Morris Arboretum of the University of Pnnsylvania


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Urban Forestry Fellowship

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Urban Forestry Fellowship

Job Qualifications

Participate in fieldwork activities including tree identification, tree inventory, and the visual assessment of trees in urban and natural settings at all times of year.

Assist with consulting report writing, library research, diagnostic techniques, data management and map making.

Learn about tree and other natural resource management.

Complete an independent study project under the direction of your supervisor. Learn to follow proper safety practices.

Use diagnostic equipment such as a resistance drill, soil moisture sensors and sampling techniques.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.

Academic background in urban forestry, ecology, horticulture, arboriculture, landscape design, or a related field.

Landscape design, ecology, or woody plant experience is very desirable.

Experience in publication production or report writing is useful.

Written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a range of computer experience. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred; as well as working knowledge of AutoCAD and the ArcGIS software suite including the ArcGIS Online environment.

Self-motivation and the ability to work independently are expected.

Participation in some overnight travel to service the needs of Arboretum clients is required.

A valid driver’s license and car is required.

Must be able and willing to work in the field in varied weather conditions.

A full background check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

Position Application

To apply for this position, please click on this link:—Morris-Arboretum_JR00041614