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Urban Forester (Project/Program Manager III)

Company: Urban Forestry
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Urban Forester (Project/Program Manager III)

  • Urban Forestry Program Leadership, including leading work on urban tree retention, urban tree canopy assessments and planting and stewardship projects, coordinating with cities on urban forestry, collaborating with across King County (including the Parks division and the Department of Local Services) as well as other possible focus areas such as urban forestry workforce development.
  • Lead a variety of high-profile, intra- and inter-agency, multi-partner/multi-stakeholder, and time sensitive Urban Forestry projects.
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations to senior staff in DNRP and DLS to assess, enhance and implement tree retention and canopy cover ordinances; engage with Executive level and King County Council staff as appropriate.
  • Represent the Department of Natural Resources on various urban forestry teams and committees, to provide subject matter expertise to inform and shape policies and programs.
  • Develop work plans for the program, establish priorities and deadlines with other work groups, and create performance measurements to evaluate program results and continuously improve its efficiency and effectiveness. -Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Urban Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Urban Forestry, or another closely related discipline OR combination of education, training and /or experience that demonstrates the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties described in this job announcement
    • Experience leading complex programs that require engagement with partners and stakeholders
    • Experience managing programs related to Urban Forestry, including planning, implementation, and project management
    • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.Preferred Qualifications
      • Understanding of King County and municipal land use code related to protection, management and enhancement of urban trees and urban forest canopy cover
      • Experience with assessment, development, or implementation of county or city urban tree retention ordinances
      • Experience working with elected officials, employees at all levels, and the public
      • Experience creating, launching, and managing a new program

Keywords: Urban Forestry, Seattle , Urban Forester (Project/Program Manager III), Executive , Seattle, Washington

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