University of Georgia
Posting Number: S11177P
Working Title: Urban Forester
Additional Schedule Information: M-F 6am-2:30pm; No on-call rotation, this is an essential worker.
Advertised Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 (commensurate with experience)
Proposed Starting Date: 11/27/2023
The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.
This position will administer the UGA Tree Care and Maintenance Plan and be responsible for managing the health, growth, and care of all trees on the University of Georgia campus by overseeing an in-house tree care crew and implementing standard arboricultural and forestry practices and techniques. This position will manage the campus tree inventory by updating with new tree plantings, tree removals, and maintenance activities. This position will assess campus trees for risk and recommend appropriate actions as needed. This position will review construction plans and advise designers/engineers on tree protection.
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
- 4-year degree in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, or related field.
- 4 years’ experience in arboriculture to include urban tree maintenance, tree felling, risk management and inventory.
- 2 years’ experience in supervising, leading and mentoring employees in this field.
- International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist certification, SAF Certified Forester, SAF Certified Urban and Community Forester, or Georgia Registered Forester.
- Class B CDL or ability to obtain within 6 months of hiring
For more information and to apply, click here.
Savannah Tree Foundation
Savannah Tree Foundation (STF) is seeking qualified candidates for our Community Arborist position. Savannah Tree Foundation is a leading Georgia non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and growing Chatham County’s urban forest through tree planting, community engagement, and advocacy. Our vision is to inspire and educate our community to create and sustain a healthy urban forest today, tomorrow, and forever.
The Community Arborist manages all tree planting and tree care activities. The Community Arborist provides supervision of apprentices, interns, and community volunteers. The Community Arborist grows Savannah Tree Foundation’s effectiveness through tree planting and stewardship.
- Implement tree planting program on both public and private property
- Coordinate maintenance of all trees planted by STF
- Ensure ongoing tree health through pruning, mulching, weeding, and watering
- Keep up-to-date on best practices for planting, pruning, and tree care
- Maintain all equipment related to tree care, including truck, trailer, and tools Program Management
- Coordinate the development, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing improvement of Savannah Tree Foundation programs related to tree planting and maintenance
- Work with Executive Director to prioritize planting areas to meet STF’s mission - Maintain accurate records on program activities and participants
- Supervise Canopy Corps Apprentices during tree planting or maintenance activities
- Instruct on any tree care or maintenance modules in apprenticeship curriculum
- Model best practice tree planting and care activities to apprentices and volunteers
- Coordinate with industry partners to carry out external training programs
- Ensure safe work practices and maintain necessary certifications and trainings for safety compliance
- Interface with municipal and industry partners to identify spaces for public tree plantings and coordinate planting events
- Serve as a liaison with the community and general public
- Serve as a spokesperson for Savannah Tree Foundation at forums and events Required Qualifications
For qualifications, compensation and how to apply, click here.
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Urban Forestry Technician
Primary Locations: Avondale Estates, GA, US, 30002
Requisition ID: 187527
Arborguard Tree Specialists, a Davey company, is looking for a Urban Forestry Technician to join our team.
Primary Duties will include:
- Perform tree assessments using Level II and Level III ISA Tree Risk Assessments methodologies.
- Perform site monitoring and site inspections for development sites with reporting and recommendations.
- Prepare technical reports.
- Review civil, architectural, and landscape architecture plans, details, and speciﬁcations for conﬂicts with trees.
- Prepare invasive species management plans.
- Perform tree inventories.
- Interpret and apply municipal tree regulations in a variety of jurisdictions.
- Perform plant diagnostics, pest and disease scouting, monitoring, treatments, and other Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices; soil testing, amendment recommendations, and root system investigations; and various other tree preservation measures.
For additional qualifications, information about the company and to apply, click here.
- Bachelor’s degree in forestry, horticulture, botany, environmental sciences, or other closely related field.
- (1-3 years) experience in arboriculture, urban forestry, landscape construction, landscape architecture, or site design
- ISA Certiﬁed Arborist
- ISA TRAQ or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
- Familiarity with Southeast forest and landscape plant identification including non-native trees and shrubs.
- Working knowledge of soils as it relates to tree health and vigor.
- Ability to work closely with design and construction management teams and local government officials.
- Manage multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in varying terrain and weather.
- Willingness for occasional regional travel.
University of georgia
Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture
Posting Number: F1731P
Working Title: Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture
Department: CAES-Ctr Urban Agriculture
Location of Vacancy: Griffin Area
- Grow CUA’s impact by being active and visible in local, regional and national food, agriculture, fiber, and environment networks and by developing strategic partnerships and expanding the Center’s network.
- Provide leadership and management of CUA. Represent the CUA with internal and external stakeholders.
- Supervise staff, including monitoring the development and implementation of work plans, project deliverables and timelines for collaborative projects, and navigation of partnerships and other organizational relationships.
- Generate extramural funding and in-kind resources to support the projects and programs of the CUA. This includes, but is not limited to, federal grants, foundation funds, contracts, sales and service revenue and more.
- Provide leadership and foster collaboration with research, Extension, and academic programs within the University System.
- Collaborate with Deans, Directors and Department Heads to support the vision and mission of the CUA.
- Increase collaboration and partnering with other institutions and agencies to increase outreach efforts and impacts.
- Build effective working relationships and partnerships with community leaders, urban ag and sustainable ag organizations.
- Bring together multi-disciplinary teams and actively seek and secure funding opportunities to support initiatives of the CUA.
- Stewardship of all facilities and resources by working with the Campus Director and Facility Maintenance Division.
- Optimize multiple, often competing, priorities simultaneously.
- Remain current with field trends in urban agriculture systems development and policy advancements.
About UGA Griffin Campus: The UGA Griffin Campus, located 40 miles south of Atlanta, was established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888. Since that time, UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has housed world-renowned Research and Extension programs at this Griffin location. The growing Griffin campus currently has about 100 buildings comprising about 400,000 square feet and is located on about 1,000 acres. UGA Griffin also has a robust research enterprise with an economic impact of $15 million in the general areas of agriculture, food science, food processing, and food safety, among others. Notable research centers at UGA Griffin include the Center for Food Safety, the Food Product Innovation & Commercialization Center, the Center for Urban Agriculture, and a Turfgrass Research & Education Center.
About the Center for Urban Agriculture (CUA): The Center for Urban Agriculture is housed within the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the Griffin Campus. It is a non-departmental unit dedicated to supporting UGA Extension and Research in Georgia’s urban areas. It currently supports Extension and research programs in sustainable turfgrass, urban environment, nursery and landscape, local food, professional training and certification, and urban forestry.
For additional responsibilities, qualifications, information and to apply, click here.
Site Operations Coordinator
Employment Type: Full-time, Salary
Employment Classification: Exempt
Apply By: September 15, 2023
Start Date: September/October 2023
Supervisor: Program Logistics Manager
Salary: Minimum Starting $38,000
Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.
The Site Operations Coordinator conducts their work alongside, and in support of, the Trees Atlanta Program Logistics Manager. This position entails coordinating building/facility, landscape, fleet, and tool maintenance at the current facility, The Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse. The current fleet consists of 18 pickup trucks, six (6) trailers, four (4) John Deere gators, one (1) skid steer and a wood chipper along with tools and small engine equipment to support a staff of 40+ program employees. This individual will work under the Program Logistic manager to ensure that all operating facilities and associated activities concerning the logistical management of the planting/maintenance programs run smoothly. Trees Atlanta currently plants over 6,000 trees with additional shrubs and ground cover in 12 Metro Atlanta cities and counties.
The Site Operations Coordinator will:
Landscape and Plant Care
- Ensure completion of daily onsite landscape maintenance and plantings (watering, mulching, pruning, invasive species removal) with the assistance of seasonal staff and volunteers
- Assist programs with watering plant inventory held on-site
- Assist with plant material pick up as needed
- Ensuring proper plant stock care through communications of individual programs or hands-on care as needed
- Oversee the staff rotation for clean-up of the operational facility
- Small building repairs on all facilities, such as replacing lightbulbs
- Manage and fulfill supply requests from the Manager as directed
- Perform weekly visual auto inspections
- Assist with truck/trailer retrieval from tire/repair shops and trucks stuck/stranded onsite.
- Perform basic vehicle maintenance and repair such as changing flat tires
- Coordinate vehicles in repair shops as needed
- Coordinate and facilitate weekly Toolbank rental, pick-up, and return
- Serve as a representative for the Program Logistics Manager
- Tool and small engine equipment repair
For requirements, additional information and to apply, click HERE.
BeltLine Arboretum Coordinator (Vegetation Management)
Employment Type: Full-time
Employment Classification: Exempt
Apply By: September 29, 2023
Start Date: October/November 2023
Reports to: BeltLine Arboretum Manager
Salary: Starting at $38,000 (commensurate with experience)
Benefits: Offered after probationary period (Paid Time Off - PTO, Medical/Dental/Vision w/ monthly company contribution, paid holidays - including your birthday, 403(b) immediate eligibility with company match after 1 year, sponsorship for ISA Arborist exam)
Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit community group dedicated to protecting and improving Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.
The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that connects a network of public parks, multi-use trails, and light-rail transit along a main paved trail artery that reuses a historic 22-mile railroad corridor. The system circles downtown Atlanta and connects 45 neighborhoods directly to each other, which successfully incentivizes pedestrian movement over vehicular as Atlantans live, work, and play. With nearly 2 million trail users a year, the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is an unprecedented opportunity to educate the public about ecological restoration, utilizing native plants, and how urban ecology can reconnect fragmented communities. The Arboretum serves as a component of Atlanta’s urban forest, acts as an ecological corridor and learning landscape providing a place for education, community science and scientific research. Trees Atlanta is an integral partner with the Atlanta BeltLine and the BeltLine Arboretum Coordinator will be an instrumental team member in the maintenance of the trails.
- Work with other like-minded individuals in an environmental non-profit setting.
- Work on one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States.
- Coordinate and perform invasive species management work along the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and other ABI owed assets including but not limited to management of kudzu, wisteria, Japanese hops, knotweed, chaff flower, etc.
- In assigned sites and/or projects, oversee work completed, monitor progress, conduct community outreach, manage subcontractors, and develop management plans as needed.
- Coordinate and perform outreach for new invasive species removal work on BeltLine adjacent properties.
- Lead groups of volunteers during occasional weekend and weekday projects.
- Create educational materials including fliers, handouts, and signage.
- Help lead educational efforts in the Arboretum, as requested by Trees Atlanta’s education program including adult education events as well as youth service-learning trips.
- Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate Trees Atlanta’s mission.
- Assist the BeltLine Arboretum Manager with coordinating intern and fellowship projects, including accessioning new plants into our inventory records and the Weeds & Wine program, as needed.
- Drive Trees Atlanta vehicles including trucks, trailers, and gators; and use a variety of hand and power tools including but not limited to, pruning saws, shovel, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, and string trimmer.
- Assist with other duties and/or program departments as assigned.
- Two years of experience working in a related field.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Science, Biology, or related field of study is not required but is helpful.
- Knowledgeable about the importance of invasive management work, and possess plant identification skills.
- Interest and passion for trees, plants (specifically native plants), urban ecology, service to the community, and teaching others.
- Strong work ethic, initiative, and confidence.
- Ability to obtain a GA Commercial Pesticide Applicator license within 1 year of start date.
- Experience supervising volunteers or subcontractors is a plus.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage on Trees Atlanta’s insurance policy.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, positive attitude, ability to work with diverse populations, and public speaking skills (crucial for interaction with community organizations, volunteers, staff, and the public).
- Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to independently coordinate the logistics of multiple projects at once.
- Flexibility to work on an evening or weekend.
- Ability to conduct strenuous physical activity, lift up to 50 pounds repetitively, and work on uneven terrain. Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions.
For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Classification: Exempt
Apply By: October 6, 2023 (applications will be reviewed as they are received)
Start Date: October/November 2023
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 annually
Benefits: Offered after the 90-day probationary period: Paid Time Off, Medical/Dental/Vision with monthly company contribution, paid holidays (including your birthday), and 403(b) with company match.
Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely-known and supported non-profit organizations.
Trees Atlanta is actively recruiting for a Planting Director who is technologically savvy and experienced with managing and prioritizing multiple projects, to design the preservation and expansion of Atlanta’s tree canopy. The Planting Director oversees all aspects of Trees Atlanta’s community forestry efforts through three groundbreaking programs: NeighborWoods, Urban Trees, and Green Infrastructure. NeighborWoods is responsible for installing and maintaining the majority of the organization's required contract trees within metro Atlanta in right of way areas in neighborhoods, parks, nature preserves, and occasionally on private property for residents and businesses. Urban Trees is a specialized program that primarily installs ball and burlap trees in active construction zones with the use of a company-owned skid steer and subcontractors in Downtown Atlanta as well as the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The Green Infrastructure program addresses stormwater management by use of greenscapes in Downtown Atlanta.
The candidate who would be most successful in the role would be personable with the ability to work with and relate to diverse groups of individuals. They will also have the ability to create, manage, and improve programs that follow best management practices in fields related to program goals and safety.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Direct the annual planting and care of more than 6,000 trees by Trees Atlanta staff, volunteers, and subcontractors in communities across the metro Atlanta region
- Guide the implementation of the Downtown Atlanta Urban Tree Planting Plan, in partnership with Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, to plant 8,000 trees in the center business district by 2030
- Collaborate with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. to install and care for trees in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum
What you need
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience with training, evaluating, and motivating staff with an advanced knowledge of plants, trees, and forests; relevant degree in Horticulture, Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Science, or Biology a plus
- ISA Certified Arborist with a keen interest in the integrity and health of Atlanta’s urban forest
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve complex issues with positive outcomes
- Outstanding interpersonal skills (crucial for interaction with community organizations, volunteers, and staff)
- Highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented
- Experience working with volunteer coordination and diverse communities/individuals
- Versatility to assist co-workers when needed
- Required Technology: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace Apps, ArcGIS
- Experienced in project management including program plans and budgeting
- Equally comfortable working in both outdoor and indoor professional settings
- Demonstrated understanding of safety and risk management for all volunteers
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team
For additional responsibilities, requirements and to apply, click HERE.
UGA GRADUATE Student Research Assistantship
Deadline: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at 12:00PM
Employer: University of Georgia
Job Field: Community Forestry & Arboriculture
Job Type: Full Time
Location Detail: Athens
Job Description: Seeking a graduate student at the M.S. or Ph.D. levels with an interest in urban natural resource management. The student will be part of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The student will examine trends, policies, and practices of the insurance and tree care industries impacting climate smart urban tree management. The student will collaborate with colleagues at Auburn University and the University of Alabama. The student’s stipend will be paid via a research assistantship which will cover the student’s salary year‐round. Tuition will be waived. Additional fellowships are available through the University of Georgia and Warnell School (https://grad.uga.edu/funding/scholarships‐fellowships).
- Strong organization and communication skills
- Excellent English verbal and written skills
- Comfortable with using statistical methodologies
- Experience using GIS software ‐ Interest in social science research
- Valid U.S. driver’s license and willingness to travel
- Commitment to publishing peer‐reviewed scientific articles and present research at conferences
Salary: The position includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Associated fees are the student’s responsibility.
For more information or how to apply: https://warnell.uga.edu/graduate-student-research-assistantship
Chatham County Government
LOCATION: Savannah, GA
JOB NUMBER: 202300035
DEPARTMENT: LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITY ORD
OPENING DATE: 08/17/2023
CLOSING DATE: 8/30/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Do you hold a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Dendrology, Arboriculture, or Landscape Architecture? Chatham County Government has an opening for Arborist and encourages you to apply.
Examples of Duties
Under the supervision of the Lead Arborist, you will administer and enforce the County Tree Ordinance for residential and/or commercial development. You will assist with reviewing site development plans for compliance with state and county ordinances regarding land disturbance, trees, buffers, landscapes, and soil erosion control. You will perform enforcement measures when necessary. You will inspect the planting of trees, landscapes, buffers, grading finished lots, and instill water quality best management practices. You will confirm that land disturbance activities meet the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance and the Land Disturbing Activities Ordinance. You will assist with planning and directing tree pruning, removal, and maintenance activities on County-owned properties. You will advise engineers, architects, other professionals, and the public on professional tree care, maintenance, and urban forestry issues. You will perform site inspections for developments before approving final acceptance. Other duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Dendrology, Arboriculture, Landscape Architecture, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Experience in site inspection, code enforcement, landscape design, or tree care is desirable. You must possess or be able to obtain within 6 months the ISA Certified Arborist designation from the Arborist Certification Board of the International Society of Arboriculture and obtain a Level 1B red card for Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspections. You must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Learn more, see benefits and pay, and apply here:
GeoSurvey is looking for assistance with the identification and GPS location of trees at our survey sites. We currently have a backlog of tree surveys to complete and would like to contract with a professional with knowledge of local tree species. All training on the use of GPS equipment will be provided by our office.