Street Tree Inventory Specialist


Paid

Yes

Wage

$15.00 per hour

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week for 6 months; start and end dates are approximate

Published:

05/15/2018

Application Deadline

06/01/2018

Start Date

06/04/2018

End Date

11/30/2018

Address

1515 Arch Street
One Parkway Building, 10th Floor
Philadelphia
PA
19102
United States

Description

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking four employees for the duration of six months to assist in the data collection and inventory of street trees. These individuals are needed to record the species, size, and location of street trees located in the City of Philadelphia. This work will be mainly field based, using the Collector App for ArcGIS online with an iPad. The Street Tree Inventory Specialists will perform all work following established Philadelphia Parks & Recreation protocols to ensure quality, expertise and consistency of the data collection. The specialists will work closely with arborists in Parks & Recreation’s Street Tree Management Division.


Qualifications:

 

·        Candidate must have experience in tree identification and arboricultural knowledge

·        Currently enrolled in a degree program in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, or related field

·        Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, or related field

·        Preferred: Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware, software, and terminology

·        Hired employee must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia



Other Requirements:


·        Valid State driver’s license

·        Reliable form of transportation to complete field work

·        Able to work in outdoor conditions

·        Familiar with data collection and GIS systems

·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

·        Able to read, interpret, and follow maps

·        Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing

·        Familiar with the City of Philadelphia

·        Applicants will be given a criminal background check



Location:


Wissahickon Hall, 5795 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19144.


Hours:


This is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week (no benefits).

Pay: $15.00/hr

Approximate start date: June 4, 2018

Length of Appointment: 6 months


Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2018

Positions Available: 4

Benefits

This is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week. No benefits.

How To Apply

streettree.info@phila.gov

https://beta.phila.gov/media/20180503170428/Street-Tree-Inventory-Specialist-2018.pdf

Materials required in your application for this position:

1.   1 or 2 page resume in PDF form or hard copy. The file name should include your first name, your last name, and the word “resume” (eg: Mary Jones Resume)

2.   1 page cover letter in PDF form or hard copy. The file name should include your first name, your last name, and the words “cover letter” (eg: Mary Jones Cover Letter)


Applications will be considered incomplete if they do not include the two items above, in the lengths and title formats specified. You will be notified by email when your application is received.

 

 

 

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume and references to:


Frances Piller

Operations District Manager

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

One Parkway Building, 10th Floor

1515 Arch St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Streettree.info@Phila.gov

215-685-4360


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