Forester / Natural Resources Supervisor

Deadline: January 23, 2015

CITY FORESTER/NATURAL RESOURCES SUPERVISOR PARKS, RECREATION AND PUBLIC LANDS DEPARTMENT
This position will be responsible for tree care and maintenance programs within the City of Billings. Responsibilities include planning, developing and implementing comprehensive Urban Forestry and Natural Resources programs; training and supervision of staff; work scheduling; development and management of grants, contracts and in-house projects in developed parks, natural area park lands, public open space and other public facilities and properties. Examples of programs to be managed are: Urban tree programs, Horticulture programs, tree inventories and GIS mapping, tree and landscape installations, natural resources management and other city wide vegetation management programs. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with the general public and community groups. The position requires a high degree of understanding of Urban Forestry management and operations and is able to work with considerable initiative.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor degree in forestry, urban forestry, horticulture, natural resources or closely related field
• 2 or more years of combined education and experience
• Commercial, Class B Type II driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire
• Experience with city government and knowledge of department operations preferred
• International Society of Arboriculture Arborist certification – or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire
• Montana Department of Agriculture Government Applicator License—or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire

Salary:

• Annual salary range for this position is $44,112 - $58,238, plus excellent benefits Required Application Materials:
• City of Billings application
• Cover letter
• Resume

More Information/ Applying:

All City of Billings positions are subject to pre-employment drug tests.
The application and supporting documents can be submitted online at www.ci.billings.mt.us or to City of Billings, Human Resources, 210 N. 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101. Incomplete applications 
APPLICATIONS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED WILL STILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO RE-APPLY. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN HUMAN RESOURCES BY 5:00 ON JANUARY 23, 2015