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Urban ecologist sought for Seattle Urban Forestry Commission

skylineThe City of Seattle is seeking an urban ecologist with experience in the field of restoration ecology for the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC). The term would start December 1, 2013 and would extend through December 1, 2016.

This position is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for a renewable, three-year term. The Urban Forestry Commission advises the Mayor and City Council concerning the establishment of policy and regulations governing the protection, management, and conservation of trees and vegetation in the City of Seattle. Commission meetings are held twice a month on the first and second Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Commission members generally must commit approximately 10 hours per month to Commission business and serve without compensation. Additional information about the Urban Forestry Commission can be found here.

The nine-member UFC consists of a wildlife biologist; an urban ecologist; a representative of a local, state, or federal natural resource agency or an accredited university; a hydrologist; a certified arborist; a representative of a non-profit or non-governmental organization; a representative of the development community or a representative from a non-city utility; and an economist, financial analyst, or Washington State license real estate broker.

Applications are due October 7, 2013.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume to Mayor Mike McGinn c/o Sandra Pinto de Bader ( To send a paper submittal, address it to: Sandra Pinto de Bader, Urban Forestry Commission Liaison, Urban Forestry Commission, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Seattle, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1868. PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124-4729.

For more information, please contact Sandra Pinto de Bader, Urban Forestry Commission Liaison, at 206-684-3194 or via email at