The City of San Diego has two vacant positions in urban forestry, for a Horticulturalist to implement tree maintenance programs and City Forester to develop and lead city-wide urban forestry programs.

The Horticulturalist (urban forester) position closes October 22nd.

DUTIES: plan, coordinate and implement urban forestry, or tree maintenance programs; administer and inspect the work of private contractors; make inspections of public right of way tree conditions to determine work priorities; provide technical horticultural expertise to subordinates, supervisors and other City departments; evaluate and rate the work of subordinates and contractors; and perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Horticulture or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of full-time professional-level street tree management, park maintenance, or nursery management experience (urban forestry is not listed but is target education/experience for this position).

The City Forester position will be advertised this fall at the senior Program Manager level. To get copy of the announcement, indicate interest in Planning and Development jobs; then the City will send an email notification when the City Forester/Senior Planner position is announced.