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Urban Forester (Program Manager) - City of San Jose

The City of San Jose is looking for an Urban Forester - Program Manager.


Urban Forester - Program Manager

Application deadline:  November 21, 2022

This is a unique opportunity to help build an urban forestry program from the ground up as the first Urban Forester for the City of San José! We are looking for someone with vision, perseverance, and a strong desire to make a positive change as part of a local government.

San José’s quality of life is unsurpassed. Surrounded by the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountain ranges and enjoying an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, residents have easy access to the beaches along the California coast including Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Carmel; Yosemite and Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada; local and Napa Valley wine country, and the rich cultural and recreational life of the entire Bay region.

Reporting to the DOT Deputy Director for Infrastructure Maintenance and overseeing the City’s Arborist office and staff, this new position is part of a substantial augmentation of an existing program which is currently focused on the enforcement of the municipal code, managing tree pruning and removal permits, and limited planting activities.

Download this document for more information: 

Urban Forester Ad_City of San Jose.pdf


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For more information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting

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