Urban Forestry Coordinator

Location of Service: City of Knoxville Urban Forestry – 901 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

About City of Knoxville Urban Forestry:

The City of Knoxville’s Public Service Department houses a new municipal sector called the Urban Forestry Division. It was created in December of 2013 in order to develop a modern, progressive forestry program within the City. The Urban Forestry Division is responsible for the protection and maintenance of public trees and urban forest resources, as it upholds and implements the Tree Protection Ordinance and other applicable arboreal regulations, maintenance, and protocols.

POSITION SUMMARY:
  • Assist in the proper maintenance of public trees
  • Planning and overseeing proper planting of public trees
  • Assist in compliance to the Tree Protection Ordinance
  • Support urban forester on providing information, training, and professional advice to developers, contractors, city management and employees on tree related issues and projects
  • Support Urban Forester on the develop and implementation of programs and education events promoting proper tree maintenance
  • Assist City tree crews on cyclical pruning and tree maintenance
  • Assist in planning and execution of urban tree planting projects throughout the City of Knoxville and communicating with the public by various means on upcoming planting dates.
  • Assist in up keeping records from various planting projects within the City tree inventory.
  • Oversees the City’s planting bed and small tree nursery and plants trees from the nursery throughout the City.
  • Assist the Urban Forester and other community partners in planning and coordinating volunteer workdays and planting projects for the City of Knoxville. – Assist in the supervision of volunteers, coordinating supplies and equipment, and engaging community organizations to participate in planting activities.
  • Assist the Urban Forester and city crews in the watering of young trees planted from various planting projects and excavation and removal of girdling roots at base of trees.
  • Coordinate invasive species removal projects with City staff, contractors, and volunteers and update management plans as needed.
SITE PREFERENCES/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Class D drivers license and ability to drive large pick-up truck
  • Applicants should be self motivated and capable of working independently
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather (rain, snow, cold, hot)
  • Some experience or schooling with tree identification and/or forestry, horticulture, geology, or other environmental studies
  • Comfortable working with hand tools
  • Flexible work hours and ability to work 10 hour days (City works four 10 hour days and typically has 3 day weekends)
MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:
  • A modest living allowance of $20,000, or, $851.06 bi-weekly (pre-tax), paid over 47 weeks.
  • Education Award of $6,345 that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses.
  • A Health insurance subsidy is available for members covered through healthcare.gov
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • May be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In-house SNAP benefits specialist available to provide assistance in determining eligibility.
  • May be eligible for utility bill assistance. In-house specialists available to provide assistance with determining eligibility.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Optional opportunity to enroll concurrently in Carson Newman MBA in Nonprofit Leadership

Equity and Inclusion: The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions.  CAC AmeriCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees.  Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment / employment process.

This job is no longer accepting applications.