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Climate Corps Planting Specialist

Our City Forest


Opportunity summary

Term length

9/5/2024 - 8/2/2025

Application window

4/1/2024 - 8/20/2024


San Jose, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The Planting Program engages the community in tree-planting events throughout the year educating the community about the importance of trees. Urban forestry has proven to provide many health, environmental, and social benefits to residents of cities. From mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect, intercepting rainwater, capturing particulate matter, enhancing urban green space, and providing habitat, Our City Forest is dedicated to improving the canopy of Silicon Valley. 

Opportunity description

Become trained on the best practices of maintaining a green and healthy urban forest in the Silicon Valley. Strive to build capacity in the community and maximize volunteer participation in local ecosystem restoration. Educate residents on best urban forestry practices and the importance of environmental stewardship. Organize and implement projects that increase tree canopy and promote soil and water conservation. There are as many as 10 openings for this position.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications


US Citizen, national or permanent resident. High School diploma or equivalent, 18+ years old. Significant outdoor work. Field team members must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be available to work full time, 7:30 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday.

Preferred qualifications

Valid driver's license. College degree. Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Mandarin. Customer service. Strong written & oral communication skills. Horticulture. Landscape design. Irrigation. Graphic design

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Reforestation or afforestation
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Stormwater management
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Extreme heat mitigation
  • Environmental justice
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Community gardens
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor