Community Tree Program - Project Specialist

The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Community Tree Program Project Specialist. This position located in the Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability (OEPS), plays a key role in furthering the City’s ambitious tree planting goals in partnership with the community.

In OEPS, we strive to achieve an exceptional quality of life for every generation and leave a legacy of stewardship. We work together to achieve lasting and equitable prosperity; build safe, healthy, vibrant communities; and minimize our negative impacts in order to conserve the natural resources that sustain us. In the urban forestry work group, we recognize that caring for Tacoma's urban forest is an integral part of growing a sustainable, safe, healthy, and vibrant city, for all Tacomans.
The Community Tree Program Project Specialist duties generally includes performing studies of trees and green infrastructure across the City, conducting community outreach, and developing and implementing community-facing programs to meet our tree canopy goals. Specifically, this position will be supporting the City's Grit City Trees and Tree Coupon programs, assisting City departments with tree planting projects, and developing innovative ways to assist the community in greening our neighborhoods.

An equivalent combination to:

Graduation from high school AND  considerable experience in design, implementation and evaluation of projects. Some college is desirable.


Experience in designing, implementing and evaluating urban forestry projects

Two (2) years of public engagement or customer service experience

Two (2) years of analytical, geospatial analysis, and/or database management

Valid Washington State driver's license.

ISA Arborist Certification is desired (but not required for hire).