Urban Forester I – County of Fairfax

Hiring Organization:
County of Fairfax

City:
Fairfax

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Application Deadline:
July 10, 2020

FAIRFAX COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:Urban Forester I

20-01011
DPWES Stormwater Management

 

SALARY: $21.63 – $36.06 Hourly
$1,730.73 – $2,884.54 Biweekly
$44,998.93 – $74,998.14 Annually
Pay Grade: S18
LOCATION: HERRITY BUILDING (B-2), 12055 GOVERNMENT CENTER PKWY, FAIRFAX (EJ26)
OPENING DATE: 06/27/20
CLOSING DATE: 07/10/20 11:59 PM
POSTING TYPE: Promotional
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Assists with the planning, coordination, and implementation of all field activities related to forest pest management. Field activities can range from checking and processing forest pest monitoring traps, evaluating the health and condition of trees, and applying pesticides to treat for forest pests. Educates citizens about forest pest biology, impact, and control options. Delivers presentations at public information meetings and classrooms. Creates updates and distributes program publication. Works under the supervision of the Urban Forester III.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, landscape architecture, agriculture or related field.CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture (Within 12 months of appointment)
  • Pesticide Applicator (VA) (Within 12 months of appointment)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver’s license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

The appointee to this position will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis. Are you willing and able to perform this function

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of urban forestry, forest pest management and arboricultural practices.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to conduct vegetation and forest pest surveys.
  • Basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems software and the ability to generate maps, charts and associated reports using these technologies.
  • Ability to communicate technical and semi-technical issues effectively, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Ability to perform field investigations. Ability to be physically active for three hours at a time. Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures. Ability to use hand tools. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse sites in terrain that is not level. Work requires performing tasks in adverse weather conditions. Ability to access tight spaces, crawl, reach, and stoop. Ability to bend, stoop, crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. Work requires performing tasks in adverse weather conditions. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fairfaxcounty/default.cfm12000 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-4900

HRCentral@fairfaxcounty.gov

Position #20-01011
URBAN FORESTER I
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