Urban Forestry Operations Assistant - Denver Parks and Recreation

City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

About Our Job
This is a limited position with an expected end date of 12/31/2023.

Denver Parks & Recreation has an exciting opportunity for an Urban Forestry Operations Assistant to support the operations of the Office of the City Forester. This position will interface with citizens and other stakeholders and will also play an integral role in Denver’s tree planting initiatives through field work.

The Urban Forestry Operations Assistant position provides an opportunity to learn more and develop skills through immersion in a nationally recognized urban forestry program. This position will report to the Denver Post Building in Downtown Denver, but will spend a substantial amount of time working in the field.

Job Responsibilities:
Act as citizen and stakeholder interface for tree planting projects & initiatives; acts as liaison by providing technical support and customer service to relevant stakeholders
Maintains a working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to Office of City Forester operations and applies them appropriately
Conduct site visits and field inspections to ensure appropriate tree planting sites; evaluates and monitors new or existing procedures for effectiveness and prepares preliminary recommendations for improvements as appropriate
Collects, evaluates and maintains related data (e.g. tree inventory data); prepares reports and analyses to further initiatives and improvements
Assist Forestry staff as needed during major storm events in Denver such as fielding phone calls/emails, documentation and other related tasks as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned.
About You
This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to learn more about urban forestry operations (both in-field work and office related tasks) while contributing to Denver’s community. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable in Arboriculture with knowledge of trees/tree planting and strong customer service skills. Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess:

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design or related field.
Experience with tree planting, proper site identification and establishment
Experience with tree risk assessments
Experience with various computer programs and devices such as: tree inventory programs (e.g. Tree Keeper), Microsoft Office suite, mobile device/tablet use
Experience with email and phone communication in a customer service setting
ISA Certified Arborist
We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:

Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of clerical experience at the type and level of an Administrative Support Assistant IV.
Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for two years of the minimum experience requirement. which doesn't allow for substitution for 1 of the 3 years.
License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
About Everything Else
Job Profile

CA0653 Operations Assistant
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Position Type

Limited (Fixed Term)
Pay Range

Pay Range $19.25 - $28.11

Parks and Recreation
Assessment Requirement

Microsoft Office 2010 Fundamentals
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