Forestry Intern (Seasonal)

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Location
Eden Prairie, MN
Posted
Jan 23, 2019
Closes
Feb 22, 2019
Ref
FORES01318
Category
Other
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Seasonal
Forestry Intern (Seasonal) Position Details

Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS), non-exempt

Salary: Starts at $13.00 - $16.00 per hour (depending on qualifications)

Location:Maintenance Facility (15150 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344)

Hours: PT/FT hours available ; FT hours (M-F 7am-3:30pm)

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Parks & Natural Resources Manager

 

Park & Natural Resources

The Parks and Natural Resources Division is responsible for providing the citizens and users of the City’s park system with safe, properly maintained, and high quality facilities. The Division is responsible for developing and maintaining the park and open space system with facilities that meet the community needs. Wildlife, forestry and natural resources management are a top priority of this division.

Position Details

The duties and responsibilities of the Forestry Intern/Seasonal include:

  1. Identifying diseased/infested trees-Dutch elm disease, oak wilt, and emerald ash borer on public and private property.
    • GPS locations, document, and mail notifications.
  2. Inventory trees on public property using GPS mobile device.
    • Identify species, condition rate, etc.
  3. Assist with noxious weed/tall grass complaints
    • Inspect, document, and mail notifications.
  4. Invasive species removal
    • Identify, assist in cutting/removal/treatment.
  5. Inspecting and maintaining park and conservation area boundary markers.
    • GPS/fix/install boundary markers
  6. Young tree maintenance
    • Watering, pruning, etc.

Must maintain driver's license and have own transportation for the job (mileage reimbursement).

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements

Education: Degree in Forestry, Horticulture or related field, or working toward completion of related degree; must obtain Minnesota DNR Forestry Tree Inspector Certification within 2 months of employment

Work Experience: Experience working in an outdoor environment with limited supervision and have working knowledge of trees and plants required; experience within the field of urban forestry or horticulture preferred.

Physical Requirements: This position requires ability to read maps and use compass, work outdoors (may have to work in hot and humid conditions), walking on uneven surfaces and through varied terrain.

 

City Expectations

All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Performance, Relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts. 

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles. 

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated. 

Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  1. Criminal History Check
  2. Driver's License Check
  3. Drug & Alcohol Test

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment with the City. 

City of Eden Prairie Recruitment Timeline

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Review Applications/Select Candidates: As applications are received

Interviews: As applications are received

Expected Start Date: Mid-May - Negotiable

 

 

 

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