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Urban Forester I  

Category Tree Operations  
Location Washington, DC  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Employment Terms At Will  
Position Reports To Director of Tree Planting  


The Urban Forester 1 (UF1) is responsible for the management and smooth execution of Casey Trees’ tree planting
programs on both public and private lands. This incumbent fields and schedules tree planting and related consultations
on a year-round basis with property owners and others, responds to referrals from local government, industry partners
and others. The Urban Forester also coordinates spring, fall and winter tree plantings to flow seamlessly with other tree
planting activities and events.

General Functions:

  • Manages planting initiatives funded through public or private sources
  • Fields planting requests; conducts pre- and post-site visits; recommends tree species within Casey Trees’guidelines; submits procurement requests; schedules planting of tree(s); conducts follow-up site visits, maintenance requests and project needs
  • Assists the Director of Tree Planting and Urban Forestry Manager with program monitoring, evaluation od planted trees, maintenance needs, and program enhancement
  • Responds to public inquiries, conducts community outreach, teaches classes and assists with various organization-wide activities and events
  • Maintains and cultivates relationships with individuals, organizations and groups to engage, educate and involve them in Casey Trees’ mission; attends community meetings to promote CT activities and events
  • Communicates and distributes information/promotional materials including flyers, brochures, publications, press releases, etc.
  • Provides support for trainings, classes, workshops, tours, demonstrations, etc.
  • Collaborates across the organization to execute grants, contracts, programs and activities
  • Demonstrates professionalism and models positive behaviors for staff and volunteers
  • Provides clear direction and feedback for Tree Planting staff to ensure superior quality of work and on-time completion
  • Promotes a safety culture by coordinating trainings and eliminating/controlling hazardous conditions resulting
  • from human error, equipment and machine operations that may lead to human injury and/or property damage
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures including, but not limited to attendance, timeliness, conduct, professionalism, appearance, customer service, etc.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
Position Requirements
  • ISA Certified Arborist credential upon hire, or; within the first year of employment
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, ability to safely drive work vehicles including a pickup truck and trailer
  • Knowledge of, and ability to learn Geographic Information Systems, SalesForce, and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to develop business, and curate projects with existing or new clientele
  • Professional demeanor; excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and oral communication abilities, and; the ability to positively and professionally interact and work with diverse audiences such as homeowners, volunteers, and professionals
  • Knowledge of urban tree planting/landscape operations, tree stock type and sizes, selection, nursery operations, ANSI standards, etc.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment
About the Organization Casey Trees is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation's capital. For more information visit our website at:  
EOE Statement Casey Trees is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Casey Trees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

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