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Experienced Tree Climber Needed

Posted August, 2020

The Parke Company is a locally owned company that has been in business for 25+ years. We are actively recruiting experienced tree climbers to add to our existing Team.

We Offer:
Professional development assistance Roles & Responsibilities:

Potential employees will be a member of a team of experienced tree climbers who work throughout Nashville and surrounding areas.

Qualifications & Skills:
2+ years of Tree Climbing experience.
Must have a current driver's license.
Applicant must have reliable transportation.
Must be familiar with safety procedures in the tree climbing industry.
This is not considered an internship or learning on the job position.
All references will be checked and drug testing is required prior to job offer being made.

Schedule: Typical work week is Monday thru Friday 6:45 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. depending upon weather and time of year. Overtime is occasionally required and is dependent upon workload.

Monday to Friday
Weekends required
Day shift
8 hour shift


3-20-2020 JOB: FIA Interim Forester

The Tennessee Division of Forestry is seeking entry-level candidates to fill a FIA Interim Forester position. This position offers the option of Crossville or Knoxville base-station location. Following one year of satisfactory performance and FIA certification, the individual may be reclassified as FIA Forester.

FIA Interim Forester
Cumberland or Knox County (Crossville or Knoxville, TN)

Application registry will be open April 1 - 18, 2020

Job Description:

This position is with the Tennessee Division of Forestry (TDF) Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program. This FIA unit is part of a nationwide U.S. Forest Service program that collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest resources. Field-based measurements occur on permanent plots located on a systematic grid across public and private ownership. FIA foresters collect data about tree measurements, forest health parameters, understory vegetation composition, habitat types, down dead woody material, silvicultural practices, natural disturbances, and land ownership.

The FIA Interim Forester works in a two-person crew and reports to the FIA Program Specialist. The FIA Interim Forester will primarily work from either the Crossville or the Knoxville work stations. However, plots are located statewide, and foresters may be sent to assist data collection in other areas of Tennessee on an as-needed basis. FIA foresters must be willing to work in challenging terrain, travel to remote plot locations (sometimes overnight), and plan their work according to weather conditions. The work schedule has built-in flexibility during the Monday-Friday work week to accommodate weather-related impediments, and some weekend and overnight travel may occur.

Data is collected to defined standards, and data quality is confirmed by the U.S. Forest Service. Standards of performance must be demonstrated annually to maintain data collection certification. The Forest FIA Specialist will provide training and support during the certification process. Loss of certification could result in job termination.

Full position description (attached) and application link are available on the TDF Careers page.

This position is also advertised on SAF’s Career Center at:

For more information about this position, please contact:

RACHEL GREENE | Forest Data & Analysis Unit Leader

Department of Agriculture
Ellington Agricultural Center
P.O. Box 40627 Melrose Station, Nashville, TN 37204
o. 615-837-5437, c. 615-20 2-0668, f. 615-837-5003

7-10-2020~Workforce Development Coordinator

Workforce Development Coordinator

● Identify key contacts within the Tennessee Department of Education in order to find ways to implement the Forest Worker Certificate Program into Tennessee high schools
● Develop relationships with key forest industry contacts in Tennessee to facilitate the goals of ForestryWorks! In Tennessee and other workforce development efforts
● Schedule and attend career fairs for Tennessee high schools
● Plan and execute 2 Forestry Career Days each year with assistance from ForestryWorks! team
● Develop relationships with career coaches and ag teachers in Tennessee in order to schedule classroom visits and facilitate the connection of interested students to the appropriate channels.
● Identify or develop job fairs in your region and distribute information to TFA members
● Identify and develop relationships with state workforce organizations including WIOA contacts and other state or federal workforce initiatives
● Recruit and engage members to act as the local industry contacts for schools around the state
● Promote the ForestryWorks! Job board as a tool for TFA members
● Develop database of Tennessee companies looking for truck drivers & work with ForestryWorks! Team to launch recruiting effort for drivers.
● Identify needs of industry regarding training or education for potential employees and work with the ForestryWorks! team to pursue solutions to those needs
● Educate career counselors and career prep teachers about opportunities for students in Tennessee’s forest industry including:
○ Organizing manufacturing days
○ Small session trainings
○ Distributing counselor packets
○ 1-on-1 meetings
● Organize statewide workshops and trainings for ag teachers and counselors in based on needs with Forest Worker Certificate Program
● Identify any jobs important to Tennessee’s forest economy not currently mentioned on and develop “career card” information for these positions.
● Provide local content to be used on ForestryWorks! Tennessee social media platforms
● Develop resources for TFA members in regards to workforce
● Represent ForestryWorks! Tennessee at local, state and regional meetings, or anywhere the goals of ForestryWorks! needs to be promoted.
● Search out and apply for appropriate grants and other possible funding mechanisms to ensure continuation of the Tennessee workforce development program as well as support the contract position of Coordinator.

In-state travel required at least 50% Some additional out of state travel may be required

Contact Candace Dinwiddie at TFA for more information regarding this position.