City of Sandy Springs
City Hall, Sandy Springs, GA, US
Requisition ID: 1324
Salary Range:$62,699.00 To 81,509.69 Annually
Reports To: Chief Environmental Compliance Officer/Land Development Division Manager
Department: Community Development / Land Development Department / Arborist
Pay Scale $62,699.76 - $81,509.69
The Arborist is responsible for reviewing plans submitted for a tree removal permit or a tree removal permit as part of a site development related permit. Their primary responsibility is to verify that the documents submitted are complete and meet all the requirements of the City’s Development Code, Technical Manual and Tree Conservation Code. This is a critical role for code compliance and to ensure that arboriculture details are clearly conveyed out in the field. They are also responsible for investigating community concerns and complaints related to tree removal permits. From time to time, they may be called to investigate hazardous, dead, dying, or diseased trees. They have a responsibility to verify that the landscape and arboricultural activities are in compliance with the approved documents, land development plans, and meet all the requirements of the above-mentioned codes.
The Arborist position has a heavy focus on customer service as it pertains to arboricultural related calls from residents, contractors and City departments as outlined in the Essential Duties and Responsibilities listed below. They must maintain strong relationships with all City departments to provide guidance when needed and respond as appropriate during regular business hours and during emergency situations. The Arborist facilitates public outreach projects, seminars, brochure design, grant writing, city designation and credentials and other educational opportunities as related to the Tree Conservation Ordinance, Arboriculture, and the overall urban canopy.
They may be called upon for other duties as deemed necessary by the Director or their designee.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Arborist has seven (7) basic responsibilities:
- Review construction documentation and sites for compliance with the Sandy Springs Tree Conservation Code.
- The review and issuance of tree removal permits.
- Investigating community complaints or concerns for tree related violations; issue citations and attend E-court when necessary.
- Answering and responding to inquiries and questions regarding issued permits, proposed work, and community concerns.
- Providing guidance to the community and city personnel regarding arboricultural needs.
- Plan, educate, and facilitate seminar or similar education opportunities for the community as related to arboriculture and/or city codes.
- Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
The primary responsibility of the Arborist is to review plans submitted for permits related to land disturbing activity such as clearing, grading, and those impacts on the urban forest caused by retaining walls, decks, pools, accessory structures, etc. They determine whether or not all plans have been submitted and meet all the requirements of the City’s Development Code, Technical Manual and Tree Conservation Code.
The Arborist may also be called to inspect private property, City projects, permitted sites and those sites with a potential threat to public space during all weather conditions. They can advise of any deficiencies found during their inspection and may provide written documentation and/or other directives as circumstances dictate. It is the Arborist’s responsibility to keep all relevant land development staff aware of noted deficiencies or directives. The Arborist can revisit the site to verify compliance of previous deficiencies.
The Arborist will respond to tree violations reported to the City. They will be responsible for maintaining case related documentation prior to issuing Notices of Violation, Stop Work Orders and Citations, and presenting the case during E-Court. The Arborist must follow up to ensure the site has been brought back into compliance.
The Arborist shall facilitate seminars and other educational opportunities within the City to help communicate best practices and procedures in the industry.
Minimum Requirements & Advancement Opportunities:
Arborist I: This is an entry level position for the Arborist classification. This position is for individuals with up to three years of experience in the arboriculture industry. This individual should be certified by the International Society of Arboriculture and have a basic understanding of tree preservation and tree planting standards.
Arborist II: This is a mid-level position for the Arborist classification. This individual should meet the requirements of the Arborist I position and have at least five years of arboriculture experience or equivalent. This position requires a demonstrated understanding of identifying various construction documents, general knowledge in areas such as tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practices, safety, and other subject and practice areas within the tree care profession. This position requires good communication skills to effectively convey the deficiencies noted during plan review and/or tree inspection back to the permittee so that they can easily identify and address the items noted.
Arborist III: This is a senior-level position for the Arborist classification. This position is for individuals who have obtained an International Society of Arboriculture certification as a Certified Arborist and/or Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist. This individual shall have at least seven years of arboricultural experience or equivalent. This position requires a mastery of identifying various construction documents, a thorough understanding and advanced knowledge in other areas within the tree care profession, such as tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practices, safety, as identified through periodic job task analyses and an in depth understanding of the Land Development code requirements. This position requires excellent communication skills to effectively convey the deficiencies noted on the plan review and/or tree inspection back to the permittee so that they can easily identify and address the items noted. This position requires little to no supervision and can mentor the Arborist I/II.
Utility Arborist Technician
Utility Arborist Technician
(3) Distribution positions supporting Metro Atlanta, West GA, North GA Areas.
(1) Transmission positions supporting Georgia statewide responsibilities.
The Distribution position supports statewide Forestry and Right of Way Services. Successful candidates are expected to travel up to 75% of the time within the state of Georgia. Based on location, overnight stays will be required for this position.
The Transmission position supports statewide Forestry and Right of Way Services. Successful candidates are expected to travel up to 75% of the time within the state of Georgia. Based on location, overnight stays will be required for this position.
Contribute to the development, planning and Implementation of an integrated vegetation management (IVM) plan across the assigned territory
Perform Transmission rights of way patrols, vegetation, and electrical clearance assessments
Communicate with customers and land owners regarding rights of way and vegetation matters
Assist with quality control inspections of completed work as well as work in progress to ensure compliance with contract specifications
Maintain knowledge and understanding of current governmental statutory requirements, and local area ordinances, concerning safety clearances between vegetation and electrical conductors
Assist with management of the daily work-plans of multiple contractor resources to ensure work practices are performed safely, productively, and within schedule
Establish and maintain relationships with various federal, state, municipal, and local government agencies and departments related to vegetation management.
Effectively communicate vegetation maintenance objectives and practices to both internal and external customers
Ensure all compliance and regulatory obligations are met
Ensure compliance with requirements of FAC-003-4 always
Work outside normal business hours in support of emergency restoration efforts is possible
Education / Experience
Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or related field preferred
The position requires successful candidate have a valid Drivers license or the ability to obtain one immediately
Must possess, or obtain within industry guidelines, ISA Certified Arborist certification
ISA Utility Specialist desired
Must possess, or obtain within industry guidelines, appropriate herbicide application license
Knowledge of distribution and transmission utility electrical systems desired
Familiarity with ANSI Z-133, A-300 standards desired
Knowledge of NERC Standard for vegetation management, FAC 003-4, preferred
Utility integrated vegetation management experience desired
Contractor management experience is a plus
Demonstrate commitment to personal safety and the safety of your team
Must be able to meet schedules and critical deadlines
Ability to learn basic business skills such as budgeting and finance
Able to value and interact with people with different perspectives and backgrounds
Effective communication and conflict resolution skills highly desired
Must be self-motivated and demonstrate ability to work without direct supervision
Ability to work with commonly used applications including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access and Excel. Also, experience with mobile applications and GIS / GPS applications is a plus.
Ability to communicate in English and Spanish is a plus
Early start and extended work hours will be routine.
Ability to perform emergency call-out response and storm restoration support is possible
State Registered Forester license a plus
Ability to identify the species of local vegetation and their growth characteristics
Demonstrate our values: Safety first, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment daily
Possesses a questioning attitude
Function independently while serving the needs of your team
Field: Environmental & Forestry
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Macon
Operating Company: Georgia Power Company
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time
Union Covered: No
Key Street Division - 960 Key Street (960MACON)
960 Key Street
Req ID: GPC2008691
Forsyth County Government
Salary - $51,613.00 - $68,387.00 Annually
Location – Cumming, GA
Job Type – Full-time
Department – Planning and Community Development -Development Review Division
Job number – 02224
The purpose of this classification is to implement all County activities and programs related to tree protection and preservation, including enforcement of all applicable County ordinances through plan review, site inspections, and public education.
Forsyth County, Georgia, is located 25 miles north of Atlanta with a population just over 250,000. The county has been one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and draws new residents through proximity to multiple job centers, an excellent public school system and a strong network of public parks as well as a robust housing market. Forsyth County borders Lake Sidney Lanier and is ideally located between Atlanta and the Blue Ridge mountains of North Georgia, which provides recreational opportunities throughout the year.
Reviews architectural drawings, tree protection plans, and related documents in relation to tree preservation; verifies compliance of plans with tree preservation/protection ordinance; approves or disapproves tree plans as appropriate; discusses problem areas and corrective actions with applicants.
Conducts site inspections during all construction stages to ensure compliance with approved plans relating to tree protection and tree replacement; evaluates condition/health of trees; determines hazardous conditions involving trees; conducts compliance inspections of commercial properties one year after completion of construction.
Provides technical assistance and information to developers, landscapers, property owners, the public, or others regarding tree preservation/protection guidelines, ordinances, plan reviews, procedures, documentation, or other issues; meets with clients at sites or in office; responds to questions and complaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problem resolution.
Provides recommendations for updating/revising tree ordinance.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Forestry or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes forestry, tree preservation, landscape architecture, site plan review, code compliance, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess and maintain valid Certified Arborist certification from International Society of Arboriculture.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
For more information and/or to apply for this position:
Southern Arbor Source
Southern Arbor Source (SAS Trees) was envisioned as a company set to provide
unmatched customer care and attention to detail with regard to all things ... TREES.
We are currently seeking well rounded candidates for the position(s) of:
- Crew Leader with extensive climbing and rigging experience
- Groundsman with prior industry knowledge
- Sales Representative with ISA Certification or ability to attain such
- Customer service oriented
- Knowledge of current industry standards and safety procedures
- Prior leadership, management, scheduling, and sales experience
- Communication skills with a strong work ethic
- Perform all aspects of tree care in accordance with industry standards
- Supervise the daily activities of assigned crew with the ability to teach and train
- Provide client with exceptional customer service
- Execute tasks in a timely manner, safely, and without property damage
Very competitive pay, healthcare options, and paid time off (PTO) for Climbers and
Groundsmen. Sales Arborists are commission-based pay with healthcare options
City of Savannah
Operations Supervisor - Urban Forestry
Salary: $25.65 Hourly
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Job Number: 2200279
Closing: 5/24/2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Location: Savannah, GA
Department: Greenscapes Department
Are you a Leader ready to champion challenges, foster a culture of belonging, and
make a difference?
As the new Urban Forestry Operations Supervisor you will have the opportunity to
not only serve your Team ensuring they have the tools and resources to be
successful in all they do, everyday, you will also have a Leadership Team
supporting YOU and your career goals!
This position supervises and participates in the care, planting and removal of city trees.
Essential Job Functions
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates staff; handles staff concerns; counsels and
disciplines staff; completes employee performance appraisals; recruits, appoints,
and trains staff.
- Meets with personnel to make daily work assignments; resolves problems, issues
tools and fuel; assigns personnel to work crews.
- Reviews service requests; meets with residents and city personnel to schedule
work; inspects each work site; logs work requests on computer.
- Monitors work crew activities to enforce safety guidelines and department policies;
trains personnel; inspects equipment in use.
- Supervises equipment inventory, including chainsaws, pole saws, sprayers, and air
compressors; supervises the maintenance and repair of equipment.
- Responds to telephone calls and emails from citizens.
- Maintains inventory of new trees to be planted.
- Supervises the maintenance of the hurricane supply trailer to ensure readiness
in the event of an emergency.
- Trains city personnel from other departments in the safe use of chainsaws.
- Serves on the city’s critical response team.
- Responds to after-hours emergencies as needed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Associate's Degree in Landscape or Forestry; with two years of progressive
experience in tree maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience. Minimum three (3) years supervisory experience and
Arborist certification required.
- Must possess and maintain a valid state commercial driver's license with an
acceptable driving history.
- Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-
employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and
licenses required prior to employment.
- Knowledge of tree care, removal procedures, and safety techniques.
- Knowledge of tree biology, tree identification and diagnosing tree problems.
- Knowledge of the city’s emergency response plan as it relates to the assigned area.
- Knowledge of city personnel policies.
- Knowledge of computers and other modern office equipment/communication devices.
- Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
- Skill in the supervision of personnel.
- Skill in the operation of chainsaws, pole saws, aerial lift trucks, chippers, stump grinders, and other job related equipment.
- Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
For more information and to apply:
Premier Tree & Shrub Care
Premier Tree & Shrub Care in Monroe is looking for an ISA Certified Arborist
with a minimum of 5 years sales and/or supervision experience in the tree care
industry. Must have a valid drivers license. Job duties will include sales,
scheduling jobs, supervising crews & helping with overseeing daily operations.
Georgia Pesticide license and CDL a plus. Obtaining both within a year will be
necessary. We will provide aid in obtaining them. Pay range $45,000 to $80,000
per year. 401K, paid Holidays, vacation pay & Group Health Insurance offered.
Please send resume to email@example.com