Community Forester
Riverside, Inland Empire and El Monte areas
Description

  

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.


We are seeking individuals between the ages of 18-30 who reside in the Riverside or the El Monte areas who are interested in learning more about Community Forestry. This workforce development program engages, inspires, and supports community residents to take environmental action in their communities. In this program, individuals will be provided robust training and development about tree planting, tree care, volunteer coordination, community engagement and data collection in an urban forest environment in order to obtain on the job training and relevant certifications.   The opportunity will be a minimum term of two years to support the completion of the tree planting project and other related projects in the community. 

   

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support the organization of community tree planting and tree care events with local volunteers.
  • Plant 15-gallon street trees.
  • Drive a truck to transport trees and water trees on a regular basis.
  • Assist with community workshops and volunteer-led events, 
  • Utilize and maintain tree data through a web-based inventory.
  • Gather, monitor and track data of tree plantings through GPS and site maps to comply with funding reporting and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.
  • Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings and community events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements

    

  • Strong team-building and problem-solving skills. 
  • Highly organized, friendly, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desired.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Requires frequent heavy lifting over 25 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends.
  • Current residency in Riverside, Inland Empire or El Monte areas is preferred.