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Tree Care 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

Every new tree requires follow-up care to grow, making tree care essential to support investment. The SVCC Tree Care Team oversees service for trees in public spaces such as parks, street trees, and schools. Engage the community by providing pruning workshops and volunteer opportunities. Our City Forest is dedicated to making sure trees are cared for and provides truck watering services for many trees in the public right of ways to ensure public street trees are established properly. 

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. Participate in fieldwork necessary for project preparation and project execution. Provide informational material to residents. There are as many as 4 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. Native tree and shrub identification. Irrigation. Landscaping. Landscape design. Irrigation. Graphic design. Education. Community Outreach.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Reforestation or afforestation
  • Forestry
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Environmental justice
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

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