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Urban Forestry Permitting & Regulation Supervisors (Supervisor I - E) ***Deadline Extended***

City of Portland - Portland, OR , United States

Starting Date :
12/10/2020 00:00:00

Location of job:
Portland, Oregon

Posted By: :
Tanya Holmes

Job Description:

About this position:

Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking two Urban Forestry Permitting & Regulation Supervisors; one is focused on tree regulations related to property development and the other on regulation not involving development activities. Urban Forestry Permitting and Regulation Supervisors are key leadership positions overseeing the City of Portland’s Tree Code regulations to implement the Urban Forest Management Plan and manage the City’s urban canopy. These positions are skilled at working with a variety of people, negotiating complex permitting and regulatory situations and providing innovative program oversight. 

About the work:

The Permitting Supervisors will demonstrate tact, diplomacy and patience with strong people-management skills to create a professional, cohesive and high-performing team with a service-oriented work ethic. All candidates must have a strong commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ability to successfully communicate and collaborate in-person and in writing with a broad range of stakeholders, from other city bureaus to public issue groups, private citizens and businesses, is essential.


As a Permitting Supervisor you will: 

  • Understand and apply Urban Forestry and arboricultural practices and standards. 

  • Understand and apply municipal regulation and permitting practices. 

  • Interpret city code, policies, bylaws and regulations. 

  • Analyze, assess and generate reports using database software systems. 

  • Effectively interact with the public and outside agencies. 

  • Lead, oversee and assess the successful performance of Tree Inspector staff. 

  • Be skilled in promoting workplace diversity and creating a positive work environment. 

  • Interpret site plans, architectural drawings and other development related documents. 

Contact Information

Tamara Larison
1120 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204, United States
Phone: 503-823-3523
Fax: NA