Skip to main content

Job Opportunity: Urban Forestry Manager, Louisville, KY

I received this posting from a friend who worked in this position for five years.

The Metro Parks Department of the city of Louisville, KY is looking for a Forestry Manager to manage their tree maintenance program. This position is responsible for all things tree related within the 14,000 acre parks system. This system includes a core of historic parks and parkways that were designed by the Olmsted firm, large natural woodland areas, and many different kinds of recreational facilities. It is a highly visible position that works with homeowners, government agencies, and local non-profits on tree preservation, neighborhood beautification, and public safety. You are also responsible for the day to day management of a team of 14 outstanding arborists and also provide consulting services on tree and natural resource management issues. You will also work with closely with the landscape maintenance and landscape architects to install and maintain new installations and reforestation projects. Desired qualifications include experience with the collection and management of tree surveys and other natural resource data, experience collecting and maintaining GIS data, experience working with community groups, and experience managing unionized employees. Being a certified arborist would be a plus as well as prescribed burn experience. To apply for the position please visit the city of Louisville website and apply directly online.

Pay $18.62/hour with health insurance, paid vacation, sick time, retirement, and holidays.

More information.


Julie said…
Dear Georgia,

This is my hometown! And the trees there are superlative, especially in October. Hope that lots of talented people will apply. Cherokee, Seneca, and Iroquois parks are very beautiful and much loved by the citizens.

In recent years, ice storms and Hurricane Ike have done lots of damage, so Louisvillians need good advice, planning, and most of all care for the community's arboreal heritage.

Georgia said…
Julie: I told my friend that if I lived in Kentucky, I would apply to this position. Spread the word.