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Urban Forester--Plano TX
« on: July 02, 2007, 01:25:53 PM »
Master Number: 207163
Park Planning Applications must be received by: OPEN
Salary Range: $3,613 to $5,274/month
Will plan, develop, inspect, and administer City tree plantings, landscape,
and other improvement projects in parks, medians and right-of-way, and
other public areas; manage Capital Improvement Program installation
construction projects and other professional services contracts; develop
inventories and (in-house/privatized) maintenance plans and programs for
the long term care of the urban forest and landscape; develop general
provisions and technical specifications related to public landscape capital
improvement projects and ensure that City standards are met and are
developed with normally accepted construction practices and procedures;
review plats and site plans to insure compliance with park, tree, and
landscape ordinances; develop and maintain public relation programs
consistent with department and division objectives; pursue and secure grant
funding, and develop City-wide and department recognition programs; seek
contributions from, and coordinate efforts with developers, homeowner
associations, parent-teacher organizations, corporations, civic groups,
volunteers, etc. to enhance the urban landscape; assist in the preparation
of annual budgets relating to various operational programs and Capital
Improvement Program projects and monitor expenditures; make presentations
to, and provide staff support for the Park and Recreation Planning Board
and other boards, commissions, and citizen organizations; train, develop,
and assist other City departments, supervisors and employees in proper tree
care and protection issues. Indepth knowledge of the principals and
practices of arboriculture, horticulture, construction techniques,
irrigation systems, and the knowledge to combine them into an aesthetically
coordinated and finished project; working knowledge of federal, state, and
local environmental and land use issues and ordinances applicable to urban
forestry; general knowledge of state and federal guidelines for grant
administration, as well as knowledge of basic landscape design principles
and methods. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to
use computers and new technology, make measurements using surveying
equipment, make complex mathematical calculations and measurements,
accurately read and interpret plans, blue prints and prepare landscape
plans and bid documents.

Bachelors Degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, or related field plus three
years experience in Urban Forestry or related field involving the design
and management of forestry programs and project
management for tree planting and maintenance. Certified through
International Society of Arborists (ISA); licensed irrigator in the State
of Texas preferred. Texas Class C driver's license required.

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