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Canopy seeks Community Forestry Coordinator


Canopy is a growing urban and community forestry nonprofit with a track record of delivering high quality, innovative programs that bring nature into neighborhoods throughout the Midpeninsula. Canopy staff and volunteers strive toward excellence, equity, collaboration, and gratitude in the work we do, and welcome candidates that share these values. We are seeking a dedicated person to join our team and grow with us as we work towards our vision: a day when every resident of the Midpeninsula can step outside to move, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees. 

Position Summary 
Under the direction of the Tree Programs Manager, the Community Forestry Coordinator will be responsible for leading Canopy’s tree programs in Palo Alto and Mountain View, primarily by organizing tree planting and stewardship activities with key partners, tracking the work, and delivering on our contracts and grants in those service areas. The ideal candidate will be able to set and meet ambitious program goals, effectively balance office work and fieldwork, and collaborate on shared goals with teammates. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of urban forestry, to work collaboratively with others, and to affect positive change in our communities and the environment. Work week Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional early mornings and evenings. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Primarily responsible for managing Canopy’s tree planting programs in Palo Alto and Mountain View, including: 
    - Engaging individual residents and getting them excited about planting trees at their homes and in their community
    - Work with the Volunteer Engagement Manager to recruit community groups and individuals to become tree champions and work with them to              organize tree planting events, occasionally with a post-planting potluck/celebration
    - Work with the Volunteer Engagement Manager to coordinate volunteers and support staff and logistics related to hosting tree plantings and                  engaging volunteers and high school interns in plantings
    - Collaborating with communications and outreach staff to produce public information for the program, and creatively seek out partnerships                  throughout Canopy service areas
     
  •  Coordinate tree care activities in Palo Alto and Mountain View with other tree program staff
  • Organize and coordinate Palo Alto’s annual summer young tree inventory, the Young Tree Care Survey
  • Track work in Salesforce, Tree Plotter, and other means as needed, managing the data with  the Tree Program Manager
  • Together with the Tree Program Manager, report program outcomes to communications and fundraising staff, and clients and funders. This includes coordinating and drafting city reports and other grants as needed
  • Support colleagues with some planting and other events in other cities (Eg. East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City) as needed
  • Assist with special events, education, and tablings/outreach, especially that relates to work in Palo Alto and Mountain View
  • Assist with and volunteer training, appreciation, and retention efforts
  • Help with special projects or tasks depending on skills and interests

Qualifications and Experience

  • Passion for nature, trees, and equitable access to urban nature
  • Knowledge and/or experience in arboriculture, horticulture, urban forestry, landscape management, design, or related fields. Arborist certification a plus 
  • Experience managing programs or projects, meeting goals and deadlines effectively
  • Experience organizing and motivating others; volunteer coordination experience is a plus
  • Experience using an online database, such as Salesforce. Experience with GIS.  Online tree mapping software like Tree Plotter is a plus.
  • Expertise in Google Suite
  • CA Drivers License and several years of driving experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • Outgoing and engaging, with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional communicator (verbal and writing) with staff, partners, and the public
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organized, attentive to details, and committed to producing high quality results
  • Self-starter who can proactively solve problems and improve programs

Physical Activity Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, and stand for long periods of time regularly
  • Ability to sit and type frequently
  • Ability to drive a truck and a large van in neighborhoods where work is being performed

COMPENSATION

  • Annual salary $50,000 - $60,000
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, sick leave and generous vacation time
  • Canopy values professional growth and opportunities for professional development
  • Canopy supports training to become a certified Arborist if interested 

TO APPLY
Email résumé and short cover letter to jobs@canopy.org with the subject header, "Community Forestry Coordinator". Please include in your cover letter where you found this job posting. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Visit Canopy's website for more information

Equal opportunity employer: Canopy strives to engage, celebrate, and reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We value inclusion and equity in our programs, leadership, and hiring practices.

Canopy seeks Tree Programs Manager


Canopy is a growing urban and community forestry nonprofit with a track record of delivering high quality, innovative programs that bring nature into neighborhoods throughout the Midpeninsula. Canopy staff and volunteers strive toward excellence, equity, collaboration, and gratitude in the work we do, and welcome candidates that share these values. We are seeking a dedicated person to join our team and grow with us as we work towards our vision: a day when every resident of the Midpeninsula can step outside to move, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees. 

Position Summary
Under the direction of Canopy’s Senior Director of Programs and in partnership with the Tree Programs Committee, the Tree Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing all tree programs and ensuring that Canopy’s tree programs are well organized and align with strategic programmatic goals. Tree programs include community tree plantings, tree care and surveying, the Great Oak Count citizen science project, educational workshops and events. The Tree Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing the trees team, currently four staff. Regular work week is flexible, however many of Canopy’s events take place on weekends and the Tree Programs Manager will be expected to work Saturdays several times a month, especially from September to May. Canopy is working in a hybrid environment. This position will require some office days, some field days, and some remote work, flexible as needed.  

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Tree Program Management

  • Hire, train, and manage tree program field staff, giving an appropriate level of independence and oversight to each staff member and their associated projects.  
  • Work with the Senior Director of Programs, Tree Program staff and the Tree Programs Committee to develop and achieve program goals on an annual basis. Ensure that these goals are assigned, carried out, and adapted as appropriate throughout the year, including managing the program calendar and ensuring alignment with Canopy’s Strategic Plan. 
  • Actively supervise planting projects and drive planting initiatives. 
    - Assist at planting and other tree program events as needed.
    - Oversee the procurement of trees, plants, and other materials, ensuring Canopy plants trees that will thrive and produce maximum possible                                                  benefits for decades to come.
    - Work with appropriate staff to ensure Canopy-planted trees thrive and are maintained in a timely manner, including maintenance hand-off.
  • Manage Tree Plotter, train staff on it, and ensure it continues to serve programs adequately. 
  • Plan and oversee tree care work, provide training to staff and volunteers, assist with work and events as needed.
  • Manage the Tree Hotline with help from administrative staff and other ISA certified staff or volunteers . 
  • Manage Canopy fleet and work with team members to oversee other equipment and tools.
  • Oversee program tracking and ensure metrics are properly recorded and organized on all relevant databases (Salesforce, Tree Plotter, Google Drive).
  • Work with the Senior Director of Programs to build and maintain strategic relationships with partner and client organizations and individuals. 
  • Help ensure tree programs are appropriately funded, participate in the preparation of  grant/contracts proposals and grant and contract reports, and manage fee-for-service programs.

Coordinator with other Programs

  • Collaborate with Education staff on citizen science programs, where tree care and education overlap.
  • Remain current on trends in urban and community forestry that apply to Canopy’s work, to ensure Canopy’s tree programs remain relevant and updated when needed. 
  • Work with the Senior Director of Programs and the Advocacy Committee to provide technical assistance for advocacy programs and respond to advocacy tree-related issues and opportunities when needed. 
  • Work with communications staff on timely and effective messaging about Canopy programs and issues involving the local urban forest. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Substantial knowledge and experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, landscape management, design, or related fields. 
  • Substantial experience in managing staff.
  • Substantial experience in community organizing and event planning/organizing.
  • Preferred experience working with municipalities, including contracting writing and negotiation.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to respond thoughtfully, promptly, and respectfully to various audiences.
  • Ability to inspire teamwork and collaboration within the Trees Program and support a healthy work load balance for team members
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-starter who can proactively and independently solve problems.
  • Flexible, creative, dependable, attentive to details and committed to producing high quality results.
  • Expertise in Google Workspace (or equivalent -based  applications.)
  • Experience in GIS, Salesforce and tree mapping software is a plus.
  • CA Drivers License and several years driving experience and with a good driving record.
  • ISA arborist certification is strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus

Physical Activity Requirements

  • Ability to sit and type frequently
  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, and stand for long periods of time regularly
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Driving to and around neighborhoods where work is being performed

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation for this full-time position is $65,000-70,000, depending on experience
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, sick leave, vacation time, and generous paid holidays
  • Canopy values professional growth and opportunities for professional development

To Apply
Email résumé and short cover letter to Christie at jobs@canopy.org, with subject header, “Tree Programs Manager”. Please include in your cover letter where you found this job posting. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Visit Canopy's website for more information

Equal opportunity employer: Canopy strives to engage, celebrate, and reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We value inclusion and equity in our programs, leadership, and hiring practices.

Canopy seeks Tree Care Coordinator/Assistant


Canopy is a growing urban and community forestry nonprofit with a track record of delivering high quality, innovative programs that bring nature into neighborhoods throughout the Midpeninsula. Canopy staff and volunteers strive toward excellence, equity, collaboration, and gratitude in the work we do, and welcome candidates that share these values. We are seeking a dedicated person to join our team and grow with us as we work towards our vision: a day when every resident of the Midpeninsula can step outside to move, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees. 

Position Summary 
Under the direction of the Tree Programs Manager, the Tree Care Coordinator/Assistant will be responsible for supporting Canopy’s fieldwork, tracking it, and contributing to reporting needs. The candidate will perform regular tree care activities and support tree planting and stewardship workdays throughout the year. The ideal candidate will be able to perform young tree care activities outdoors on a regular basis, effectively balance office work and fieldwork, and collaborate on shared goals with teammates. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of urban forestry, to work collaboratively with others, and to affect positive change in our communities and the environment. Work week preferably Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional early mornings and evenings.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing Canopy’s tree care field activities, including: 
    - Performing young tree care for Canopy-planted trees on a regular basis, including mulching,  watering, weeding, staking, pruning and replanting.
    - Engaging volunteers and high school interns in tree care workdays.
    - Proactively monitor and respond to tree care needs through visual inspections and email/phone requests.
    - Monitor large project sites on a regular basis, and update staff on progress of these sites.
  • Maintain materials at Canopy’s storage yard and support tree deliveries. Activities include keeping mulch and stakes stocked, ensuring irrigation   for potted trees is working properly, and handling frequent tree deliveries from nurseries and to planting sites. The tool shed and trailer must be kept organized and tools must be cleaned on a regular basis in order to maintain usability. 
  • Support colleagues who manage Canopy’s tree planting and other field activities. Examples of support include:
    - Printing and assembling paper materials in the office, with direction from the planting manager.
    - Assembling tools, delivering trees and materials to planting sites for planting days.
    - Help with setup before and cleanup after events. 
    - Leading small groups in planting trees and plants.
    - Other tasks during tree planting days or other special events, as needed.
  • Monitor tool/vehicle needs, vehicle maintenance, and cleaning, including Canopy trailers.
  • Manage tree care database and track tree care work in Salesforce, Tree Plotter, and other means as needed. Keep an updated list of trees cared for, shared with the Tree Program Manager.
  • Report program outcomes to communications and fundraising staff, and clients and funders.
  • Occasionally assist with special events, education, and tablings/outreach.
  • Assist with volunteer training, appreciation, and retention efforts.
  • Help with special projects or tasks depending on skills and interests.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Passion for trees, equity, and access to urban nature; willingness to memorize tree-specific information.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in arboriculture, horticulture, urban forestry, landscape management or design, or related fields.
  • Experience performing fieldwork outdoors with trees and/or plants.
  • Experience installing and repairing irrigation is a plus. 
  • Experience organizing events and motivating others; volunteer coordination experience is a plus.
  • Experience using an online database, such as Salesforce and GIS. Experience with online tree mapping software like Tree Plotter is a plus.
  • Expertise in Google Suite.
  • CA Drivers License and several years of driving experience.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus.
  • Experience driving a trailer is a plus.

Personal Characteristics

  • Outgoing and helpful, committed to actively supporting colleagues and partners with a positive attitude.
  • Great communicator (verbal and writing) with staff, partners, and the public.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly organized, attentive to details, and committed to producing high quality results.
  • Self-starter who can proactively solve problems and improve programs.

Physical Activity Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently. 
  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, and stand for long periods of time frequently. 
  • Ability to sit and type frequently.
  • Ability to drive a truck with trailer and a large van to and in neighborhoods where work is being performed.

COMPENSATION

  • Annual salary $50,000 - $60,000
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, sick leave and generous vacation time
  • Canopy values professional growth and opportunities for professional development
  • Canopy supports training to become a certified Arborist if interested 

TO APPLY
Email résumé and a short cover letter to jobs@canopy.org with the subject header, "Tree Care Coordinator/Assistant". Please include in your cover letter where you found this job posting. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Equal opportunity employer: Canopy strives to engage, celebrate, and reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We value inclusion and equity in our programs, leadership, and hiring practices.

City of Modesto seeks Operations Supervisor - Forestry


Modesto City Council Seeking Public's Opinion On New City Logo – CBS  Sacramento

SALARY: $35.88 - $43.62 Hourly; $6,244 - $7,590 Monthly; $74,925 - $91,078 Annually
OPENING DATE: May 09, 2022 12:00 AM Pacific Time
CLOSING DATE: May 23, 2022 5:00 PM Pacific Time

THE POSITION
The Operations Supervisor is responsible to plan, organize, direct and supervise a variety of activities related to repairing and maintaining City buildings, streets, parks, trees, and fleet; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned are of responsibility.

The current vacancy exists in the Community Forestry Division of the Public Works Department. The eligible list established may be used to fill the existing vacancy and any future vacancies in other areas as well. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience:
Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing construction and maintenance work in the assigned area of responsibility; including one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel

Training:
Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in business administration, public administration or related field.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume". The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations. Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.
 
Tentative Testing Schedule
Online iAHQ Exam
May 25, 2022 - June 1, 2022

Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City. 

Apply online at www.modestogov.com.  City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire.  The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

City of Modesto seeks Tree Trimmer I - II


Modesto City Council Seeking Public's Opinion On New City Logo – CBS  Sacramento

SALARY: $22.56 - $30.27 Hourly; $3,925 - $5,266 Monthly; $47,104 - $63,196 Annually
OPENING DATE: May 09, 2022 12:00 AM Pacific Time
CLOSING DATE: May 23, 2022 5:00 PM Pacific Time

THE POSITION
The Tree Trimmer I/II is responsible to perform skilled work in the trimming, maintenance, and planting of City trees.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Tree Trimmer I – This is the entry level class in the Tree Trimmer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Tree Trimmer I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

Tree Trimmer II - This is the journey level class in the Tree Trimmer series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties and complexity of work. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual, or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.
 
This class is distinguished from the Tree Trimmer Crewleader in that the latter is the advanced journey level class in the series where incumbents perform the most complex and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within the series, including providing technical and functional supervision over assigned staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Tree Trimmer I
Experience: 
None required. Tree trimming and tree maintenance experience is desirable.
 
Training:  
High School diploma or GED equivalency.
 
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Class B Commercial California driver’s license with specific endorsements is required within sixty (60) days of appointment.  
 
Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time will result in release from probation

Tree Trimmer II
Experience: 
Two years of increasingly responsible experience equivalent to a Tree Trimmer I in the City of Modesto.

Training: 
High School diploma or GED equivalency.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Class B Commercial California driver’s license with specific endorsements is required within sixty (60) days of appointment.  
Possession of a Line Clearance Tree Trimmer certificate is desirable.
Possession of a Tree Worker or Arborist certificate issued by the International Society of Arboriculture is desirable.

Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time may result in release from probation or termination.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purposes of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume."  Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process. 

The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examination.
 
Tentative Testing Schedule
Written Examination
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Human Resources reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

Apply online at www.modestogov.com.  City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire.  The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Atlas Tree Service seeks Quality Control/Safety Coordinator/Trainer Person


ATLAS TREE SERVICE just opened a Quality Control/Safety Coordinator/Trainer position.

COMPENSATION
Salary per year DOE
10 Days PTO
4 Holidays of your choice Paid
Simple IRA with up to 3% salary match
Health Insurance reimbursement 
Company vehicle 
Company phone

Person is responsible for developing and maintaining strong integrated quality/safety programs within Atlas Tree Service. This includes written policies, an ongoing training program, site inspections, and record keeping. Verify and inspect completed tree work, safety, compliance with regulations and specifications, and quality of work. Must be motivated, ambitious, and detail oriented. Willing to talk to clientele and answer any of their questions with dignity and respect while promoting professionalism looking for opportunities to upsell. Stay abreast of the latest regulations, equipment, and techniques. Willing and patient to do ongoing training and implementation corrective actions. Have the ability to engage and motivate crew leads and crew members to continually improve work quality with hands on training. Strong communication, management, and leadership skills are essential. Gathering reviews from satisfied clientele. 

EDUCATION/TRAINING NEEDS

  • Basic management training 
  • Cabling and bracing
  • Chainsaw use and safety
  • Chipper use and safety
  • Communication skills
  • Diagnostic training
  • Emergency procedures 
  • General work site safety/Hazard recognition
  • Proper equipment use and maintenance
  • Pruning principles and techniques
  • Tree biology
  • Tree identification proficiency
  • Work plan preparation/Job briefings


CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

We require the ISA Certified Arborist® credential, and/or recommended certifications of ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist® and/or ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist® credentials. ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification credentials, and Commercial Driver’s License are recommended but not required.

EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Associates Degree in any area of Horticulture/Forestry/Arboriculture and 2 years related experience 
OR
3 years in the Tree Care Industry as an ISA Certified Arborist with related experience.

Ability to identify plants, diagnose problems, and recommend corrective action or proactive management plans.

Call Patrick at (801) 903-8451 to inquire.
Send resume to atlastrees.patrick@gmail.com

City of Mountain View seeks Forestry and Roadway Manager


Forestry and Roadway Manager
Annual salary range: $124,325 to $155,406
Salary beyond the posted range may be considered for exceptional qualifications.
A comprehensive benefits package is included.
First resume review: Friday, May 20, 2022.

We’re looking for a highly motivated, skilled, organized, and experienced professional to join the Community Services Department and take on the role of Forestry and Roadway Manager. The Forestry and Roadway Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations, maintenance, and enhancement of the urban forest. This key management position will plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Forestry and Roadway Division, including the Heritage and Street Tree programs, maintenance of the downtown and Civic Center areas and median landscaping, and pesticide use. This position receives general direction from the Community Services Director or Assistant Community Services Director and exercises direct and indirect supervision over assigned division personnel. If you are looking to take on a challenging and rewarding technical professional role, this position is for you!

The Essentials:
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in park or forestry maintenance /operations, including at least two years at the supervisory level. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in park management, forestry maintenance, or a related field. Possession of (or ability to obtain) a valid California Driver's License.

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in a government agency.
  • Possession of an Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arborists.
  • Possession of a California Pest Control Advisor's License.

To view additional qualifications and submit your résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please go to our website: https://www.cpshr.us/recruitment/2000

For further information contact:
Rachael Danke
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3323

To view an online brochure for this position visit: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/flyer?file=APPROVEDMountainViewForestryAndRoadwayManager.pdf
City of Mountain View website: https://www.mountainview.gov