Urban Forestry Community Stewardship Supervisor (Supervisor I - E) - #1671913

City of Portland, OR

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Portland, OR
Salary: $94,390.4 - $122,636.8 per year
Contract type: Full time

The Position

Job Appointment: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri. 7am - 3:30pm, some evening and weekend work

Benefit: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume

Position Summary:

Join us as the Urban Forestry (UF) Community Stewardship Supervisor, where you'll play a pivotal role growing Portland’s tree canopy. In this dynamic leadership position, you will spearhead UF's Community Stewardship program, overseeing a team of passionate individuals dedicated to engaging diverse communities in urban tree planting and care. Together the team manages outreach, volunteer, and community education programs. The team’s work includes signing up residents for thousands of free trees, volunteer events to plant and care for trees, a summer Youth Conservation Crew, Arbor Day, and more.

Historic investment in urban tree planting and protection is poised to make a transformative impact in Portland by growing shade and reducing heat in communities where trees are needed the most. We are seeking a supervisor who is deeply committed to ensuring that underserved communities are at the heart of our tree planting, care, and outreach initiatives. In this exciting role you will work in both the office and field. You will also spend significant time working with partners in the community.

What you'll get to do:

Program Oversight
  • Design and lead a comprehensive plan for community outreach, education, and engagement that places equity and environmental justice at its core through trees.
  • Establish, track, and report on program and partner goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Oversee volunteer and education programs, implementation of best practices for volunteer training and safety, and tracking of hours and demographics.
  • Train, coach, and supervise a team of four permanent employees and multiple seasonal staff.
  • Ensure that outreach, education, and stewardship work for youth and adults adheres to arboricultural best practices, promoting safety, equity, and excellence.
  • Provide leadership that fosters collaboration, inclusion, and equity.
Partnerships and Contracts
  • Recruit, develop, and maintain relationships with community organizations.
  • Manage contracted partnerships for tree outreach and education, especially for the Portland Clean Energy Fund Equitable Tree Canopy program.
  • Collaborate with partners and contractors to drive tree planting sign-ups, aiming to meet ambitious goals of planting 10,000 trees each year.
  • Lead partnership efforts with active listening, empathy, and creative problem-solving.
  • Guide staff in providing contractor support for outreach and education contracts.
  • Lead the team’s communication and messaging through website, social media, digital, and print communication.
  • Keep stakeholders informed with transparent communication on program status and progress.
  • Present, facilitate, and speak at meetings and community events.
Who you are:
  • A leader in equity and environmental justice: Demonstrated track record advocating for equitable outcomes.
  • Culturally competent: Able to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, understanding and respecting differences.
  • Detail oriented: An organizer and planner who thrives on details, proactively plans ahead, and follows through.
About Urban Forestry and Portland’s Forest:
Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland’s urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest is valued at over $6 billion and comprised of over 1.2 million park trees, 218,000 street trees and 2.9 million private property trees. The Urban Forestry team is responsible for the overall management, stewardship, and improvement of this essential infrastructure system. Urban Forestry’s work includes delivery of sustainable and equitable forest services to all Portlanders; establishing and enacting best management practices, plans, policies, and technical standards for tree care and protection and urban forest expansion; implementing, enforcing, and proposing improvements to the City’s tree regulations; providing tree maintenance services including 24/7 response to tree emergencies on City properties and public streets; tree planting and expansion of urban forest services; measurement and assessment of urban forest coverage, health, and services; offering community education and stewardship programs; and oversight and support of the City’s volunteer advisory tree board. Portland is a Tree City USA for 46 years, a Tree City of the World and the Urban Forestry program is accredited by the Urban and Community Forestry Society (formerly the Society of Municipal Arborists)

About the Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
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Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter
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To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  • Experience working in equity and/or environmental justice initiatives.
  • Experience supervising and leading a team, such as hiring, training, and managing performance.
  • Experience with engagement, volunteer management, professional organizing, and/or advocacy in urban forestry or a related environmental sector.
  • Experience managing partnerships with diverse community organizations.
  • Experience managing projects including developing work plans, implementation, and evaluating outcomes.

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between February 12 and March 4, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)
Optional Application Materials:
  • If you would like to request Veteran's Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.) by the closing date of the recruitment.
Application Tips:
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach any additional documents.
  • Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.
Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of March 4, 2024
  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of March 11, 2024
  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 4: Selection (Interview): Late March
  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 5: Offer of Employment: Early April

Step 6: Start Date:
  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.
  • Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information

Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • City of Portland Core Values
  • Recruitment Process - Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
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