Eugene's Urban Forestry program is primarily responsible for approximately 76,000 street trees of 406 varieties. This portion of our urban forest has an estimate value of $151 million, and a conservatively estimated $5 million in annual benefits to Eugene residents. The FY19 operating budget allocation is $2.2 million to maintain these important assets. Urban Forestry's mission is to maximize the social, economic and environmental benefits of Eugene's urban forest and to minimize its costs and liabilities by means of adaptive management and community engagement.
The Urban Forestry Supervisor leads a team of nine urban foresters in a range of classifications from Park Specialists, Technical Specialists and Management Analyst. The team is highly credentialed, most recently obtaining accreditation by Society of Municipal Arborists. Every member of the team is an ISA Certified Arborist and many hold multiple additional ISA certifications including six Municipal Specialists, eight Tree Risk Assessors, two Tree Worker/Climber Specialists and three Certified Master Arborists.
The City will consider ANY combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities as qualifying. One way to obtain the knowledge, abilities and skills would be:
Experience: Five years of experience in urban forestry, or related field, involving extensive experience dealing with multiple government agencies, elected officials and the public. Supervisory experience preferred.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from and accredited college or university with major course work in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or a related field.
License or Certificate: Certification as a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), or ability to obtain within one year.
About City of Eugene Public Works
In 1944, the citizens of Eugene adopted a council/manager form of government. In this form of government, the City Council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The City Manager,hired by the City Council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the City Council’s direction.The City has over 1,400 employees and a $450 million total budget. The City of Eugene is a service-oriented and welcoming organization that provides services through six departments:• Central Services• Fire & Emergency Medical Services• Police• Library, Recreation and Cultural Services• Planning and Development• Public Works
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