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Position Overview: 

ArborPro is seeking a skilled and motivated GIS Urban Forest Analyst to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a passion for leveraging spatial data to support urban forestry initiatives. This role will involve conducting spatial analysis, developing GIS-based solutions, and providing actionable insights to optimize urban forest management strategies.  Experience with remote sensing and lidar is required. 

 

Key Responsibilities: 

– Collect, analyze, and manage spatial data related to urban forests using GIS software (e.g., ArborPro GIS, ArcGIS). 

– Perform spatial analysis to assess tree canopy coverage, identify high-priority areas for tree planting and maintenance, and quantify ecosystem services provided by urban forests. 

– Develop and implement GIS-based solutions to support urban forestry management objectives, such as optimizing tree planting strategies, assessing tree health and vitality, and mitigating urban heat island effects. 

– Collaborate with clients and internal stakeholders to understand their needs and requirements, and develop customized GIS solutions tailored to their specific goals and objectives. 

– Generate clear and concise reports, maps, and visualizations to communicate findings and recommendations to clients and project teams. 

– Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in GIS technology, urban forestry, and environmental conservation, and apply this knowledge to enhance ArborPro’s products and services. 

 

Qualifications: 

– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Urban Planning, or a related field. 

– Proficiency in GIS software, with experience using tools such as ArborPro GIS, ArcGIS, QGIS, or similar platforms. 

– Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex spatial data and derive actionable insights. 

– Knowledge of urban forestry principles and practices, including tree species identification, tree canopy analysis, and ecosystem services provided by urban forests. 

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with clients and project teams. 

– Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 

– Commitment to environmental sustainability and a passion for promoting healthy, resilient urban forests. 

 

Benefits: 

– Competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, retirement savings plan, and paid time off. 

– Opportunities for professional development and training in GIS technology and urban forestry best practices. 

– A supportive and collaborative work environment with opportunities for growth and advancement. 

– The chance to make a meaningful impact on urban sustainability and environmental conservation efforts. 

 

Location 

We are seeking candidates for projects nationwide. We are based in Southern California and as such have opportunities to work on a long-term basis in California, but travel will be required to other states when necessary. The ideal candidate need not live in any of these places as all travel expenses and housing will be paid by the company along with a vehicle for work purposes. A knowledge of local tree species in the Southeast, West Coast, or Midwest/Northeast is preferred. 

Position Description 

 

We are currently looking to add a dynamic Inventory Arborist Technician to our passionate team of environmental professionals. 
 

Job Duties 

Our data collectors will provide municipalities, universities, and our government clients with the services and solutions needed to manage trees and urban forests efficiently and effectively. Data collectors will be entrusted to inspect the trees and other vegetation to identify common defects. Job duties include, but are not limited to: 
 

  • Identify native and non-native trees at various locations and habitats. 
  • Utilize specialized equipment to survey the tree including measuring DBH, Height, crown width as well as various other attributes. 
  •  Understand trees typical growth rates and recognize indicators of common diseases and pest infestations. 
  • Prescribe appropriate tree work needed to mitigate risk. 
  • Identify hazardous situations. 
  • Identify hardscape damage. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications  

An individual must be able to perform each essential job duty consistently and satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Required 

  • Exceptional knowledge of tree species across the US 
  • Valid Drivers License/ Good driving record 
  • Minimum one year experience conducting tree inventories or evaluations.  
  • Proficient working knowledge of computers (Microsoft Suite) 
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Ability to work outside, often in adverse weather conditions 
  • Ability to work independently of supervision 

Preferred 

  • Two-to-four-year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Environmental Science, Plant Biology or related discipline or equivalent experience in similar positions is desired. 
  • ISA Certification Preferred but not required 
  • ISA TRAQ qualified 

 

Additional Information 
 

What We Offer:  

  • Paid time off and paid holidays. 
  • Opportunities for advancement. 
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided. 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match. 
  • Company provided vehicle for business use or vehicle reimbursement program (on approved vehicles) 
  • Company provided cell phone 
  • Company provided fuel card 
  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • 48 hours sick time after 90 days 
  • 40 hours of vacation usable after 1 year 
  • Holiday pay after 1 year 
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas. 
     

Benefit Conditions: 

  • Probationary period will apply. 

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