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Job Title: Forestry Program Coordinator (Phoenix AZ)

Full-Time Position: Forestry Program Coordinator 28280 position is now open. A direct link to the position may be found here.


The position will be based in Phoenix AZ, and will have statewide responsibilities. The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to our Department’s Cooperative Forestry functions, with emphasis in the Forest and Woodland Health program. The first review of applicants will be Friday, February 10, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. 

Please visit our website to learn more about our programs and what we do.


To be considered, applications for this position must be submitted through the online state job portal; use the search term “Forestry” or use the position number “28280” to quickly find the position.

The Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) is looking for a Forestry Program Coordinator to join our Cooperative Forestry Team.  You will be a key component for implementation of a comprehensive and robust statewide forest health program.  Major position emphasis will be in forest health, though you may also work in other general grant-funded forestry-related functions including:  urban forestry, invasive species management, fire-wise implementation, conservation education; public outreach; forest inventory; forest land management plan assistance; forest stewardship; geographical information systems mapping; and fuels mitigation. 


As a Forestry Program Coordinator, you will:  

  • Provide forest health project oversight and direction, natural resource technical assistance and outreach to community groups, local governments, landowners, related businesses, and Native American tribal organizations.
  • Manage Western Bark Beetle Initiative grant projects.
  • Develop and maintain a digital library of forest health training modules and other public presentations for the public, and project partners.  Respond to requests for technical assistance from state and private landowners and managers (urban and non-urban).
  • Oversee and participate in all aspects of cost assistance projects, which may include field forestry work, remote sensing, data collection, data reporting, and tracking accomplishments of specific grant projects.
  • Maintain project records and financial documents; prepare needed paperwork, for assigned projects.  Compile accomplishment reports and other publications as necessary.
  • Coordinate and direct the planning, development and implementation of the transfer of forestry information to the public including tree and forest evaluation, disease prevention, tree pest identification, tree maintenance and promotion of urban forestry information and ideas.
  • Assist with urban interface forestry management planning, including forest health and maintenance (insect and disease prevention).

    EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Health, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Forest Management or other Natural Resource related field required.  Master of Science (or higher) in Forest Health, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Forest Management or other Natural Resource Management field highly preferred.  Prefer 3-5 years’ professional experience in Forestry-related position.  Experience with forest insect and disease (forest health) programs, general plant pathology, and activities in urban and non-urban areas of Arizona a plus.  ISA Certified Arborist preferred. 



    • Driving Requirement: Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) 

    Posted 02.04.17

    APS Forestry Supervisor (Tempe, Arizona) 20161466 - Forestry Supervisor

    Arizona Public Service Forestry & Special Programs Administration is seeking a Forestry & Special Programs Supervisor for the Southern Division who will manage, direct, and implement the company's transmission and distribution corridor maintenance and substation vegetation management programs to ensure circuit reliability, public safety and customer satisfaction in a professional and cost-effective manner. Through supervision, direction, instruction, the Supervisor provides technical expertise to APS employees, APS crews and outside services. The Supervisor ensures departmental compliance with FERC, other federal and state regulations and internal APS training requirements.

    Major Accountabilities Include:
    · Analyzing statistical data
    · Developing budgets, prioritizing maintenance schedules and coordinate emergency restoration activities
    · Collaborate with and gain the cooperation of internal and external customers, IBEW, affected government agencies, and citizens groups
    · Preparing detailed contract specifications, field manuals and educational presentations

    Minimum Requirements:
    The successful candidate will have a BS in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or related field with two-year’s experience in utility arboriculture or six years of experience in utility arboriculture. Must possess and maintain ISA Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist certifications and Restricted-Use Pesticide certification in categories III, VII, weed, right-of-way, and wood preservative or obtain such certifications within one year of employment. Thorough knowledge of applicable ANSI and OSHA standards, USDA Forest Service and other federal agency regulations, easement law, contract law, specification design, and union labor agreements.

    Additional requirements include:

    · Working knowledge of electric transmission and distribution theory, design of electric systems/facilities and hardware components
    · Particular emphasis on safety practices associated with working close to energized conductors and within substations
    · Ability to interpret detailed prints, circuit maps and diagrams and operate GPS unit
    · Good written, oral expression and comprehension skills
    · Strong problem identification/ resolution, communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and customer relation skills and the ability to visualize end results of several multi-faceted functions involving integrated tasks.

    JOB POSTED 12.01.2016

    Tree Climber Wanted (starting immediately) Mesa, Arizona

    Living Tree Service, Inc. is seeking to hire an ISA Certified Arborist, or someone who is willing and able to become certified within 6 months. This person should have at least 2 year’s experience climbing trees with rope and harness and carrying out pruning and removals to ANSI A300 & Z133 work and safety standards. They should have experience in safe use of chainsaws, hand pruning tools, dump trucks, wood chippers, and stump grinders. This person should be a confident communicator, able to talk with customers and a team player with the ability and drive to learn new skills. 

    We are particularly interested in someone that is looking to build a career in the Arboriculture industry and would like to keep learning, advancing themselves and progressing upwards within the company. Additionally, the ability to safely drive a commercial dump truck and either have or be able to obtain a commercial driver’s license would be seen as a tremendous asset.

    Salary: The hourly wage is competitive and depends on experience.

    Full-time: Monday through Thursday; 10+ hours per day.

    Living Tree Service, Inc. is a Mesa, Arizona-based family-owned business that has been in operation in the Phoenix valley since 2007. Its owners, Dan and Heather Stevens, are both certified arborists who have been heavily involved in the tree community. Dan regularly competes in tree climbing competitions. The company currently operates one crew, but now has a second truck and is looking to expand its operations.

    To apply, please contact Living Tree Service, Inc. directly:

    posted 3.20.2017

    Westside Landscaping is seeking an experienced tree trimmer for the position of foreman on our residential maintenance crew.

    This is a year round full-time position leading a 3-4 man crew working in Surprise and Sun City West.

    We are looking for someone with experience in:

    •       Tree Care
    •       Plant Health
    •       Irrigation Systems
    •       Tool Maintenance
    •       Record Keeping
    •       Customer Service

    Clean cut appearance and good communication skills a must. Also, AZ Drivers License and clean driving record is required.

    Starting pay is $14-15/hr DOE.

    Applicants should call for a telephone interview 602-908-8379.

    Integrity Tree Service is seeking an experienced tree climber to join our award-winning team. 

    Candidates must have tree climbing experience and demonstrate safe and approved climbing and pruning skills. Rigging and tree removal experience is preferred. Advanced training, crew leadership and career opportunities are available. Starting Pay is $12 to $24/hour DOE plus benefits including: 401(k), health insurance, paid holidays and paid vacations.

    To apply, send a resume or completed employment application to A printable application is available at

    Since 1989, Integrity Tree Service has been providing quality tree care in the greater Phoenix area.

    - First TCIA-Accredited Tree Service in Arizona

    - Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau

    - Recipient of the BBB Business Ethics Award

    - Recipient of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Impact Award

    - Drug-free Workplace

    - Equal Opportunity Employer


    For other available employment opportunities , visit our website at Come work with Integrity!

    posted 01.19.2017

    JOB TITLE: Urban & Community Forestry Conservation Educator



    Department of Forestry and Fire Management

    The mission of the Arizona State Forestry division is to manage and reduce wildfire risk to Arizona’s people, communities, and wildland areas and provide forest resource stewardship through strategic implementation of forest health policies and cooperative forestry assistance programs.

    Visit our website at


    To be considered, applications for this position must be submitted through the online state job portal (; use the search term “Forestry” to quickly find the position.


    1110 West Washington Street, Suite 100 – Phoenix, Arizona 85007


    The Department of Forestry and Fire Management is seeking a part-time Urban & Community Forestry Conservation Educator who will be responsible for assisting with program development and delivery of the Department’s Urban & Community Forestry Program. This position’s responsibilities will include the following:

    Developing and maintaining a robust conservation education program

    Supporting other Cooperative Forestry (Forest Health, Stewardship/Legacy and Wood Utilization) and Fire Prevention/Education programs

    Supporting conservation education initiatives statewide and building a strong statewide network for program delivery

    Serving as the main contact for conservation education initiatives and projects; providing leadership for Cooperative Forestry outreach activities and events including editing the Urban Tree Talk newsletter and planning the State’s Arbor Day celebrations


    The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Knowledge of:

    Project and program coordination (5 – 10 years of professional experience in demonstrated ability)

    Common Microsoft Office Suite applications including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, and experience using InDesign and other design software

    Curriculum development for Arizona Schools and natural resources

    Event organization and hosting; organizing agendas, field trips and event notifications/communications

    Project management (output) and program management (outcome) techniques

    Arizona’s diverse ecosystems and their relationships

    Conservation education and best practices

    Skills in:

    Project budget management (At least 5 years of experience)

    Both written and verbal communication, this role must be able to present in front of small and large groups

    Conservation education or environmental education in informal settings

    Listserv and database management, familiarity with using Constant Contact

    Time management

    Leading initiatives and working with groups

    Written and oral communication

    Ability to:

    Manage multiple programs and projects simultaneously to ensure deliverables are consistent, reliable, accurate and timely

    Identify, promote and implement projects

    Create, engage and support networks within environmental education in Arizona

    Prioritize, plan, analyze and coordinate projects

    Preferred qualifications:

    Master's degree in natural resources, environmental education, forestry horticulture or a closely related field


    The State of Arizona will provide the following to you:

    Competitive salary

    A robust and very affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

    A top-ranked retirement program with 100% employer matched contribution

    10 paid holidays per year

    Accrued vacation and sick days

    Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as: deferred compensation, credit union membership, and a wellness program

    Rewarding work that impacts the people of Arizona


    Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental education, forestry, forest health/insects or a closely related field.

    Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

    Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

    All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

    Having trouble applying for this position?

    Email or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

    POSTED 10.19.2016

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