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Urban Forestry Canopy Intern 

Open Date 6/10/2021  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-Bargaining  
Division Venues Parks and Arts  
Location Facilities & Grounds  
Reports To Director-Development  
Schedule Monday-Friday, during the hours of 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Schedule may vary based on departmental needs. Maximum of 15 hours per week.  
Pay Rate $15.00/hr.  

Assists Forestry Management on the ongoing urban canopy expansion for Venues Parks & Arts. Works and observes in different aspects of the Forestry department. Personal contact will be with staff and the public.

This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Assists Arborist in daily operations as needed.
• Performs Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data collection to map current tree canopy.
• Uses knowledge to assist in identifying future urban nursery locations on vacant lots.
• Compiles research to generate implementation steps to assist the City of South Bend to reach its commitment of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
• Assists in creating a long-term planting and canopy improvement plan for the City.
• Creates advocacy and education documents to assist in increasing community engagement through outreach and education.
• Attends divisional and departmental staff meetings, as requested.
• Networks with professionals in multiple fields and the local community.

• Assumes additional duties and responsibilities as assigned or as needed.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Requirements

• Current undergraduate or graduate student in good standing interested in learning on the job training relating to the fields of forestry, sustainability, agriculture, natural sciences, urban management, or a related field.

• Knowledge of or can readily learn various software applications.
• Ability to communicate effectively and work with patrons of all ages.
• Ability to understand and carry out instructions.

• Valid Driver’s required.

Desktop/laptop computer; mobile devices (i.e. iPad, tablet, smartphone); telephone; safety equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work is performed outside as well as in an office setting, with moderate inside temperatures. Outside temperatures vary with weather. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in the office and varies in the field. Entire office and all city vehicles are smoke-free.

Required Pre-employment drug screen  
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.

***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at and Office of Human Resources at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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