Job Title: City Forester
Closing Date: 8/23/2017
Pay Range (MIN): $59,883.20
Pay Range (MAX): $82,617.60
Description: Parks and Open Space
Position Summary: Responsible for the successful development, implementation and monitoring of the community’s forestry, noxious vegetation and natural resource programs; including the administration of the Water Efficient Landscaping Standards.
Supervision Exercised and Received: Position works under the general supervision of the Open Space and Natural Resource Manager. Exercises both direct and general supervision of the Parks Crew Supervisor/Arborist Technician, Plans Review Technician, Forestry Crew, and seasonal employees as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Noxious Vegetation Program
Natural Resources Program
Water Efficient Landscaping Standards
Municipal Code Enforcement
Core Competencies Displays the following key competencies in the overall job performance to include knowledge, skills and abilities:
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management or related field.
Experience: Three years of experience in forestry, natural resource management or related field.
Technical Knowledge: Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Email.
Licenses & Certifications: Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of start date. Must possess an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Qualified Supervisor through the Colorado Department of Agriculture or be able to obtain one within one year from date of hire. Obtain and maintain a qualified supervisor license through the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.
NOTE: This position requires a Criminal Background Check upon hire. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
Position Type and Work Hours: Regular full time, 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday, hours may vary with workload. Standard hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Essential Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.