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Tree Maintenance Specialist, City of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)

By Conni Kunzler | May 31, 2016

Deadline: June 17, 2016

Seeking a candidate that:

· Has a strong arboricultural background
· has experience conducting tree risk assessments
· Has experience managing contractors and working across various departments
· Has excellent customer service skills
· Is proficient with technology (tree inventory, spreadsheets, etc.)

In very simple terms, the job consists of:

· Responding to service requests from residents and prescribing the appropriate tree maintenance work
· Overseeing contractors performing tree work and ensuring quality
· Recording all work performed in our GIS tree inventory
· Assisting with Heritage Tree Ordinance Enforcement

The position reports to the Managing Arborist. Looking for a team member excited about developing new programs to enhance the city’s tree canopy and contribute to our high level of customer service. We have an ample budget for contractor services which will allow the right individual to have significant influence in how San Mateo’s urban forest is managed.

This is a great job for any of the following professionals:

· Private sector arborists tired of working 60 hours/week
· Municipal arborists looking for a larger/smaller urban forest than they currently manage, and with ample resources to implement cool projects
· Non Profit arborists ready to try out municipal work and manage a larger population of trees

Typical work hours are 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, but can be negotiated. Pay range is $6,092.00 – $6,953.00 Monthly plus generous benefits. Work vehicle is a brand new Tacoma.

Learn more and apply.

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