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Sacramento Tree Foundation Seeks Program Manager

4/25/2017 - Sacramento, CA

Job Title: Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager
Department: Urban Ecology
Reports To: Director of Urban Forest Renewal

Historically, an urban tree at the end of its life is removed and left in the landfill. Not only is this an unfortunate waste of potentially useful material, it also allows the tree to decompose and release carbon back into the atmosphere where it contributes to climate change.
Rather than treating them like trash, the Urban Wood Rescue program extends the life of these trees and keeps carbon stored within the wood by reusing as much of the tree as possible.
Quality logs are milled into lumber for furniture, art, and other wood products. Even if a tree cannot provide useful lumber, its remains can be used as biofuel or composted to improve the soil (for growing a new tree, perhaps). Rescuing these trees from the landfill allows them to continue providing benefits to our community in new forms while reducing our carbon footprint and protecting against climate change.

The Program Manager, under the direction of the Director of Urban Forest Renewal, will oversee: the supply of logs, milling, buyer relationships/sales, and the development of educational/outreach events that increase demand for Sacramento wood.  The Executive  Director will serve as an advisor and provide guidance to the Program Manager. 
The Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager will complete these major projects over the next year: a business plan, market analysis, significant outreach in the local wood industry, branding and website development, formal agreements with our partners, the development of the milling yard and yard operation policies that meet industry standards, and more. 


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree helpful, not required

Started an innovative business or developed a new program
Jumped into an overwhelming project and succeeded
Community development 
Market analysis
Spreadsheets, formulas and budgeting
Gave presentations and led meetings
Communications, including press and social media
Managed a large grant

For a full job description please see Job Announcement  

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to: or mail to HR, Sacramento Tree Foundation, 191 Lathrop Way Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95815

City of Menlo Park seeks Senior Maintenance Worker – Trees

4/25/2017 - Menlo Park, CA

City of Menlo Park seeks Senior Maintenance Worker – Trees

Senior Maintenance Worker – Trees
Salary: $67,947 - $81,808 annually
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Closing: 05/04/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

The Senior Maintenance Worker regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex, requiring considerable discretion and independent judgment. Positions in this classification rely on experience and judgment to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the assigned section. The work involves problem-solving of unique issues or increasingly complex problems without precedent and/or structure. Assignments are given with general guidelines and incumbents are responsible for establishing objectives, timelines, and methods to deliver work products.

Knowledge of:
Operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles and equipment
Safety equipment and practices related to the work
Mastery of basic tree climbing techniques and equipment including familiarity with progressive techniques and interest in ongoing developments
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff
Principles, practices, tools and materials for maintaining trees
Various types of common ornamental and native tree species
Types of tree diseases and insect pests
Principles and practices of preventing, treating, and eradicating plant diseases and pests; the use and application of insecticides and fungicides
Best management practices of tree support systems including cabling, bracing, guying and propping
Best management practices of tree planting
Electrical hazards awareness program
Ability to:
Train others in proper and safe work procedures
Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work; perform routine equipment maintenance
Safely and effectively climb trees to perform tree maintenance
Perform complex pruning, rigging and removal of trees in a variety of different environments
Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed
Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties
Give, as well as understand and follow, oral and written instructions
Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines
Cooperatively and effectively work with other crew members in a team environment
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, and procedural guidelines
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade
Three (3) years of skilled maintenance program experience in trees, of which one (1) should be in a lead capacity

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B license within six (6) months of employment with appropriate endorsements.
Possession of a Certified Tree worker’s Certificate.
Possession of Arborist certificate issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is desirable.
Possession of Qualified Applicator License (QAL) by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is desirable

May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

For more information on the job opening and how to apply visit:

City of Roseville Seeks Arborist Technicians

4/19/2017 - Roseville, CA

SALARY: $4,199 to $5,909 monthly (26 pay periods annually)

We are accepting the first 100 qualified applications or closing at 5 pm, May 17, 2017; whichever occurs first.


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Arborist Technician in the Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, with hours varying from 6 am - 6 pm.

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.

To perform a wide variety of technical tree maintenance, urban forest and natural resource management tasks in the City’s urban forest, open space areas, creeks, preserves, and riparian areas; to plan, coordinate and oversee work performed by contractors and City staff; and to assist in the administration of the City’s urban forest and natural resources.

Receives general supervision from the Urban Forester. 
Exercises direct supervision over assigned field staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Perform tree risk assessments, plant health care applications, tree trimming, tree climbing, tree planting and other urban forest maintenance activities; evaluate and provide reports; directly oversee and develop projects and tasks related to tree maintenance, preserve maintenance, creek and riparian maintenance, and natural resource monitoring and restoration programs; develop weekly schedules, assign duties to meet program goals.
• Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in tree maintenance and urban forest management activities.
• Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
• Participate in budget preparation; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staff, supplies, equipment, and services; monitor and control expenditures.
• Interpret, and implement quality assurance standards; ensure standards are adhered to in tree maintenance, urban forestry, natural resource projects and tasks performed by full time, contract and seasonal staff.
• Respond to inquiries and complaints from citizens and perform code enforcement duties.
• Review and comment on projects and plan reviews proposed within or adjacent to parks, open spaces, landscapes, and infrastructures, as they relate to trees; coordinate and provide recommendations for urban forestry  and tree related issues with affected City departments, residents, outside groups, and non-profit organizations.
• Update the City’s GIS database; create maps using GIS and associated mapping software; track expenditures and work tasks; create basic reports and presentations; maintain and update the Division’s tree inventory, tree management database, and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) program.
• Inspect tree maintenance work performed by private contractors and City staff to assure that all City standards/specifications are met; assist in developing specifications for contracted work and obtaining and participating in evaluating bids; monitor contract budgets, supplies and materials.
• Inspect City trees to determine required tree trimming and maintenance needs; conduct tree plant health care assessments and identify diseases, prescribe corrective actions to eradicate diseases; estimate labor and material costs for work to be performed; inspect natural resource areas such as open space, preserves, and creeks; make recommendations; monitor and perform maintenance tasks for these areas.
• Instruct employees and contractors in theoretical and practical applications of City procedures and policies as they relate to tree maintenance; train staff and contractors in work safety, small and heavy equipment use, power tools, for tree trimming, plant healthcare, and other urban forest maintenance activities.
• Conduct community and public outreach related to the urban forest, open space areas, preserves, creeks and riparian areas; plan, coordinate and implement volunteer events; perform docent duties related to trees and open spaces for interested groups. 
• Review arborist’s reports from outside consultants. 
• Prepare a variety of technical reports including arborist reports, tree risk assessments, and other related to urban forestry and natural resource management.
• Use proper safety precautions and follow all local, state and federal work regulations.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service. 
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Please see flyer for additional information: City of Roseville.pdf 
To apply and more information, please visit:

City of Boulder Seeks Forestry Technician

4/18/2017 - Boulder, CO

Forestry Technician
$19.96 - $31.94 Hourly
Boulder, CO
Job Type
Parks & Recreation
Job Number
4/30/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

Overall Job Objective
Under minimal supervision, maintains the health, safety, structure and aesthetics of public trees. Strong focus on pruning trees of all sizes using rope and saddle techniques and an aerial lift, structure pruning of small trees, tree removal, and tree planting following industry and division standards. Operates a variety of power tools and specialized equipment in the performance of these duties.
Action Oriented:  Is action oriented and full of energy to embrace challenges; has the ability to perform with a minimal supervision; seizes opportunities.
Customer Focus: Dedicated to meet internal and external expectations and requirements; gets information first hand and uses information to make improvements in service.
Functional/Technical Skills:  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Communication: Ability to soundly listen and communicate both verbally and in writing.
Time Management:  Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.
Safety: Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents.  Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment.  Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures.  Reports all accidents and damage to city property
Production: Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Organization: Ability to keep gear and tools clean, organized and ready to use at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities
1.    Performs technical forestry/arboriculture field operations involving public trees primarily in city parks and in the public street rights-of-way to ensure a safe and healthy urban tree canopy. Work includes:
Prunes and removes trees of all sizes to industry standards, safely and efficiently, for tree health and safety utilizing both rope and saddle techniques and an aerial lift with up to a 55 foot working height.
Prune smaller diameter trees for structure and clearance to industry standards.
Performs stump grinding operations.
Performs tree safety inspections and tree insect/disease sampling utilizing both rope and saddle and an aerial lift.
Surveys public trees to determine pruning or removal needs, removal of trees based on tree health, structure and safety.
Operates and maintains equipment such as brush chippers, stump grinder, backhoe, loader, skid-steer, chain saws of various sizes, and aerial lift.
Monitors, maintains and repairs tree grates and guards in commercial areas.
Disposes of wood debris properly in compliance with state and federal regulations. Oversees wood lot operations.
Monitors for insect and disease problems in city parks areas, street rights-of-way and private property
Provides recommendations to the public on matters related to general tree care, protection and design.
Responds to service requests generated by multiple sources regarding the research of land ownership issues, maintenance responsibilities / agreements to resolve liability concerns.
Oversees and performs maintenance tasks such tank watering, mulching and snow removal.
Make decisions pertaining to tree maintenance in the field without direct supervision.
Coordinates contracted maintenance activities with property owners, construction projects, special events and merchant requests.
Trains and supervises seasonal staff in tree maintenance activities.
Maintains records of work performed, assists with monitoring budgets. • Successfully integrate into Forestry field crews as one of the team members. • Facilitates good communication with co-workers, supervisors and the public.

For more information on the job opening and how to apply be visit:

View Flyer for additional information Boulder Forestry Technician.pdf

Stanford University Seeks Supervisor for Facilities Managment

4/11/2017 - Palo Alto, CA

Oversee and manage assigned staff, including other supervisors/managers, engaged in facilities management or building/equipment maintenance. Participate in department/unit strategic management.

• Oversee the daily operation and management of  the Tree Crew and ground staff, including scheduling and assigning work to staff and coordinating with staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors; coaching staff; overseeing staffing and performance evaluation of assigned staff; contributing to department or division staffing needs forecast.
• Clarify and resolve problems spanning horticultural and arboricultural areas.
• Oversee and manage the tree inventory database.
• Manage budget for area of responsibility, including staffing, maintenance, contracts, etc.
• Manage ongoing service contracts as applicable.
• Participate in department/unit strategic management, including making recommendations involving short-term planning for facility-type projects and for longer-range programs/projects; providing input into long-range financial, budgeting, and programmatic planning and development; providing input into the development of policies and procedures; interpret and manage policies and procedures for assigned area.
• Oversee and/or monitor project activities; ensure integration with larger unit goals; coordinate with staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors.

Other duties may also be assigned

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in engineering or other appropriate technical area, or combination of technical education, training, and experience. Two or more years of experience managing facilities operations and maintenance staff in an environment with a variety of building types (administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, residential & dining facilities, auditoriums, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of environmental and safety rules, regulations, and policies. Ability to conduct job site inspections to ensure compliance.
• Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
• Demonstrated experience managing service contracts.
• Demonstrated experience developing and managing budgets.
• Demonstrated experience planning, developing, and implementing programs.
• Ability to interpret planning specifications, documents, working drawings, and related reports.

Certifications and Licenses: Certified Arborist

• Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
• Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
• Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

• Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.
• May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.
• May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.

• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

PLEASE APPLY THROUGH THE Stanford University WEBSITE. The job number for this position is 72365. 

Western ECI Seeks Consulting Utility Forester

4/7/2017 - Medicino and Sonoma Counties

Consulting Utility Forester
We are currently seeking a Consulting Utility Forester to join our team. We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and value the freedom of working independently.  If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with Western ECI.  This role is ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain experience in the green industry, or for seasoned professionals interested in changing careers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Notify property owners of line clearance work to be performed
Obtain necessary permits from public agencies
Perform pre-inspection in advance of tree-trimming work
Check trees for hazard or danger potential
Document information for utility’s vegetation management program
Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.
Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Must have solid tree identification skills and the ability to read maps.
Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail.
Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
Must have basic computer skills.
Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred.
Experience in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture a plus. 
Inventory or surveying experience a plus.
Certification as an ISA Arborist is a plus.
Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.
Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.  Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.
Company Overview
Western Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Western ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at Western ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.  Western ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.
Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
Western ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

City of Simi Valley Seeks Public Work Inspector-Landscape

4/4/2017 - Simi Valley, CA


Public Works Inspector (Landscape)

Salary: $27.66 - $35.27 per hour, plus an excellent benefits package.

Position: Performs field inspections relating to landscape installations & maintenance of City right-of-ways and contract monitoring of landscape maintenance districts to ensure compliance with City standards.

Requires: Equivalent to 12th grade with specialized training in landscape & construction trades and two years experience, preferably in landscape maintenance, construction, and inspection. A Class C California driver’s license is required.

The first review of applications will occur on 4/17/17 or when 100 applications have been received. Apply at Contact HR at or (805) 583-6743.

Presidio Trust Seeks Forester

4/4/2017 - San Francisco, CA

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Forester with the skills and passion to maintain and care for this treasured historic forest! The Presidio of San Francisco was once an Army base; it's now a new kind of national park. The Presidio's richly forested and designed setting is one of the Army's most impressive accomplishments in landscape architecture. No other military installation in the nation has ever undertaken landscape planning on such a grand scale.

Applications received by April 14, 2017, will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning on April 17th and make a job offer by April 28th.  Set a work start date in May. 

View the full details and application here

Ned Patchett Consulting Seeks Tree Climbers & Tree Workers

3/10/2017 - Moss Beach, CA

Ned Patchett Consulting, Inc. a well-established tree company in the Bay Area is
currently looking for team-oriented individuals to fill four positions for Tree Climber and
Tree Workers. These individuals need to be outgoing and accountable and able to
effectively communicate with clients, vendors, sub-contractors and employees.
We desire applicants who posses a valid California Driver's license with a clean DMV
record, but we will review all applications.
We offer competitive wages and benefits such as; PTO, Holiday Pay, Retirement and
steady year-round work.

Tree Climber (2 positions):
Must have minimum 3 years experience as a tree climber/trimmer
Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees
Experience performing ornamental and natural pruning
Experience climbing with and without spurs
Tree ID skills and knowledge of proper pruning techniques
Knowledge of knots, rigging techniques, tree cabling and bracing as well as experience
working with chainsaws, chippers and cranes
Experienced with managing crews and communicating with clients
Knowledge of safe work procedures
Speaks English, Spanish is a plus
Tree Climber Compensation is $25-$40 per hour and based on Experience.
I.S.A. Certified Arborist and Tree Workers are a plus!

Tree Workers (2 positions):
Assist in clean up during tree trimming and removal operations.
Experience in tree work
Knowledge of knots
Experience working with chainsaws, chippers and cranes
Speaks English, Spanish is a plus
This work involves heavy lifting, bending, standing, reaching, carrying, pushing and
Tree Worker Compensation is $16-$24 per hour and based on Experience.
I.S.A. Certified Arborist and Tree Workers are a plus!
Please email your resume to , call 650
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Cagwin and Dorward seek Tree Care Managers and Trainees

7/28/2016 - Northern California

How would you like to be a part of a company that treats employees with dignity and respect? Cagwin and Dorward is a landscaping contractor that has built a culture around our values, collaboration and teamwork. We are a dynamic company that provides career opportunities combined with learning and growth. If you are looking for a long-term career, Cagwin might be the place for you!
Cagwin & Dorward is a full service landscape provider specializing in landscape maintenance, landscape construction, water management, and tree care for commercial, municipal and residential customers. From 15 local service centers, we serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Rosa in the north, to Monterey in the south and east to Sacramento.
We value learning, respect, integrity, commitment, accountability, leadership, honor, courage and results. If you learn quickly, take initiative, are very organized, and have commitment, this may be the right opportunity for you.
Benefit Package includes Health insurance, Paid holidays, Paid vacation, 401(k) plan

We are hiring for multiple tree care positions in several cities. Qualifications you should have include:
- Possess and utilize good interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees and management.
- Must be able to read and write English.
- Must possess a valid California driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the Company's insurance carrier.
- Previous and verifiable experience with a tree care company.

Check out our opportunities below. For all other tree care openings, visit:

1. Tree Care Manager
The Tree Care Manager manages and sells tree care work under the direct supervision of the Tree Care Department Manager.
- 2 year's sales and management experience
- Must be competent in basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Windows and Office.
- Bachelor's degree in related field or comparable work related experience.
- Hold and maintain Certified Arborist License.
- Livermore:
- Rohnert Park:
- Union City:

2. Tree Care Manager Trainee
The Tree Care Management Training program is designed to prepare candidates for tree care management positions through on-the-job experience of job duties. 
The Tree Care Management Training program lasts between 6-12 months, after which you may be promoted to a Tree Care Manager.
- Successfully pass all company training (certification) requirements of this position and of the direct report personnel.
- Hold and maintain Certified Arborist License.
- Novato:
- Rohnert Park: