Urban Forestry Seasonal Positions

  • Employer: Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Salary: $17.50/hr

Job Description

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is now hiring seasonal staff to work with our Outreach and Science team. Join a fun and collaborative group that works with people and trees. There are multiple positions available to assist with our tree monitoring and tree planting programs, with a focus on expanding urban canopy in historically under-served areas.

For more information and to apply, please see the posting on the City of Portland Jobs website here.

Urban Forestry Outreach and Science Assistant (one position available)
This position provides support to a variety of Urban Forestry projects including: field checks for tree permit compliance, entering and organizing tree data, and providing event support. This position will research permits, contact permit holders, and visit sites to determine if trees were planted as required.

Tree Giveaway Assistant (two positions available)
Urban Forestry gives away free trees for planting in yards at large events each fall. These positions will support all aspects of the Yard Tree Giveaway program. In summer, trees from past events will be visited and monitored to assess tree health, planting, and survival. In fall, event preparation for 2020 giveaways will include event organization, registration support, and customer service. This position represents the program to the public, works closely with volunteers and tree recipients, and is responsible for collecting and managing tree data.


Tree Establisher (Seasonal Maintenance Worker)

Multiple positions are also open for Tree Establishers under the Seasonal Maintenance Worker (SMW) job classification. Work begins in early May and continues until mid-October. Pay starts at $15.21/hour. Read the SMW position description here. Once you have submitted your application, contact the Operations Supervisor, Larry Maginnis, at Larry.Maginnis@portlandoregon.gov to ensure that your application reaches Urban Forestry.

Adult Crew Leader - Youth Conservation Crew (Community Service Aide II)

Inspire the next generation of conservation leaders through environmental career exposure, job skills, interpersonal skills, and community building. As a Youth Conservation Crew Leader, you will mentor and supervise 6 youth ages 14-19 from diverse backgrounds as they complete important work in our natural areas, build job and life skills, and earn a paycheck. Read the position description here, and see this website for more information on the YCC program: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ycc.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please see the posting on Urban Forestry's website here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ufjobs. You may apply to one or both positions simultaneously.