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Arborist

Salaried, exempt position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all activities related to the acquisition, planting, maintaining, removal of...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County

4/12/2021

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Job Description

Salaried, exempt position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all activities related to the acquisition, planting, maintaining, removal of trees on City properties and rights of way, and removal of certain private property trees, which are a menace to public property or welfare. Provides support to the City’s Tree Commission and management of the City’s urban trees; assists other departments in related activities. Works primarily at the community level, provides technical guidance and supervises urban forestry activities. Develops, administers plans/procedures including policies, objectives, long- and short-term maintenance schedules, yearly tree acquisition and planning program(s), coordinates all activities with the Tree City USA program; establishes a removal/replacement policy for public trees;   ability to write and administer an urban forestry plan; serves as liaison and coordinator between City departments and neighborhood associations and other groups regarding the Urban Forestry Plan and other tree service activities; plans, organizes, and directs the work activities of employees engaged in tree/shrub maintenance; creates electrical line clearance work plans; maintains and enforces the City’s tree ordinances and tree care policies; analyzes data and compiles reports; maintains the budget; prepares and presents educational; attends committee meetings; and performs other related tasks as assigned. 

Interested persons must complete an application packet that is available either by visiting the Personnel Department of the City of Bowling Green at 304 N. Church St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2399 or by accessing it online at: http://www.bgohio.org/departments/personnel-department/employment-opportunities . Additionally, applicants must complete a written statement of their experience describing the following:

  1. Developing forestry programs for public entities
  2. Hands on experiences with tree removal, identifying trees for removal
  3. Developing and administering written urban forestry plans
  4. Working with Boards/Commissions/Non-profit Entities/City Councils
  5. Managing and/or supervising personnel

Resumés may be included, but will not substitute for a completed application. Application materials must be returned to the Personnel Department by one of the following methods: email to [email protected], fax to (419) 352-1262 or by US Mail or hand-delivery to the address above. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may reach the Personnel Department by phone at (419) 354-6200. Deadline for making application is 4:30 p.m. on April 26, 2021.  AA/EEO

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Forest Management Horticulture, Agriculture or other related field required and three years of administrative experience in forestry, tree care, and maintenance. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License; must be able to drive, and must obtain ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certification within 6 months of hire. A copy of the job description will be provided to applicants.

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