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Position open: Arizona Urban/Community Forestry Coordinator

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Arizona Forestry Division
Land Manager I
Location: 1110 W. Washington, Phoenix.
Job ID #1000058622
Salary Grade 21
Salary Range $39,983-$54,069

The Arizona State Forestry Division provides for the prevention and suppression of wildland fires on state and private lands located outside of incorporated municipalities. This mission is accomplished through the use of cooperative agreements with local, state and federal agencies as well as other entities organized to prevent and suppress wildfires. To further enhance these capabilities, State Forestry Fuels and Fire Crews are provided through the Arizona Department of Corrections. The Forestry Division is also engaged in forest management and urban and community forestry activities designed to enhance forest health. We are currently looking for a Land Manager to join our team.

This position is responsible for implementation of Cooperative Forestry Urban and Community Forestry programs throughout Arizona, planning to assist Arizona communities manage parks and community trees, and management of the Arizona Tree City USA program.  Also responsible for managing a federal pass-through grant program to support Urban and Community Forestry activities; developing standards, assisting grant applicants, insuring criteria are met, and administrative duties.  Works with diverse stakeholder groups.

*Knowledge of principles/practices of urban forest ecosystems management, applicable laws, standards and guidelines for administration of state, federal, and other urban forestry grant programs
*Knowledge of instruction facilitation and consensus building
*Knowledge of leadership, management, public relations and decision making
*Skill in written and verbal communication, strong decision making skills
*Skill in applying principles and techniques as well as supervision and leadership
*Computer skills to facilitate communications and productivity
*Effective verbal and written communications, planning, organization, and implementation of urban forestry programs
*Work effectively with city and town managers, volunteers, urban professionals and communities
*Preferably a degree in forestry or other natural resources management, on the ground training and formal tree care courses, certifications such as Master Gardener Program, experience working with volunteer groups are desired.  Five or more years of experience in Cooperative Forestry programs.
*Valid Arizona Driver's License

**All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health and dental coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous leave programs. Our work environment offers multiple training opportunities and encourages career development. To submit your resume for consideration, please hit the "APPLY" button below.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
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