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Arborist II

The Prospect Park Alliance is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with City of New York and the community to restore, maintain and operate Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s flagship Park. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design, and serves the community by providing public programming and Park amenities. Recently, the Prospect Park Alliance completed Lakeside, the most ambitious project in Prospect Park since its creation. The 26-acre redesign of the southeast corner of the Park features the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, designed by the architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams in collaboration with the Alliance, which provides seasonal ice skating, water play and a café, as well as the restoration of the surrounding landscape.

The Prospect Park Alliance is currently seeking an Arborist II to assist in managing over 12,000 landscape trees. The Arborist II will act as leader of the arboriculture field operations and have the opportunity to gain experience and exposure to a wide variety of tree-care related tasks and also to work in the midst of a historic park with large beautiful and rare trees.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise one (1) arboriculture staff
  • Collaborate with manager, development department and donors to implement donor tree planting program
  • Maintain new trees, including planting, weeding, mulching, watering, fencing, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control
  • Assess tree hazards and bring to attention of manager
  • Inspect trees prior to capital projects and make condition assessments
  • Exercise safe and proper techniques for tree removal, pruning, and preventive care on ground, in bucket truck and climbing with ropes
  • Train and supervise others in safe and proper techniques for tree removal, pruning, and preventive care on ground, in bucket truck and climbing with ropes
  • Establish maintenance regimes for mature trees, including soil remediation, deadwood pruning, and pest control
  • Responsible for safe and appropriate use of materials, equipment, vehicles and plant in use by the team to achieve established goals
  • Ensure proper maintenance and use of heavy equipment including but not limited to bucket truck, wood chipper, dump truck, and tractor
  • Document daily activities and maintain database for all trees and tree work in the Park

Qualifications

  • A degree in Forestry or a related field plus two (2) years of arboriculture experience, or four (4) years arboriculture experience
  • ISA certification
  • NYS CDL Class B Driver’s License (or obtained within 6 months of hire)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Preferred qualifications include supervisory experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office, GIS experience, and experience working with the public

How to apply

Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectation to job291@prospectpark.org.  This position offers an excellent benefits package.

The Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.  No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

 

Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectation to job291@prospectpark.org.

The Prospect Park Alliance offers a full benefits package.

No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

The Prospect Park Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.