Botanic Specialist II - Forestry
City of Portland, OR - Portland, OR
$29.30 - $37.37 an hour
Do you have experience in urban forestry? Are you able to manage tree inventory and forest assessment in support of a healthy forest?
If so, you may be the Botanic Specialist II - Forestry specialist that we are looking for!
Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting for a Botanic Specialist II - Forestry specialist that will have responsibility for managing and assessing tree programs in support of a healthy, growing urban forest. The position may be responsible for tree inventory, forest assessment, pest and pathogen management, policy analysis, planting programs, planning, and permit reporting. Much of this position's work is project based and changes with the current needs of the division. The position requires strong data management and analysis skills, as well as an understanding of best practices in urban forestry. The Botanic Specialist II writes and edits reports, gives presentations, and must be able to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences. This is a lead staff position, and the position coordinates the work of contractors, staff, and volunteers.
The Botanic Specialist II Forestry also collaborates closely with the community and participates regionally on urban forestry technical issues. In addition to this position, this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies for Botanic Specialist II Forestry.
This classification is represented by PTE 17 (Formerly Coppea). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 620,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and résumé how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
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