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Urban Forestry Specialist 11 month Position

Actively Recruiting

Openings

40 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 11, 2018 - August 10, 2019

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location

  • San Jose, CA

Contact Information

Bryan Hammond
americorps@ourcityforest.org

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Description

Our City Forest (OCF) Service team members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps. OCF Service Team Members will be part of one of the following teams: Community Planting, Nursery or Lawn Busters. All members will:

be trained on best practices of maintaining a green and healthy urban forest in the Silicon Valley,
strive to maximize volunteer participation in their individual programs, acting as trainers, coaches, & coordinators
conduct outreach efforts to residents and businesses to garner investment and stewardship pertaining to our mission,
provide friendly, professional customer service,
actively seek opportunities for greening projects,
organize and implement projects,
Proportion of field to office work varies with program assignment. Depending on the team, some members may:

cultivate drought-tolerant plants and trees at our nursery,
plant and care for trees and shrubs in neighborhoods, schools and parks,
be trained in basic landscape design,
educate residents on best water-wise landscaping practices,
complete office tasks such as email correspondence, scheduling appointments, planning logistics, and detailed data entry,
participate in field work necessary for project preparation, and project day execution,
conduct classroom and community presentations, or
represent Our City Forest at various community outreach events.

Our City Forest (OCF) Service team members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps. OCF Service Team Members will be part of one of the following teams: Community Planting, Nursery or Lawn Busters. All members will:

be trained on best practices of maintaining a green and healthy urban forest in the Silicon Valley,
strive to maximize volunteer participation in their individual programs, acting as trainers, coaches, & coordinators
conduct outreach efforts to residents and businesses to garner investment and stewardship pertaining to our mission,
provide friendly, professional customer service,
actively seek opportunities for greening projects,
organize and implement projects,
Proportion of field to office work varies with program assignment. Depending on the team, some members may:

cultivate drought-tolerant plants and trees at our nursery,
plant and care for trees and shrubs in neighborhoods, schools and parks,
be trained in basic landscape design,
educate residents on best water-wise landscaping practices,
complete office tasks such as email correspondence, scheduling appointments, planning logistics, and detailed data entry,
participate in field work necessary for project preparation, and project day execution,
conduct classroom and community presentations, or
represent Our City Forest at various community outreach events.
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Living Allowance

$1545 - $1545 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Qualify for SNAP (Cal Fresh) and Medicare

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Bryan Hammond
americorps@ourcityforest.org

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