Forestry Intern (Seasonal)
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- Employment Status
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:
- Identifying diseased/infested trees-Dutch elm disease, oak wilt, and emerald ash borer on public and private property.
- GPS locations, document, and mail notifications.
- Identify species, condition rate, etc.
- Inspect, document, and mail notifications.
- Identify, assist in cutting/removal/treatment.
- GPS/fix/install boundary markers
- 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.
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:
- Criminal History Check
- Driver's License Check
- 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