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Davey seeks Inventory Arborist Technician


Location: Los Angeles, CA, 90023
Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Travel Expectations: Up to 75% 

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a Division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is seeking Inventory Arborists in Los Angeles, County.  Davey is a leader in tree care, utility vegetation management and urban forestry consulting throughout the US and Canada. 

This position provides an essential service identifying trees which are hazardous to critical infrastructure.
 
What You’ll Do: 
An Inventory Arborist provides our municipal urban forestry clients with daily support to help them efficiently and effectively manage trees and urban forests.  The technician performs inventories to identify: location, species, common defects, and other attributes of street trees.  The Inventory Arborist must understand local tree characteristics and growth rates.  They recognize indicators of common diseases, pest infestations, and abiotic factors. The collected data is used to prescribe appropriate tree work needed to mitigate risk.  

What We’re Looking For:
Two or Four-year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Horticulture or related discipline.  Relevant work experience may substitute for education.  Demonstrated experience identifying Southern California tree species.  Knowledge of hazard tree assessment & ISA Certified Arborist highly valuable.  Excellent communication skills. Willingness and ability to walk or hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather.  Familiar with office and tree inventory software.  Ability to read and follow maps while working independently.  Valid driver's license required.  
 
What We Offer*: 

  • Company vehicle or reimbursement for personal vehicle use
  • Paid time off | Vacation, sick time, paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options
  • Group Health Plan
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas
  • Career Development Program 
  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees
  • Charitable matching gift program

*all listed benefits available to eligible employees

Service Line: 1ENV - DRG Environmental Consulting 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Associates 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please let us know at 1-877-411-7601 or recruiting@davey.com.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles
Job Segment: Horticulture, Inventory, Agriculture, Operations

Sacramento Tree Foundation Seeks Executive Director


Sacramento Tree Foundation Mission Statement, Employees and Hiring ...

This is a unique opportunity to serve as Executive Director of a nationally recognized leader in community-based urban forestry. Since its founding in 1982, the Tree Foundation (STF) has gained well-earned recognition for innovations in urban forest education, civic engagement and partnerships. The Executive Director oversees all aspects of STF including leadership, management, program development and oversight, Board relations, public and government relations, and fund development. The organization has 27 staff members and a $2.6M budget.

The Tree Foundation’s Mission
To grow thriving communities through stewardship of our urban forest.  
We envision an urban forest canopy that benefits the entire region and every neighborhood, especially those that historically have been underserved and under-canopied. 
Dedicated to reaching the largest audience possible, the organization builds partnerships and empowers communities to create the best places to live and work by investing in their urban forest. It has an engaged Board, a dedicated and passionate staff, and strong partnerships with local governments, SMUD, CalFire, the US Forest Service, state agencies, colleges and universities, and other nonprofits with complementary missions.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership:

  • Build a positive work environment that values and supports an open exchange of diverse ideas, capitalizes on staff strengths, and creates a team-oriented culture.
    In partnership with the Board, lead strategic planning to assure the Foundation remains true to its mission and responds to new opportunities and changing conditions.
  • Assess the Foundation’s activities, celebrate accomplishments, and evaluate setbacks.
  • Create a learning organization that encourages collaboration, seeks feedback, develops staff, and is responsive to opportunities.
  • Communicate best practices and participate in advancing urban forest policies, budgets, programs and best practices at national and statewide levels.
  • Ensure that the staff and Board reflect the diversity of the communities served and that the organization is a leader in addressing racial, social, economic, and environmental injustice.

Management:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, including programs, activities and staff.
  • Develop and maintain operational policies and procedures.
  • Manage employees and ensure programs are implemented efficiently, effectively, safely, and professionally.
  • Ensure HR policies are in place to recruit, hire, train, develop, and evaluate a diverse group of dedicated employees.
  • Ensure performance issues with staff are effectively addressed, both timely and constructively.
  • Make changes to the Foundation’s structure as appropriate for effective, efficient operations.
  • Provide fiscal oversight, including contracts; budgets; investment, endowment and retirement funds; and statements of financial position. Ensure financial policies and procedures are documented and followed.
  • Recommend to the Board an annual budget that aligns with the mission and strategic goals.
  • Secure financial audits and ensure preparation of tax documents.
  • Ensure the Foundation is in compliance with policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to the operation of a nonprofit organization.
  • Oversee the Foundation’s facilities to ensure proper operation and maintenance.

Program Development and Oversight:

  • Develop and implement programs, activities, and services that fulfill the mission and accomplish the goals of the organization, consistent with the mission statement and strategic plan.
  • Evaluate programs and recommend appropriate action, including modifying existing programs and/or establishing new programs or activities as needed, and as capacity and funding allows.
  • Identify, explore, and manage partnerships with educational, community, and government organizations that will advance the Foundation’s impact throughout the region.

Board Relations:

  • Serve as the principal resource to the Board, Executive Committee, and key Board committees. Attend all meetings of the Board or designate an appropriate delegate when unavailable.
  • Assure Board members know and understand established policies, and provide the Board with policy recommendations and assistance with policy formulation and interpretation.
  • Support the Board in understanding and following best practices in nonprofit Board governance, including regular training on governance issues.
  • Assure new Board members receive appropriate and effective onboarding and orientation.
  • Actively involve the Board in advancing the Foundation’s mission, goals, and programs.
  • Support Board with the recruitment of new, diverse Board members from throughout the region.
  • Communicate regularly and openly with the Board; ensure that Board members are informed of matters and developments that warrant their attention and action.
  • Provide regular reports to the Board on the Foundation’s financial standing, activities, and progress towards meeting strategic objectives.
  • Encourage and maintain positive working relationships and collaboration between Board members and staff.
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City of Escondido seeks Lead Maintenance Technician


Escondido Report It - City of Escondido

City of Escondido, California

LEAD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (TREE TRIMMER)
SALARY RANGE: $4,270.91 - $5,191.31 Monthly
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020

If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to keep the City of Escondido safe, clean and efficiently run, consider a career with the City of Escondido. We have an opening for the position of Lead Maintenance Technician (Tree Trimmer) in our Public Works Department/Streets Division. For a complete listing of job duties and qualifications, please refer to the corresponding job description, which can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from the City's website.

Under direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled duties in support of the assigned Department's operations and services including those involved in constructing, repairing, installing, maintaining, landscaping, and cleaning City parks, streets, city facilities, trees, and channel maintenance systems; ensures adherence to safe working practices and procedures; provides training to lower level personnel; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the departments and staffing levels.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a journey level class in the Maintenance Technician series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including providing lead supervision to assigned staff, performing the more technical work of the unit, and providing administrative support to the assigned unit. Lead Maintenance Technicians differ from the Maintenance Technician I/II by having greater responsibility, autonomy, and discretion in planning and completing a wide variety of activities. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Minimum requirements:
Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Supplemental specialized training in area of concentration is highly desirable. 

Experience:
Three years (full-time equivalent) of increasingly responsible maintenance and repair experience in assigned program area.

License, Certificate or Other Requirements:
Incumbents must possess a valid Class "C" California driver's license at the time of application.  Designated positions require a Class "A" or Class "B" unrestricted commercial driver's license within six months of employment with the City. A Commercial driver's license with a tank endorsement is required of some positions.
 
Certified Tree Worker Certificate (ISA) and Certified Line Clearance certificate is required within twelve months of appointment of some positions.  ISA Arborist Certificate is required for some positions.
 
First Aid and CPR certificates within twelve months of appointment are highly desirable. 
 
Incumbents must be willing to work mandatory overtime when required; may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays as required in emergency situations.

Special Requirements:
Safety regulations prohibit incumbents from wearing contact lenses when working with certain chemicals. Incumbents in positions requiring use of a respirator are prohibited from wearing beards or other facial hair which prevents a proper respirator fit.

TO VIEW FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:
http://www.escondido.org
201 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
760-839-4643
personnel@escondido.org