Urban and Community Forester

  • Utah Department of Natural Resources
  • Washington County, Utah, USA
  • Jun 27, 2019
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry Urban Forestry

Job Description

Job Description:
Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to advance your career in forestry and make a significant impact on the forestry program in Utah? If so, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands is seeking a Urban and Community Forester to manage all aspects of urban forestry statewide, with a focus on Washington, Garfield, Kane, Iron and Beaver counties.

Principal Duties:

  • Provides technical assistance and advice to communities regarding the planting, establishment, and care of trees in an urban environment.
  • Develops working relationships with community agencies and volunteer organization to develop sustainable urban forest systems.
  • Maintains communication and coordinates activities with State U&CF Program Coordinator.
  • Perfroms and promotes tree inventory projects in communities across the state.
  • Oversees volunteer coordination activities in southern utah.
  • Conducts conservation education activities in coordination with State Conservation Education Program Coordinator.
  • Anayzes summarizes and/or reviews data, report findings, interprets results and/or makes recommendations.
  • Writes or drafts technical reports, management plans, articles or related material based on research, investigation or analysis.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A Bachelors of Science degree in Forestry and/or natural resource management, environmental science or closely related natural resources/conservation field OR has a Bachelor's degree not related to natural resources but who has at least 5 yrs professional experience directly related to natural resource/conservation fields.
  • A ISA certified arborist.
  • A working knowledge of urban and community forestry management programs.

Why you should join our team:
The Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands is a progressive, diverse agency responsible for forest stewardship, managing wildland fires, and conserving sovereign lands in Utah. You will have the opportunity to be part of the Division and make a positive impact on Division programs throughout Utah. Additionally, the State of Utah offers great benefits and generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency:
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Typical Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Urban & Community Forestry programs and program delivery.
  • Advanced communication skills, including both oral and written skills, and experience addressing audiences of all types using various mediums.
  • Knowledge of grant programs.
  • An ISA Certified Arborist.

Supplemental Information

  • Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
  • Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.

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Government- State/Provincial


$19.22 - $28.88 Hourly