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Environmental Protection Forester

Bureau of Natural Resources
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Hartford, Connecticut
Job Description:

The Partnership Coordinator will oversee and coordinate technical assistance and outreach on behalf of CT DEEP's UCF program and will support other aspects of the UCF program as needed. Specifically, this role will help build capacity in Connecticut's 169 municipalities to grow and maintain healthy, resilient, and equitably distributed urban and community forests. This position will work statewide but will place particular focus on environmental justice communities and historically underrepresented communities to help them develop urban forestry programs and increase their access to statewide grant programs. 


Some of the outreach tasks you will be expected to perform in this role, include: 

  • Attend and present at local tree board/commission meetings.
  • Attend and present at local, regional, and national conferences.
  • Lead and organize virtual and in-person workshops.
  • Host and organize community visioning sessions in close collaboration with local organizations and community members.
  • Create and maintain contact lists for the UCF program and provide regular e-blasts and program updates to these contact lists. 

Examples of the technical assistance you will provide include helping communities:

  • Develop urban and community forestry-focused outreach campaigns.
  • Identify where and how to plant trees. 
  • Identify how to maintain and steward trees throughout their life cycle.
  • Develop tree ordinances.
  • Form urban and community forestry stakeholder groups.
  • Develop management plans, tree inventories and other tools that can be used to inform long-term urban forest management and planning.
  • Participate in national and statewide programs such as Tree City USA and Sustainable CT.

This position is also responsible for creating and maintaining internal and front-facing geospatial databases. These databases may include local and statewide tree inventories, tree canopy assessments, and stakeholder mapping. You will use these data to help the UCF program form program goals and track accomplishments.  You will also liaise with other non-profit and educational groups throughout the State (e.g., University of Connecticut, CT Urban Forest Council, Tree Warden’s Association, Sustainable CT, CT Forest and Parks Association, CT Tree Protective Association) and nationally (e.g. Arbor Day Foundation, US Forest Service) to connect stewardship groups with educational resources and facilitate collaborations between groups.       


This is a hybrid position based in Hartford, CT.

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
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