LA Conservation Corps,

Urban Forestry Tree Supervisor

13 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The LA Conservation Corps (“the Corps”) is a private, non-profit organization that has helped at-risk young adults develop themselves since 1986. To date, more than 20,000 young people have participated in the Corps classes and service projects, learning new skills while contributing to the quality of life for residents of the greater Los Angeles area.

About this job

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Urban Forestry Tree Inspector implements the mission of the LA Conservation Corps by using his or her leadership and technical skills to develop the educational and work skills of young people, enabling them to advance in their own personal and career opportunities. The Urban Forestry Tree Inspector (located at the Griffith Park satellite site) accomplishes this mission by supporting the City Plants Public Space and Residential Yard Tree Planting Program by acting as a technical supervisor who holds program partners accountable and has permission from the City’s Urban Forestry Division to approve projects. S/he also ensures that the communities served receive high quality service

Roles & responsibilities

  • Tree inspection and support of the City Plants Public Space and Residential Yard Programs and other urban forestry and landscape contracts, as necessary.
  • Oversees and coordinates field inspections that support the above-mentioned projects.
  • Generates reports for projects as assigned.
  • Provides support and assistance to the Senior Program Manager.
  • Works closely with UFD to submit Street Tree Permit requests and obtain post sign-off forms.
  • Works closely with local nurseries to ensure tree stock meets Urban Forestry guidelines and specifications and tags the trees upon UFD approval.
  • Inspects tree locations for both pre and post planting.
  • Obtains UFD approved tree planting permits.
  • Attends staff, partner and Community Forestry Advisory Committee (CFAC) meetings.
  • Responsible for program deliverables, goals, and outcomes for all assigned projects.
  • Maintains necessary files and documentation for contractual requirements.
  • Become expert on the City’s Urban Forestry Tree Spacing requirements so that you can properly identify proper and improper planting locations.
  • Become expert in reviewing City Plant partners’ tree planting projects by conducting pre- and post- inspections.
  • Proficient in identifying and selecting tree species.
  • Participates in professional development training opportunities as funding allows.
  • Punctuality and satisfactory attendance are essential functions of the job
  • Working from home is not an option
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills; characterized by identifying, assimilating and comprehending the critical elements of various situations, and extracting and interpreting the implications of courses of action.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written); characterized by actively listening and ensuring respectful two-way communication.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding, and the ability to effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate strong time management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate a high level of accountability, responsibility, and dependability.
  • Demonstrate teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, self-discipline and self-awareness.
  • Ability to prepare concise, logical and grammatically correct documents, reports, and presentations.
  • Ability to accept, direct and perform responsibilities and assigned tasks as a project team member in support of the overall project.
  • Ability to explain policies, procedures, directions and represent the Corps’ philosophy and values to a wide range of audiences including corpsmembers, programmatic staff, management and the public.
  • Ability to structure tasks, establish priorities and set goals.
  • Ability to effectively perform the physical requirements of the job, as well as train others.
  • Ability to effectively provide presentations, work demonstrations, and instruction to others to promote and establish of culture of safety.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Intermediate level of computer skills (Microsoft Office environment) including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, software and Internet research.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, integrity and the ability to keep information confidential.
  • Uses good judgment, evaluates alternatives in the achievement of quality outcomes.
  • Results-/Solution-oriented; flexible.
  • Passion for the Corps and ability to articulate its mission.

To apply

Complete application and provide resume and cover letter at The Los Angeles Conservation Corps only employs individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States

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