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Urban Forester

11/14/2017 - Marysville

City of Marysville is looking for a professional Urban Forester to join out team.  Position involves oversight of the development and implementation of comprehensive tree management plan; plants, prunes and inspects trees and shrubs for disease infestation; treats and maintains City landscape beds, Tree City USA application, find/apply for grants; and GIS mapping of tree inventory.   
Job Details
- City Job Opportunities
Status - Open
Salary - $47,796.94 - $57,330.62
Published - November 13, 2017
Closing - December 8, 2017 - 4 PM



Applicants must be high school graduate with valid Ohio driver’s license. An accredited degree in Natural Resources, Forestry Management, Horticulture or related specialty is preferred. Must have an ISA certification (Municipal Arborist preferred), Class A CDL, Ohio Pesticide/Herbicide Applicators License (or obtain each within 6 months of start date).

Special Requirements

$10 test/app fee required with application submittal.

Civil Service Test is December 13, 2017 at 6 pm (sharp), at Union County Services Building, 940 London Avenue, Marysville. The test scores along with the results of a mandatory e-interview question that follows the test will be used to identify our quality candidate.

Miscellaneous Information

Submit applications along with the $10 test/application fee (cash or check) to Human Resources in one of the following ways:

  • Via mail to 209 S. Main St., Marysville, OH 43040
  • In person to Human Resources, City Hall, 209 S. Main St., Marysville


    Call (937) 645-7367 with any questions.


    Marysville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free workplace.

  • Community Forester

    11/8/2017 - Cleveland, OH

    Holden Forests & Gardens

    Community Forester (Arboretum - 2017)

    Position Title: Community Forester


    Position Overview

    The Community Forester conducts outreach to promote and help restore the aesthetic, environmental, and economic values of trees and forests to communities in northeast Ohio, with a special focus on the city of Cleveland, by encouraging scientifically based urban forest management techniques and actions.  He/she advocates for the many values of trees in the urban environment and encourages and participates in partnerships among public and private interests that protect, conserve, and nurture tress in their communities.

    In addition, the Community Forester helps establish Holden as the regional focal point where municipalities, institutions, organizations, and individuals involved in urban/community forestry matters can come for information, ideas, and activities that will promote improved tree health care and management practices and that enhance the beauty and livability of northeast Ohio communities.  He/She reports to the Vice President of Community Engagement.


    The Community Forester conducts outreach and on-site activities selected to maximize Holden’s service to the community.  The following are examples of potential activities.

    Community Outreach and Engagement (70%)

    • Advocates awareness of the value of trees in an urban landscape to help restore the aesthetic, environmental, and economic values of trees and forests in the City of Cleveland and surrounding communities.

    • Provides communities with technical assistance regarding strategic tree planting for enhanced environmental services, street tree surveys, tree maintenance, and tree ordinances.

    • Leads active collaborations with professional organizations and government agencies and take an active role with those most important to Holden.

    • Sponsors and/or supports field tours, workshops, seminars, conferences, demonstrations of sustainable forest management projects, media releases, and contacts with municipalities and government officials that support community forests.

    • Leads Holden’s Arbor Day activities in northeast Ohio

    • Develops informational and educational materials concerning the value, planting, and care of trees in urban settings

      Home Owner Outreach and Engagement (20%)

    • Leads Holden’s outreach in forest management for small parcel landowners

    • Leads the management aspects of Working Woods and provide input to the programmatic development and implementation

    • Leads and coordinate input and staffing to the tree information services and answering public’s questions about trees and related subjects

       Other activities  (10%)

    • Participates in developing existing and new garden projects such as the Home Demonstration Garden and the Street Tree Display

    • Contributes to interpretive projects, teaching, and writing for the Leaves magazine and website as needed.

    • Participates in organizational planning and special event committees as appropriate.

    • Maintains positive relationships with appropriate local, state and national professional  organizations through participation on boards and communities and, through participation and presentations at professional meetings


      Training and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in forestry, horticulture, biology, botany, landscape architecture, or closely related field  strongly preferred

    • 3-5 years  experience in urban and community forestry planning and implementation

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills along with a proven record of public presentation activities

    • Course work in communications and/or media experience

    • An outgoing personality energized by public contact

    • Ability to assimilate and translate into common language a considerable body of technical information about trees and related subjects, including the latest research findings.

    • Evening and weekend hours as needed for presentations, programs, and appointments



    Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   

    Qualified applicants should submit a resume online:


    Posting Date:  September 2017

    Closing Date:  Until Filled 

    Holden Forests & Gardens (Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.


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