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Forestry Manager, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (Buffalo, NY)

By Conni Kunzler | December 4, 2017

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc.’s Forestry Manager oversees the forestry department in tree establishment, maintenance, training and protection, pesticide application and equipment maintenance. This position will extensively utilize chainsaws, bucket trucks, bobcats, chippers, stump grinders and climbing equipment. The urban forest maintained by the Conservancy consists of approximately 16,000 trees spread over 6 major parks and 850 acres of parkland within the City of Buffalo.

The workweek includes flexible schedules depending on the workload and area assigned, with some weekend and holiday work. This position may be required to respond to emergency, on-call situations.

The Forestry Manager must set an example and conform to ANSI standards for arboricultural operations, organizational rules, policies and procedures, safety protocols and dress and grooming standards as designated in the Employee Handbook of the Conservancy, and Safety Procedures Manual.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, plans, trains and directs the forestry team in tree inspections and patrol activities to ensure compliance with city, state and federal regulations.
  • Coordinates and oversees tree inspection activities and urban forestry work such as planting, safety and routine trimming, management of invasive species, and tree removal and replacements.
  • Develops and prioritizes tasks to implement Forestry Work Plan.
  • Administrative duties include updating tree inventory, record keeping, coordination of events and general office tasks.
  • Prepares various documentation regarding forestry activities, including monthly reports and drafting and revising codes and ordinances.
  • Responds to escalated or complex forestry calls and investigates complaints of code, ordinance, hazardous or otherwise non-compliant conditions on property within the Olmsted park system.

Learn more about qualification and apply.

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