RECRUITING NOW for 11-month positions starting September 10th, 2019
ABOUT OUR CITY FOREST: Our City Forest has been the leading urban forestry non-profit in the San José area since 1994. Our mission is to cultivate a green and healthy Silicon Valley by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth and maintenance of our urban ecosystem, especially our urban forest.
POSITION SUMMARY for 11-month term
Our City Forest (OCF) Service Team Members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps, and are expected to commit to 1700 hrs. of service. Team Members will have 2 weeks of all-team training beginning on September 10th. Each Team Member will be assigned to a primary team by the 3rd week, but will support other teams when needed throughout the year. The teams are: Community Forestry (comprised of Planting, Tree Care, Lawn Busters), or Community Nursery
All members will:
JOB DESCRIPTIONS PER TEAM
Proportion of field-to-office work varies with program and team assignment. Each team will have anywhere between 5-10 members and different roles will be assigned depending on interests, skills and the team’s needs as decided by the team manager.
Nursery Team responsibilities and tasks (75-95% field, 5-25% office; approx. 10 members)
Community Forestry Team responsibilities and tasks (50-85% field, 15-50% office; approx. 25 members divided into sub-teams)
Communications & Outreach Team responsibilities and tasks (15-25% field, 75-85% office; approx. 5 members)
Our City Forest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Our City Forest complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
AmeriCorps members at Our City Forest have a right to reasonable accommodations for any disability. If a member has a mental or physical disability or medical condition and needs accommodation made at his/her service site in order to perform the assigned responsibilities, the member should let the Host Agency AmeriCorps Program Manager know.
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