10. Carry the forestry on-call cell phone, when required, and report to problem site(s) and mitigate on-call requests as needed within one hour after call-out. Perform work safely and proficiently after hours as needed while on call.

    Marginal Functions:

    1. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner and /or direct them to someone immediately that can respond to the inquiry.
    2. Perform or assist in job duties performed by the Forestry Division during special events or on a non-routine basis.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Ability to:

    • Learn how to safely and properly operate a variety of power-driven equipment.
    • Properly lift and move objects up to 50 pounds as needed.
    • Safely climb or able to learn how to climb in trees using safety ropes and straps.
    • Obtain a Commercial Driver’s License Class B within the probationary period.
    • Obtain a Commercial Driver’s License Class A with Tanker endorsement within two years of employment.
    • Obtain a valid Wyoming State Commercial Pesticide License within two years of employment.
    • Obtain valid First Aid and CPR certificates within probationary period.
    • Obtain International Society of Arboriculture-Certified Arborist or Certified Tree Worker designation within two years of employment.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

    Education:

    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Received an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist or Certified Tree Worker designation and maintained certification in good standing.

    AND

    • At least two years of verifiable prior job experience working individually or with an urban forestry tree care entity maintaining trees either by pruning, spraying, planting, removing, or watering.

    OR

    • Having an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in urban forestry, horticulture, forestry, or other closely related area of study, will be comparable to two years of on the job training.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Environmental Conditions

    Outdoor environment working with machinery, working closely with others, exposure to noise, slippery uneven surfaces, moving objects, moving vehicles, electric energy, dust, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.

    Physical Conditions

    Essential and marginal function may require maintaining physical conditioning necessary for reaching above the shoulders, moderate to heavy lifting and carrying, repeated bending, standing, and operation of power equipment.

    Horticulture Ass’t -  Entry Level  - Private Country Club

    Great opportunity for Additional  Horticulture Training  

    Immediate Opportunity

    Do you love being outside and working with nature? Does a nice tan and dirt under your fingernails mean a day well spent? Is growing plants and working in gardens a life-long passion? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions then we want to talk to you.   Great job opportunities for a person who is interested in a career in horticulture and who wish to contribute to a well-established, award winning horticultural program.

    This hands-on experience includes a multitude of gardening tasks: spring clean-up of perennial beds; annual bed preparation, planting and container planting and maintenance; watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding; prep and planting of new gardens around clubhouse.

    Position requirements:

    • Solid horticulture knowledge and experience
    • Passion for plants and eye for detail
    • Self-motivated with strong desire to succeed
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Physically demanding position – extended bending and working on knees
    • 40-44 hours per week
    • Every other weekend and holiday shifts required.

    Benefits include:  Seasonal Bonus Eligibility, uniforms, lunches, golfing privileges and competitive wages.

    The Denver Country Club is a great place to work. Come see for yourself!    Pre-employment background check and successful completion of Integrity Test is required for employment.

    Please E-mail your credentials to glopez@denvercc.net

     or mail resume to:
    The Denver Country Club
    1700 East 1st Avenue
    Denver, CO 80218

    ATTN: Horticulture Department

    Mountain Forestry Technician
    Work Opportunity at Plan-It Geo

    Tree Inventory Technicians (some permanent W2 positions; some as 1099 contractors)

    Location: Several positions in Maryland with the possibility of projects across the east coast; one permanent position based in Colorado with projects across the Midwest and West.

    Description

    Plan-It Geo provides professional geospatial consulting services and cutting-edge web/mobile software solutions for urban forestry, green infrastructure planning, natural resource analysis, forest management, and related areas. We are seeking 5-7 candidates with diverse interests and experience/education in urban forestry, arboriculture, GIS, and technology. Candidates should be motivated, versatile, work well in the private industry under deadlines, be able to travel, and have excellent tree identification skills. Incentives for performance may be given.

    Primary responsibilities of the position:

    • Collect individual tree x/y locations via mobile tools from aerial imagery while in the field.
    • Assess each tree for a wide variety of fields/attributes (e.g. Common Name, Latin Name, DBH, Condition, Height, Crown Spread, Insect Issues, Diseases, Defects, Size of Defect, Probability of Failure, Target Frequency, Other Risk Fields, Site Type, Address, etc.).
    • Provide clients with training in GIS-based tree inventory software and related data management tools in a variety of formats (Shapefile, Excel, Access, etc.).
    Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Pursuit of, or obtained BS/BA degree in forestry, natural resources, horticulture or related field.
    • Ability to ID a variety of tree species by common and botanical name (leaf-on and off seasons).
    • Ability to ID or quickly learn a variety of defects (biotic and abiotic) for different species of trees.
    • Familiarity of plant growth habits and landscape use of common urban tree species.
    • Experience in GIS desktop software (ESRI or Open Source; from coursework or other).
    • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time while using a tablet device safely.
    • Flexibility in work hours to meet a quota of trees inventoried per day.
    • Ability to travel 2-4 weeks at a time, stay in hotels as needed, and have a valid driver’s license.
    • ISA Arborist Certification, or pursuit of this quickly (test could be paid by Plan-It Geo).
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to establish/maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and other industry professionals.

    Current Tree Inventory Projects

    Plan-It Geo has been contracted for tree inventories in Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, and other locations. We are hiring two full-time permanent positions (must be willing to travel), one based in Maryland and one in Colorado. We also anticipate needing 3-5 contractor positions (1099) for work in Maryland over an 8-month project, where a higher hourly rate may be paid for living nearby. It is possible that contract work could lead to a permanent position. Candidates/students who are only available during the summer may be considered as needed.

    Plan-It Geo is seeking to evalute seasonal, part-time, or full-time candidates as soon as possible. If interested and qualified, please email a one-page resume and cover letter to:

    TJ Wood – ISA Certified Arborist (RM-7676A)

    Landscape Designer | Inventory Manager

    5690 Webster Street, Arvada, CO 80002 | info@planitgeo.com and tjwood@planitgeo.com

    POSITION PURPOSE:

    Performs technical duties in the field of arboriculture and general forestry work to maintain the health, safety, and aesthetics of public trees in the City of Arvada. Performs duties involved in the maintenance of all City parks and open space properties to insure a safe, clean, and functional environment.
    JOB FUNCTIONS / SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Performs tree trimming, pruning, planting, transplanting, removal and general care and maintenance of public trees within the City of Arvada.

    • Identifies tree and plant species, insects, pests, diseases, hazard trees and antibiotic disorders.

    • Applies pesticides to trees, shrubs and weeds as necessary.

    • May perform code enforcement visits on private properties for hazard, insect or diseased trees.

    • May provide consultations or work with other city personnel, vendors, contractors and others on matters pertaining to tree expertise.

    • Operates large and small equipment in both an efficient and safe manner.  Equipment to include but not limited to rope and saddle, aerial lift trucks, wood chippers, tractors, dump trucks, mowers, snow plows, large fertilizer spreaders, and high pressure  sprayers as required.

    • Completes required reports concerning but not limited to vehicle and equipment repair, vandalism, pesticide and fertilizer applications, tree maintenance, equipment and employee accidents, mowing, time sheets and daily task sheets.

    • Attends training, seminars and meetings as required.

    • Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.

    • Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.

    • Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.

     

    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Strong knowledge and experience relating to all aspects of arboriculture in the urban forest environment including planting, pruning, and removal.

    • Knowledge of basic computer and software operation.

    • Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.

    • Strong manual dexterity skills to operate maintenance tools including but not limited to chain saws, hand saws, pole and hand pruners, push spreaders, snow blowers, and pesticide sprayers.

    • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment, and make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.

    • Ability to acquire necessary credits to maintain required licenses and certifications.

    • Ability to work scheduled and nonscheduled over time.

    • Ability to participate in programs such as Arbor Day, Plant a Tree, Christmas Tree Recycling, Donation Tree and other urban forestry community programs.

    • Ability to be involved in the parks department snow removal program.

    • Ability to make sound decisions and use good judgment in all situations.

    • Ability to follow both verbal and written instructions and report verbally or in written form to supervisors.

    • Ability to assign and inspect the work of seasonal employees, assigned community service and volunteer personnel.

    • Ability to work as a team member with other employees to maximize both the quantity and quality of work produced.

    • Ability to service and maintain assigned equipment and to make minor adjustments and repairs.

    • Ability to inspect equipment and tools to insure they are in safe operating condition.

     

    OTHER FUNCTIONS:

    • May perform open space maintenance and general park maintenance functions.

    • Other duties as required.

    --Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job--

    SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:

    Receives direct supervision under the direction of the City Forester and Forestry lead worker.  Plans own work and work of others to meet defined work plans and objectives.  Defined procedures cover most duties including department policies, laws, and regulations for applying pesticides, traffic control, safety policies, noise ordinance, MSDS sheets, basic state, federal, and local laws, city ordinances, utility locate laws, CDLs, Division of Wildlife, usage guidelines, special interests requirements, and Arvada personnel rules and procedures.  Generally expected to deal with different and specialized situations in the job.

    Financial Accountability:

    Makes recommendations to supervisor for budget allocations that pertain to functional area.  Authorized to make purchases up to $2,000.

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT / QUALIFICATIONS:

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

    The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

    Work is primarily performed in an outdoor environment with low to high noise levels. Physical effort and activities include: Requires exposure to moving equipment hazards, pesticides, bio hazards, noise, weather conditions, vibrating equipment, working in high places 12' or above, working in excess of 55' when using the aerial lift truck or rope and saddle equipment, working in confined spaces, and traffic control. Also requires exposure to various chemicals, dust and fumes, insects, and contact with animals. Requires strenuous physical work with heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 80 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.

    MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):

    High school diploma with at least two (2) years progressively responsible experience in urban forestry. Must have experience involving tree identification, planting, pruning, diagnosis and removal.  Must have experience in the operation of wood chippers, aerial lift trucks and chainsaws.  Must have experience with rope and saddle equipment and the ability to demonstrate.   Employee must have or must acquire the following certifications within six (6) months of employment: #207 ornamental insect and plant disease control license through the Colorado Department of Agriculture and a class B commercial driver license. Employee must have or must acquire the following certifications within twelve (12) months of employment:  International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist certification. A valid Colorado driver license is required at all times. A motor vehicle license check is required.

     

    VISION MISSION VALUES:
    The City's Core values are in every employee's individual Performance Plan which helps us to reinforce our expectations for living and working by our Core Values. 

    Every City employee is expected to perform his/her job to the highest professional standards.  This includes upholding the City's values with integrity and accountability, acting in a manner that is respectful and inclusive towards others, and adhering to the City's policy on employee conduct as detailed in the personnel rules sec. 70-143. 

    Vision:
    We Dream Big and Deliver

    Mission:  We are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.

    Values: 
    Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. 
    Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each other to pursue excellence.
    Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face challenges, preserve and take action to deliver quality results.

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: 
    http://www.arvada.org

    8101 Ralston Road
    Arvada, CO 80002
    720-898-7555

    Position #2017-00028
    FORESTRY TECHNICIAN
    AS

    Temp Arborist positions: Perfect for a highly skilled climber or bucket operating arborist with multiple years of experience who'd like to work part-time hours; a subcontracting climbing arborist who wants a few days of stability per week and the opportunity to utilize great equipment while climbing big Longmont trees; or a lesser experienced arborist who's new to the industry or fresh out of school that would like to experience the municipal side of urban forestry while learning from staff with 70+ years of experience. HIRING RANGE: $12-$40/Hr. DOQ. Full Time - Temporary. Up to 1560 hrs/yr (avg 30 hrs/week) Fill out application online: https://secure2.longmontcolorado.gov/TrackerWeb/appl.nsf/xJobApplicationPreForm.xsp?reqNo=17-0046&posTitle=Temp%20Maintenance%20Worker&DocID=F69BE7C91BDD7465872580B80074C42C

    Position: Horticulture Staff - Entry Level - Private Country Club
    How to apply: Please email your credentials to glopez@denvercc.net or apply online at www.denvercc.net or mail resume to: The Denver Country Club, 1700 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, ATTN: Horticulture Department

    Job Description:

    Great opportunity for Additional Horticulture Training  

    Early Spring Opportunities

    Do you love being outside and working with nature? Does a nice tan and dirt under your fingernails mean a day well spent? Is growing plants and working in gardens a life-long passion? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions then we want to talk to you. We have great job opportunities for a people who are interested in a career in horticulture and who wish to contribute to a well-established, award winning horticultural program.

    This hands-on experience includes a multitude of gardening tasks: spring clean-up of perennial beds; annual bed preparation, planting and container planting and maintenance; watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding; prep and planting of new gardens around a Clubhouse.

    Position requirements:

    • Solid horticulture knowledge and experience
    • Passion for plants and eye for detail
    • Self-motivated with strong desire to succeed
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Physically demanding position – extended bending and working on knees
    • 40-44 hours per week
    • Every other weekend and holiday shifts required

     

    The Denver Country Club is a great place to work. Come see for yourself!   We offer a seasonal bonus, uniforms and tools are provided, free lunches daily, very competitive wages and other special perks!! Pre-employment background check and successful completion of Integrity Test is required for employment. 

    Position: Operations Manager/Sales

    Date needed: Open until filled
    Type: Full-time
    Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
    Experience Requirements: 5-10 Years
    Salary: Depending on experience
    How to apply: Please submit resume to cca@talltimberstreeservice.com.

    Job Description: We are seeking the right individual that has the ability to manage all phases of a full service tree care business. Job duties consists of but are not limited to; scheduling daily work orders, selling of new clientele and the ability to retain customer base, delegate and manage any repairs on all trucks/chippers, and hand held equipment, ability to hire and interview new employees. Previous experience a must (in the tree care industry). Right candidate for this job must have the following credentials:

    • ISA Certified Arborist
    • QS (Qualified Supervisor Colorado Department of Agriculture) 
    • Know and implement Ansi Pruning Standards
    • 3-5 years’ experience in operations management (green industry) 
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Excellent pay and benefits package available to the right candidate. Send resume to cca@talltimberstreeservice.com

    Position: Forestry Programs Manager


    Opportunity: 
    Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization, is seeking a full time Forestry Programs Manager (FPM). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and governing Board of Trustees to develop, implement and evaluate strategic community forestry programs throughout the region in support of Forest ReLeaf’s mission of planting trees and enriching communities. S/he will also oversee a volunteer workforce and carry out daily operations at CommuniTree Gardens nursery, an award-winning and unique model for native tree cultivation and distribution.


    Reporting Relationships:

    The FPM reports to the Executive Director and serves as key staff liaison to the Board’s Operations Committee. S/he supervises a full time Community Forester and works collaboratively with the Development and Marketing Manager and Volunteer Programs Coordinator.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Forestry Programs Planning and Implementation

    • Set yearly goals, objectives, and budgetary requirements in alignment with Forest ReLeaf’s strategic plan. Implement and assess the efficacy of signature tree distribution and planting programs:
      • Project CommuniTree: the 3-gallon tree distribution throughout the service area.
      • Priority ReLeaf: distribution of larger trees for special projects in financially underserved areas and those recovering from disaster.
      • ReLeaf Sales: sales of native trees, shrubs and other plants made available to the general public.
    • Together with the Community Forester, serve as Forest ReLeaf’s primary liaisons with organizational partners and other groups requesting free trees, providing technical assistance as needed.
    • Provide necessary input for proposals to funders as needed.
    • Oversee implementation of a planted tree re-inventory data collection tool to assess tree health for Forest ReLeaf’s newly planted trees; analyze results and make program adjustments as indicated.
    CommuniTree Gardens
    • Oversee daily operations at Forest ReLeaf’s six-acre, community-assisted nursery. Establish and adhere to budgets for each program.
    • Order and approve purchases of supplies, equipment and plant materials as needed to meet seasonal tree cultivation and distribution requirements.
    • Maintain all equipment in good working order.
    • Coordinate and oversee nursery work days with the Community Forester and nursery volunteers.
    • Coordinate and implement special projects at the nursery in cooperation with Executive Director, Operations Committee, volunteers, contractors and other Forest Releaf staff.

    Volunteer Direction

    • Manage the daily volunteer workforce at CommuniTree Gardens with assistance from the Community Forester
    • Work collaboratively with the Volunteer Programs Coordinator to assess volunteer preferences, track hours worked and create a robust recognition program.
    Forestry Education & Outreach
    • Develop and coordinate speakers for a yearly TreeKeepers course, offered to the general public. Provide expertise to the Board’s Education and Outreach Committee.
    • Direct efforts of the Community Forester with education and outreach activities requested by the public.
    • Serve from time to time as a media spokesperson for Forest ReLeaf and technical expert for external requests for information.
    Professional
    • Represent Forest ReLeaf at meetings of professional organizations, including the Missouri Community Forestry Council and Midwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.
    • Present updates of forestry programs activities and progress on goals to the Board of Trustees.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education: Must have at least a Bachelor of Science in Forestry/Horticulture or closely related field.

    Experience: Knowledge of tree identification, planting and care. Prefer at least five (5) years of experience in community forestry or a related field; prior supervisory experience is a plus. The ability to operate and maintain nursery tools and equipment is desirable. Must possess, or be able to obtain within one year, International Society of Arboriculture certification. Experience using Word and Excel is required.

    Other Expertise: Strong leadership, communication, flexibility and human relations skills are critical for this position. Must be able to function well as a team player with staff, volunteers and partner organizations. Nursery work requires occasional heavy lifting and physical exertion. A valid driver’s license is required; use of personal vehicle for agency-related travel will receive mileage reimbursement. A Class E or CDL Class B license may be needed for some vehicle operations. Working hours, especially during the spring and fall seasons, may require weekend work.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION:

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: info@moreleaf.org

    Urban Forestry Utility Worker (On Call) description image

    Urban Forestry Utility Worker (On-Call)

    Job Description

    HIRING RANGE:  $14.36-$16.01

    Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated professionals for the position of Urban Forestry Utility Worker (On Call) with our Office of the City Forester. 

    You will work as a forestry crew member, assisting Arborist Technicians working aloft, raking, clearing branches, and setting up safety work zones.  This role is a great fit for anyone interested in aboriculture.   

    Denver's Office of the City Forester is housed within the Park and Recreation's Natural Resources Division and is internationally renowned for its innovative management of Denver's community forest.   Among the Office's accolades you will find being named as one of the 10 Best Cities for Urban Forests by American Forests and the US Forest Service, National Arbor Day Foundation Public Awareness of Trees Award and being named a Tree city USA for twenty six years. 

    Denver's trees provide citizens with the feel of a city within a park providing character to neighborhoods and highly valued shade to structures, public spaces and grey infrastructure.  The Office is responsible for the oversight of 2.2 million trees within the City and County of Denver with an asset value of $2.9 billion that provide $122 million in annual environmental services. 

    *On Call- An on-call position is one in which the employee works as needed. On-call positions are not eligible for City benefits.

    Typical Work Schedule:  Monday- Friday (6:30am-3pm)
    Work Location:  Huron Shop- 945 S Huron St.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Performs light to heavy physical labor on a variety of tree related maintenance tasks, and projects that involve physical exertion and the use of manual tools and power operated tools.  
    • Assists Arborist Technicians by maintaining a safe work zone, communicating with other employees, and performing arboriculture duties.  
    • Performs minor repairs to gardening and grounds equipment, vehicles, and machinery including repair or replacement of broken parts.
    • Operates equipment such as stump grinders, wood chippers, water trucks, skid steer loaders, pick-up trucks, and arrow boards.
    • Performs pre-trip inspection on equipment for such things as fluid levels, leaks, condition of hoses and belts, tire pressure, brake lights, and related areas and secures, cleans and cares for all tools and equipment needed for job assignments. 
    • Places and removes barricades, cones, and other traffic control and safety devices in and around work areas. 
    • Assembles, moves, removes, and relocates furniture, furnishings and equipment as directed.
    • Observes all common safety practices associated with operating small engines, hand and power tools and other work related equipment.
    • Utilizes hand operated equipment such as chainsaws, blowers, pesticide spray equipment, staking tools, tree rigging and climbing gear, air spades, shovels, rakes and brooms.  
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualification:

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • A high school diploma and/or GED certificate.
    • Knowledge of trees in the Front Range area with the ability to identify common species.
    • Experience with natural resources: forestry, tree pruning/planting, knowledge of tree diseases, etc.
    • Experience with chainsaws, trucks and trailers, and chippers
    • Willing to obtain a CDL
    License Requirement: 
    • By position, possession of a valid driver's license is required at the time of application.  License must be kept current as a condition of employment (Please note:  a driver's license is NOT required for all positions). 
    Additional Information

    Classification Title: Utility Worker [CJ2083]
    Working Title:  Urban Forestry Utility Worker - (On-Call)
    Pay Grade: 610-J
    Pay Range: $14.36 - $20.96 Hourly
    Agency: Parks and Recreation
    To Apply: Please select the apply button at the top of this posting visit  www.denvergov.org/jobs
    Assessments / Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here.
    Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
    Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

    The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.  

    Recruiter: MJG

    AgencyCity and County of Denver

    Address201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 412
    Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building 
    Denver, Colorado, 80202.

    Website http://www.denvergov.org/jobs

    SUMMARY: Supervises delegates and coordinates work activities for a crew of three to four employees within the Forestry Division. Works under the direct supervision of the Forestry Supervisor. Directly oversees and assists with daily operations relative to tree management including administrative duties, tree planting, pruning, and removal operations. Trains forestry employees in: 1) safe climbing practices using rope and saddle techniques; 2) proper rigging techniques; 3) working with cranes on large tree removals; 4) proper structural tree pruning of small and medium size trees; 5) operation of specialized forestry equipment; 6) proper tree planting following industry and division standards.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develops work assignments, schedules and assigns crews to complete a variety of complex projects associated with urban forest management.
    • Manages “Tree Keeper” database inventory by collecting information and entering work orders, work histories, and generates reports.
    • Provides customer service by answering questions, providing information, and resolving complaints.
    • Performs technical forestry functions; such as large tree pruning, structure pruning of small and medium size trees, large tree removal with traditional rigging and/or cranes, and planting of trees.
    • Identifies defective trees, conducts evaluations, and recommends mitigation options.  
    • Operates aerial lifts up to 75 feet working height, grapples, brush chippers, chain saws, tree spades, and stump grinders.
    • Trains forestry crews in proper tree pruning and removal, rope and saddle climbing techniques, rigging for removals, crane removals, defective tree evaluations, safe work procedures, and proper operation/maintenance of tools and equipment.
    • Provides information to both internal and external customers relative to arboriculture.
    • Provides interpretation and guidance regarding City and department safety policies and procedures.
    • Monitors and track employee’s time, authorize leave, sign time sheets, and approve purchasing cards.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position is responsible for the supervision of City employee(s).

    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; conducting performance reviews; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • Accountable for employee CDL/DOT documentation including random drug and alcohol testing.
    • Responsible for completing employee’s Workman’s Compensation and Accident/Incident reports.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of the position.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Comprehensive knowledge of arboricultural practices and proper tree management.
    • Ability to identify trees and shrubs common to the Front Range of Colorado.
    • Ability to operate chain saws up to 45 pounds and other tools.
    • Ability to incorporate knots, hitches, and mechanical rope devices into technical climbing and rigging situations.
    • Proficient operation of aerial lift trucks, grapple trucks, front end loaders, tractors, skid-steers, pickup trucks, trucks with trailers, tree spades, brush chippers, and stump grinders.
    • Working knowledge of functions and operations of specific work groups supervised.
    • Ability to perform tree removal operations using a crane.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Ability to proficiently climb and prune or remove trees of all sizes using rope and saddle.
    • Knowledge of and adherence to the American National Standard Institute Z133.1 – Safety Requirements for Arboricultural Operations and the A300 Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management – Standard Practices (Pruning).
    • Working knowledge of and ability to comprehend City and department policies and procedures.
    • Ability to soundly communicate both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines, follow safety rules and regulations.
    • Ability to be flexible to work additional hours in situations to meet resource needs.
    • Ability to organize, supervise, and motivate assigned personnel for the accomplishment of departmental goals and establishes a cooperative working relationship with other employees, departments/divisions, and the general public.
    • Ability to effectively manage and resolve conflicts, utilizing various problem solving techniques.
    • Must display excellent interpersonal and public relations skills.
    • Ability to function in a favorable image through personal courtesy, conduct, and appearance.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Two or four year degree in Arboriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, or related field and at least 6 years of arboricultural experience in specialized tree care; or equivalent combination of a degree and experience. 

    Six years of progressive experience in urban tree care with focus on current arboricultural practices. Emphasis will be placed on skills dealing directly with the ability to perform proper and safe tree pruning and removal of large trees; and structural pruning of small and medium size trees. Must have a sound working knowledge of techniques associated with: 1) rope and saddle climbing; 2) rigging and crane removal; 3) defective tree evaluation; and 4) proper tree planting. Applicant must have a good understanding of industry standards and requirements to perform work in a safe and efficient manner. Applicant must be proficient in all aspects of the technical knowledge and skills associated with urban tree management; as well as relevant equipment operation.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Valid Commercial Driver’s license, Class B with air brake endorsement required.
    • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist (A) certification required.
    • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Tree Worker Climber Specialist certification required.
    • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) or ability to obtain within six months.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, heights, outside weather conditions, noise, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. 

    The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

    The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, religion, gender, age (40 years or older), national origin, color, creed, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by law.

    BACKGROUND CHECK/MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED.

    Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.

    City Employees: To apply, log into the Cornerstone portal - select the Career Center tab from the menu bar.  Check the box to only include open jobs.  Click on the title of the position to apply. See Applying for Jobs.docx for more detailed instructions on applying through Career Center.

    Interns/Volunteers/Temporary Agency Employees: Please click here to create a profile and apply.

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