Under the direct supervision of the park director, the Forester manages and coordinates daily work assignments in conjunction with the park manager. The Forester professionally plans, implements and maintains aspects of Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center's natural forested areas, fruit, historic and memorial trees, landscaping and tree nursery.
This position requires a self-motivated individual with a "can do attitude," willing to work indoors or outdoors in all weather conditions, not afraid to get their hands dirty, and capable of conducting a variety of tasks in the course of a normal day.
A (4) four-year Bachelors of Science degree in forestry, forest management or related curriculum
Bachelors of Science in science, nature or history related curriculum
and a minimum of one (1) year of forestry experience
A two-year (2) Associates Degree
and a minimum of two (2) years related experience
Four (4) years minimum experience in a similar position or field of work.
A Pesticide Applicator's License (in Lawn & Ornamental and Weed control) as issued through the Texas Structural Pest Control Board is required to perform this job; continued employment is contingent upon obtaining referenced licenses. OR the ability to obtain a Pest Control Operator's license within one (1) year of hire.
Must possess and maintain a valid Texas driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 Periodically exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; vibration; night-time shifts; and routine use of a computer monitor. The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.
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 duties.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
Stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle, feel and reach with hands and arms; frequently required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell; regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
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