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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Join the Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry team!

Urban Forestry Staff

Permitting Office Assistant (Community Services Aide II)

Now - June 2015. 40 hours per week.

The CSA II will have significant administrative responsibilities including running reports, spreadsheet management, scheduling appointments, responding to phone calls, taking notes at meetings, sending weekly reports and preparing/editing documents.  Additionally, they will be largely involved in the creation of a tree inspector manual to include standard operating procedures and protocols.  The manual creation will include interviewing various City staff to understand Urban Forestry Tree Inspector processes and effectively conveying those processes in writing.  Position to include other tasks as assigned.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Casey Jogerst Position is open until filled.

Tree Care Workshop Instructor (job class: Community Service Aide II)
$15-$22/hour depending on experience
January – June. Part time and dependent upon scheduled volunteer events. Most events occur Saturdays and work from 7 am – 3 pm will be common.
The CS Aide II will help teach and lead volunteer work parties for community groups conducting street tree maintenance activities. This position requires a solid understanding of basic tree care and arboriculture principles, including how to properly plant and prune trees, as well as tree identification skills. The position will work directly with UF staff and AmeriCorps members to conduct stewardship events, including tree walks, tree planting, tree pruning, and other educational events. The ideal candidate has good public speaking skills, experience working with trees, understanding of Portland’s tree codes, and a passion for working with communities and volunteers. Organization skills, ability to work independently, and flexibility are also desired. Valid driver’s license with clean record required. Must be available for work on Saturdays when events are scheduled.
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Angie DiSalvo by December 15. For inquiries please email or call 503-823-4484.