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UC San Francisco seeks Forest Technician

3/22/2017 - San Francisco, CA

JOB OVERVIEW
Under the direction and general supervision of the Landscape Program Manager, the Forest Technician performs a variety of skilled manual tasks including various types of gardening, earth removing, refuse disposal, stocking and storing materials, as instructed.

The individual is expected to perform assignments under various weather conditions. It would encompass various terrains including stairs, forest trails, hills, slopes and rocky foot paths. 

This position will be required to work Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00am to 3:30pm.

FACILITIES SERVICES
The UCSF Facilities Services Department (FS) is committed to creating an exceptional campus physical environment to support the research, teaching, health care and community service mission of the University. FS employs over 360 professional staff and acts as steward for over $90 million in operating funds to achieve its goals in operating and maintaining the UCSF campus environment. Located in the Campus Life Services organization, FS is organized into 5 distinct units: (1) Mission Bay/East Campus Operations, (2) Parnassus/West Campus Operations, (3) Infrastructure & Utilities Services, (4) Customer Service & Technology, and (5) Strategic Organization Development.

FS participates in system-wide Principles of Community and all FS leaders are expected to create a fair, equitable, safe and supportive work environment, where everyone can do their best work. FS leaders share accountability for the overall success of the operation, and strive towards a high performance work environment. We value innovation, creative problem solving, and diligent follow-through.

ABOUT UCSF 
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

• High school graduation and one year of experience as a laborer/gardener (landscape, horticulture or forestry); or equivalent combination of education and work experience
• Demonstrated experience in safely operating power tools (i.e. chainsaw) and small to large/heavy equipment
• Current valid California Driver’s License
• Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing in English with customers and department staff at all levels
• Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; follow oral and written instructions, and one year of experience as a laborer/gardener; and demonstrated ability to operate assigned tools and equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to perform work on schedule in a safe and timely manner
• Ability to work without direct supervision and handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to deliver high quality customer service and to respond to the customer’s needs
• Demonstrated familiarity with field-related equipment
• Ability to communicate with technical staff and skilled trades

Note: All jobs will require fingerprinting and background check as of Mid-March, 2017. 

• Experience climbing without spurs
• Knowledge of knots and rigging technics
• Demonstrated experience with small equipment maintenance
• Demonstrated experience in trail maintenance
• Experience working with volunteer programs
• University experience or comparable experience supporting a large, complex service oriented institution
• Demonstrated knowledge of ornamental and California native plants
• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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To Apply: http://ucsfedu.contacthr.com/53448072


WCEI Seeks Utility Arborist/Auditor

3/20/2017 - San Diego, CA

Utility Arborist/Auditor
We are currently seeking Utility Arborist/Auditor to join our team.  We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and value the freedom of working independently.  If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with Western ECI.  This role is ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain experience in the green industry, or for seasoned professionals interested in changing careers.  Our employees act as a liaison between the Utility company, their clients, contractors and customers.
 
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Inspect and assess customer requests for tree pruning or removals
Secure clear rights-of-way (ROW) for new utility line and pole construction
Handle customer concerns related to scheduled tree pruning and/or completed pruning
Audit utility contractor’s field work for compliance with utility’s specifications
Assist in storm and emergency situations and other miscellaneous line clearance projects
Assist in investigating and recommending future ROW maintenance requirements
Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems
Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners, government agencies and the general public
Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations
May be involved in environmental assessment/ permitting where needed
Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  
Qualifications
Must be able to read maps and identify tree species.
Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities and show attention to detail.
Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
Must be able to adapt to change.
Must have basic computer skills.
Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred.
Utility line clearance experience preferred. 
Certification as an ISA Arborist is a plus.
Bi-Lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.
  
Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.  Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions

Physical

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Company Overview 
Western Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Western ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at Western ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.  Western ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential. 
 
Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
Western ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.



WECI Seeks Project Manager

3/13/2017 - San Diego, CA

Project Manager 
We are currently seeking a Project Manager to lead our vegetation management auditing team on the San Diego Gas and Electric contract.  If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career with WECI. 
 
Duties & Responsibilities: 
Oversee auditing services contract and actively manage safety culture, productivity, work quality, customer service goals, regulatory requirements, contract specifications, and contract services. 
Analyze and interpret reports related to utility vegetation management auditing schedule, budget, and production targets on all quality control projects. 
Provide direct supervision for up to 4 Field Supervisors and oversee personnel management of approximately 15-20 field employees. 
Maintain regular communication to local Western ECI leadership to ensure team members are supported and work quality meets contract requirements. 
Maintain positive relations and communication with the Utility Representatives.  
Interview and train new team members as positions become available.
Demonstrate and share ECI’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Principles.
 
Qualifications
An Associates or Bachelors degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or related field
Minimum of two years of supervisory experience
Minimum of three years of utility vegetation management experience
ISA Arborist Certification (or within 6 months), Utility Specialist desired
Familiarity with utility vegetation management work practices, proper arboricultural techniques,/practices, and legal requirements related to line clearance and fire prevention
Project management experience desired
Proved independent decision-making and problem-solving skills
Proficiency with common word processing and spreadsheet computer applications
 
Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 
 
Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
 
Physical
The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. 
 
Company Overview
Western Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Western ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at Western ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.  Western ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.
 
Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.
 


Ned Patchett Consulting Seeks Tree Climbers & Tree Workers

3/10/2017 - Moss Beach, CA

Ned Patchett Consulting, Inc. a well-established tree company in the Bay Area is
currently looking for team-oriented individuals to fill four positions for Tree Climber and
Tree Workers. These individuals need to be outgoing and accountable and able to
effectively communicate with clients, vendors, sub-contractors and employees.
We desire applicants who posses a valid California Driver's license with a clean DMV
record, but we will review all applications.
We offer competitive wages and benefits such as; PTO, Holiday Pay, Retirement and
steady year-round work.

Tree Climber (2 positions):
Must have minimum 3 years experience as a tree climber/trimmer
Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees
Experience performing ornamental and natural pruning
Experience climbing with and without spurs
Tree ID skills and knowledge of proper pruning techniques
Knowledge of knots, rigging techniques, tree cabling and bracing as well as experience
working with chainsaws, chippers and cranes
Experienced with managing crews and communicating with clients
Knowledge of safe work procedures
Speaks English, Spanish is a plus
Tree Climber Compensation is $25-$40 per hour and based on Experience.
I.S.A. Certified Arborist and Tree Workers are a plus!

Tree Workers (2 positions):
Assist in clean up during tree trimming and removal operations.
Experience in tree work
Knowledge of knots
Experience working with chainsaws, chippers and cranes
Speaks English, Spanish is a plus
This work involves heavy lifting, bending, standing, reaching, carrying, pushing and
pulling.
Tree Worker Compensation is $16-$24 per hour and based on Experience.
I.S.A. Certified Arborist and Tree Workers are a plus!
Please email your resume to info@nedpatchettconsulting.com , call 650
728-8308 or visit www.nedpatchettconsulting.com under the employment
tab for more information.


Cal Fire Seeks Senior Environmental Scientist-Specialist

3/9/2017 - Redding, CA

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is seeking a Forest Pest Management Specialist for the northern part of the State based in Redding, CA.  The position is listed as a Senior Environmental Scientist - Specialist (Position Number:  541-720-0765-002).  Applications must be received by 4/12/17.  More information can be found at the following state website:  Job Posting

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Tom Smith with Cal Fire at 916-599-6882 or at tom.smith@fire.ca.gov for more information


City of San Diego Seeks Urban Forester/Arborist/Horticulturalist

3/3/2017 - San Diego, CA

Join the San Diego team! Urban forester/arborist sought to plan, coordinate, and implement urban forestry or tree maintenance programs; administer and inspect the work of private contractors; make inspections of public right of way tree conditions to determine work priorities; provide technical arborist expertise to subordinates, supervisors and other City departments; evaluate and rate the work of subordinates and contractors; and perform other duties as assigned. Program info at https://www.sandiego.gov/street-div/services/forestry/ and https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/programs/urbanforest/.  City Forester position is vacant, but will be advertised within the next month.  

Requires Bachelor's Degree in horticulture, urban forestry, or a closely related field (job series Horticulturalist). Two years of full-time professional-level planning, coordination, or management of street tree management, park maintenance, or nursery management. Arborist certification, supervisory experience, staff training, and experience with committees and philanthropic groups desirable. Pre-employment requirements and application process at Horticulturist - T11059-201702  or http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sandiego/default.cfm, submit by 3/13/17.  


L.A. Beautification Seeks Supervisor for Tree Planting & Landscape Costruction

3/2/2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Greening Manager for Community Based Non-Profit:
Seeking someone with an interest in working with the community and creating green space, and building environmentally sensitive projects.

Supervisor for Tree Planting/Landscape Construction
Will supervise tree planting and landscape construction crews.
Hands on position and requires a clean driving record.
Certified Arborist or in-training for certification.
Knowledge of Trees & Ornamental Plants, ability to read plans.
Knowledge of landscape machinery and equipment.
Good managerial skills, reliable & responsible.
Knowledge of Irrigation is a plus.

Basic skills required, but will train.
Pay rate commiserate with experience. 
 
Equipment that will be used includes:
Concrete Saws
Sod Cutter
Jack Hammers
Bobcat

Los Angeles Beautification Team
(323) 962-2163
1741 N Cherokee Ave. 
Hollywood, CA 90028
hbteam@earthlink.net


KYCC seeks Environmental Services Manager

2/13/2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Environmental Services Manager (Full-time, Exempt)
Unit: Environmental Services Reports To: Chief Operations Officer Positions Available: 1
Posting Date: 01/24/2017         
Salary:
 $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 annually DOE

KYCC is committed to meeting the needs of the multicultural Koreatown community. We are looking for a candidate to join us in our efforts to achieve the vision of our Environmental Services Unit: to build a safe, healthy and beautiful neighborhood. This position is the perfect opportunity to get hands on experience making a difference in a local community. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate and committed to keeping our neighborhoods clean, working hard, and motivating a team of dedicated individuals that’s transforming Koreatown.  We have been serving our diverse community for more than 40 years.

KYCC is looking for a management-level candidate who is passionate about making our urban environment safe, health and beautiful. The primary focus of your work will be urban forestry and working with the funders and partners who are making LA green. The Environmental Unit has 16 employees, numerous volunteers, and a $1.6M budget. You will lead the unit and align the programs with the mission of KYCC and the needs of the community.


Summary: The Environmental Services Manager is an office and field position responsible for managing the Environmental Services unit, with an emphasis on urban forestry and community engagement.  Further, this position develops long-term program planning and development while achieving the short and long-term goals of KYCC’s Environmental Services programs and activities.




Cagwin and Dorward seek Tree Care Managers and Trainees

7/28/2016 - Northern California

Overview:
How would you like to be a part of a company that treats employees with dignity and respect? Cagwin and Dorward is a landscaping contractor that has built a culture around our values, collaboration and teamwork. We are a dynamic company that provides career opportunities combined with learning and growth. If you are looking for a long-term career, Cagwin might be the place for you!
                                               
Cagwin & Dorward is a full service landscape provider specializing in landscape maintenance, landscape construction, water management, and tree care for commercial, municipal and residential customers. From 15 local service centers, we serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Rosa in the north, to Monterey in the south and east to Sacramento.
  
We value learning, respect, integrity, commitment, accountability, leadership, honor, courage and results. If you learn quickly, take initiative, are very organized, and have commitment, this may be the right opportunity for you.
 
Benefit Package includes Health insurance, Paid holidays, Paid vacation, 401(k) plan

We are hiring for multiple tree care positions in several cities. Qualifications you should have include:
- Possess and utilize good interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees and management.
- Must be able to read and write English.
- Must possess a valid California driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the Company's insurance carrier.
- Previous and verifiable experience with a tree care company.

Check out our opportunities below. For all other tree care openings, visit: http://cagwin.com/careers/careers.html

1. Tree Care Manager
The Tree Care Manager manages and sells tree care work under the direct supervision of the Tree Care Department Manager.
- 2 year's sales and management experience
- Must be competent in basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Windows and Office.
- Bachelor's degree in related field or comparable work related experience.
- Hold and maintain Certified Arborist License.
Locations: 
- Livermore: https://corporate-cagwin.icims.com/jobs/1140/tree-care-manager/job
- Rohnert Park: https://corporate-cagwin.icims.com/jobs/1092/tree-care-manager/job
- Union City: https://corporate-cagwin.icims.com/jobs/1094/tree-care-manager/job

2. Tree Care Manager Trainee
The Tree Care Management Training program is designed to prepare candidates for tree care management positions through on-the-job experience of job duties. 
The Tree Care Management Training program lasts between 6-12 months, after which you may be promoted to a Tree Care Manager.
- Successfully pass all company training (certification) requirements of this position and of the direct report personnel.
- Hold and maintain Certified Arborist License.
Locations:
- Novato: https://corporate-cagwin.icims.com/jobs/1064/tree-care-manager-trainee/job
- Rohnert Park: https://corporate-cagwin.icims.com/jobs/1026/tree-care-manager-trainee/job