Regional Urban Forestry Coordinator

Location: Eau Claire, WI
Deadline: September 12, 2016

Job Duties:   
The Urban Forestry Coordinator works in partnership to develop, administer and implement the urban forestry assistance program.  The goal of the program is to increase public and private urban forest canopy to supply the full array of benefits. This position is the technical expert and thought leader for the Division in this urban Forestry service area, setting the pace for the Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and transfer of knowledge.

The Urban Forestry Coordinator is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, inter-divisional teams, and partner groups.  This position maintains cutting-edge knowledge and expertise by staying abreast of current research and maintaining an effective professional network to increase the capacity of partners to provide urban forestry services. The position represents Urban Forestry within the assigned area, and is responsible for establishing, directing and implementing program policy and procedures, advising on critical issues, providing service to clients, and developing working relationships with other urban resource management functions. The position contributes to statewide urban forestry policy development and implementation.

The customer base for this position is Wisconsin communities, urban forestry-related professional, nonprofit and private sectors and Division staff, including three central office bureaus and four districts, as well as colleagues throughout the Department and key partner groups.