Development Review Arborist – Temporary

  • Employer: City of Kirkland, Washington
  • Location: Kirkland, Washington
  • Salary: $5,698.00 - $6,703.00 per month

Job Description

Minimum Salary: $5,698.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,703.00 per month
Posted Date: April 06, 2017
Closes: April 24, 2017

Do you want to work for a Tree City and be part of an organization that highly values its urban forest?  The Development Review Arborist provides arboricultural development review services for the Planning and Building Department. Essential responsibilities for the position include:

  1. Evaluates significant trees on development sites, including review of tree plans and proposals for tree protection and removal for compliance with development regulations.
  2. Reviews tree removal notifications and tree permits for compliance with regulations.
  3. Participates as needed in pre-application and pre-construction meetings.
  4. Evaluates/assesses hazard trees.
  5. Conducts field inspections of landscape projects to determine compliance with designs, plans, specifications, and conditions of approval.
  6. Provides information to the general public, permit applicants, and public officials (over the telephone, at the counter, through e-mail, and at meetings) regarding the City’s tree regulations and policies. Provides advice concerning appropriate tree planting and maintenance practices.
  7. Works to resolve disputes and facilitate consensus on issues pertaining to trees, and serves as a technical resource to City officials involved in dispute resolution.
  8. Provides peer review of arborist reports for compliance with development regulations.
  9. Plans and conducts training sessions for staff, arborists, applicants and citizens on development regulations and in the care and maintenance of trees and plantings.
  10. Supports Planning staff with site visits and inspections.
  11. Supports the Code Enforcement Officer, including code analysis and site visits.

Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Occasional attendance at meetings and off-site visits before or after normal working hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of professional work experience in the field of Arboriculture (or a closely related field) or a two-year degree in arboriculture and two years of practical experience. International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification and Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) required at the time of hire. Ability to perform site visits is required. Valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Job involves deskwork and extensive customer contact at the counter, on the phone, and via email. Reports and correspondence are typically prepared at the computer terminal. Frequent site visits to building sites, or vacant properties may involve rugged and dirty conditions and exposure to inclement weather conditions.

Union Affiliation

As a condition of employment, must become a member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) within 30 days of employment or meet alternate regulations as set forth in the Agreement between the Union and the City.

Selection Process

Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Special Note

This is a temporary position with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2018.  The City may request additional funding for the position in the future as part of the 2019-2020 budget.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening may commence prior to the closing date.

How to Apply

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