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City of Charlotte now hiring an Urban Forestry Specialist

Date Closed: 09/11/2014


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a professional position based in Engineering and Property Management’s Land Development Division and is responsible for the inspection and enforcement activities relative to the City of Charlotte’s Land Development standards, the Tree Ordinance, and the Zoning Ordinance.  Responsibilities Include:  Review and evaluate developer plans and specifications for tree planting, preservation and protection:  Conduct site inspections to ensure compliance with ordinances and use of proper practices; Provide written and oral notification of ordinance requirements, related permits and/or related reports; Issue citations and attends appeal hearings as needed; Provide enforcement/education programs with individuals, groups, and government agencies.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, forestry or related field and three (3) years related work experience.  Prefer five (5) or more years’ experience in Urban Forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or related field with considerable knowledge of tree species and their biological requirements.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; computer skills at the intermediate level of proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, Access).  Ability to use analytical capabilities of GIS is preferred.   Ability to communicate both in English and Spanish desirable.  Requires good driving record, a valid Driver’s License with the ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit, and a dependable passenger vehicle.  Requires ISA Arborist Certification or ability to become certified within twelve (12) months of start date.

Salary Range: Negotiable DOQ.  Market Rate:  $54,078

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Job Description
 
       
 
 
Urban Forestry Specialist
 
 
119660
   
 
 
 
09/11/2014
 
 
Engineering & Property Mgmt
 
 
   
   
   
 
 
     
 
   
 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a professional position based in Engineering and Property Management’s Land Development Division and is responsible for the inspection and enforcement activities relative to the City of Charlotte’s Land Development standards, the Tree Ordinance, and the Zoning Ordinance.  Responsibilities Include:  Review and evaluate developer plans and specifications for tree planting, preservation and protection:  Conduct site inspections to ensure compliance with ordinances and use of proper practices; Provide written and oral notification of ordinance requirements, related permits and/or related reports; Issue citations and attends appeal hearings as needed; Provide enforcement/education programs with individuals, groups, and government agencies.


Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, forestry or related field and three (3) years related work experience.  Prefer five (5) or more years’ experience in Urban Forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or related field with considerable knowledge of tree species and their biological requirements.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; computer skills at the intermediate level of proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, Access).  Ability to use analytical capabilities of GIS is preferred.   Ability to communicate both in English and Spanish desirable.  Requires good driving record, a valid Driver’s License with the ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit, and a dependable passenger vehicle.  Requires ISA Arborist Certification or ability to become certified within twelve (12) months of start date.

Salary Range:
Negotiable DOQ.  Market Rate:  54,078

How to Apply
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Conditions of Employment:

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
 
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. Some positions may require the ability to obtain a City Driving Permit. Candidates may also be required to pass a physical examination, polygraph exam, other skill evaluations and background check screens.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.