City of Charlotte Hiring Urban Forestry Intern
Position CLose Date: Open Until Filled
The City of Charlotte Engineering Internship Program is designed to recruit diverse college students majoring in Forestry, Arboriculture, Environmental Science, Biology or related disciplines. The program provides full-time employment during the summer and offers students real life job experiences. Landscape Management is one of several divisions offering internships within Engineering & Property Management. If interested, please apply for other Engineering & Property Management internships separately.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The City of Charlotte’s Engineering & Property Management Department is recruiting for one (1) Engineering Intern for employment during the 2016 summer months. The applicant selected will be assigned to the Landscape Management Division’s Team to assist Professional Arborists and Urban Foresters with urban forestry tasks and activities. Specific duties include: Using ArcGIS to document tree save areas, completing general environmental assessments of those areas, rank neighborhoods for tree planting potential and assist with stewardship for trees planted by volunteers.
Graduation from high school, with college-level courses in urban forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental studies or related field. Coursework in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture or environmental studies preferred. Current college enrollment is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Good communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to work well with others; ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and City staff. Ability to work independently. Proficiency in reading and interpreting construction plans desirable; Proficiency with ArcGIS preferred. Ability to identify common tree species of the southeastern United States preferred. Requires good driving record, valid driver’s license, ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit, and a dependable passenger vehicle. (Please note that in order to receive a City Driving Permit, employees must have their license for a minimum of two years).
Must be able to walk over rough terrain and work in adverse weather conditions (hot & cold) and be able to walk from 1 to 2 miles over various types of terrain.