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Washington State Department of Natural Resources Evergreen Communities Coordinator, Program Specialist 3 in Olympia, Washington

Evergreen Communities Coordinator, Program Specialist 3Recruitment #2022-8-7991Full-time, Permanent, Represented positionLocation: Natural Resources Building- Olympia, WATelework and location flexibility may be consideredWant to join something GREAT and make a difference?The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity in our Forest Resilience Division’s Community and Landowner Assistance Section, Urban and Community Forestry Program. The DNR Forest Resilience Division is seeking a motivated individual to oversee our division-based Urban Forestry recognition programs and work with partners to ensure successful program implementation.The Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Program works to educate Washington State residents and decision-makers about the economic, environmental, psychological, and aesthetic benefits of trees and to assist local government, community groups, and volunteers in planting and sustaining healthy trees and vegetation wherever people live, work, and play in Washington State. The mission of UCF is to provide leadership to create self-sustaining urban and community forestry programs that preserve, plan, and manage forests and trees for public benefit and quality of life.As part of this division and program, you will work along side a talented team of professional planners, scientists, and implementers providing service to local, state, private, and federal partners to increase the resiliency and health of Washington’s forests and landscapes. In this position, you will be part of a team focused on providing services to those managing urban forests throughout Washington. The UCF Program helps manage a number of recognition programs to honor and acknowledge Washington communities and organizations that work to proactively plant and care for trees. You will serve as the primary point of contact for UCF recognition programs including Evergreen Communities, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, Tree Campus USA-Higher Education and others. This position works with the program team under the supervision and guidance of the Urban Forestry Special Projects and Outreach Specialist.Our Evergreen Communities Coordinator is the statewide specialist for and leads the development and implementation of the new Evergreen Community Recognition Program which will include developing the identity of the program, establishing the application process, creating program award materials, and drafting outreach materials to promote the program. The Evergreen Communities Coordinator will manage the acceptance, approval, and processing of applications to the Evergreen Communities Recognition Program as well as applications to other similar programs from the Arbor Day Foundation such as Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, and Tree Campus USA—Higher Education. This position reports to the UCF Special Projects & Outreach Specialist to support a larger body of work which includes maintaining the UCF Program website, social media promotions, drafting articles and community success stories, creating and delivering educational presentations, coordinating celebrations of Arbor Day and Urban & Community Forestry Month, and developing broader education and outreach strategies for the UCF Program.Responsibilities: *Develop a plan for implementation of the Evergreen Communities Recognition Program. *Plan, implement, and manage an equitable, robust Evergreen Communities application system. *Draft marketing strategies and work with vendors to create materials to facilitate advertisement and outreach. *Facilitate the application and award process of all UCF recognition programs. *Coordinate with the Arbor Day Foundation, US Forest Service, Washington Community Forestry Council, a