City Forester Administrative Aide (CSA II)

City of Portland, Oregon
September 13, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The Urban Forestry team is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as a City Forester Administrative Aide!

About the Position

Job Appointment: Casual

Work Schedule: Initial schedule is tentatively 20-40 hours per week; This schedule is flexible. Note: This Community Service Aide (CSA II) position has a maximum of 1,400 hours in a calendar year.

Work Location: East Delta Park - Urban Forestry Facilities, 10910 N. Denver Ave., Portland, OR 97217. This position is hybrid.

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits

Union Representation: This position is not represented by a union

Application Materials: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need to submit a resume and cover letter for this application.

Position Summary

Portland Parks & Recreation's (PP&R) Urban Forestry program is currently seeking a City Forester Administrative Aide (Community Service Aide II). The primary focus of this position is providing support to Urban Forestry management.

Eligible candidates from this recruitment may be contacted for future opportunities.

As a City Forester Administrative Aide (CSA II), you will:

  • Create and distribute communication and documents, such as emails, reports, and meeting agendas.
  • Assist with the creation and organization of departmental meetings and events, such as drafting content and managing logistics.
  • Assist with developing and/or maintaining organizational and documentation systems.
  • Assist with special projects and/or initiatives as needed.

As a person, you are:

  • Someone who Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): You embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. You use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • Quality Oriented: You value accuracy, timeliness and creating high quality work products and outcomes.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: You are motivated, team-oriented, and empathetic.

About Urban Forestry and Portland's Forest:
Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland's urban forest is valued at over $6 billion and comprised of over 1.2 million park trees, 218,000 street trees and 2.9 million private property trees. The Urban Forestry team is responsible for the overall management, stewardship, and improvement of this essential infrastructure system. Urban Forestry's work includes delivery of sustainable and equitable forest services to all Portlanders; establishing and enacting best management practices, plans, policies and technical standards for tree care and protection and urban forest expansion; implementing, enforcing and proposing improvements to the City's tree regulations; providing tree maintenance services including 24/7 response to tree emergencies on City properties and public streets; tree planting and expansion of urban forest services; measurement and assessment of urban forest coverage, health and services; offering community education and stewardship programs; and oversight and support of the City's volunteer advisory tree board. Portland is a Tree City USA for 45 years, a Tree City of the World and the Urban Forestry program is accredited by the Society of Municipal Arborists.

About the Bureau

The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity
Come meet the hiring manager and the recruiter! We will review the job announcement and discuss what a typical day looks like for this position. We will also devote time to answer any questions you may have about the application process and/or the position.
Wednesday, September 26, 2023, 5:30PM-6:30PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Meeting Link:

Have a question?
Contact Information:

Vanessa Valdez, Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively and proactively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience and skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge and experience assisting with project management.
  • Experience and ability to plan and manage events in virtual and in-person environments.

The Recruitment Process

S tep 1: Apply online between September 11, 2023 - October 2 , 2023
Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Application Materials:

Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc )

Application Tips

Salar y Range/Equity Pay Analysis : Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.

Do not attach any additional documents. Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested . E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of 10/2/2023

An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%.

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incom plete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of 10/9/2023

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): Week of 10/9/2023

Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview

Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: Late October 2023

Step 6: Start Date: Late October 2023

A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information

Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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