Urban & Community Forestry Job Analysis Survey 

Help Contribute to the Development of SAF's New Urban and Community Forestry Credential

July 10, 2023 

Do you work in the urban and community forestry space or have colleagues that do?

If so, you are invited to contribute to the development of SAF’s new urban and community forestry credential by taking this survey and/or sharing it with your urban and community forestry network. 

Please complete this survey by August 6. Participants who submit a completed survey can opt to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Take Survey 

This comprehensive survey was crafted by a cross-section of urban and community forestry professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of practice across North America. Your survey responses contribute to the job analysis of professionals working in the urban and community forestry space. 

What is a “job analysis” and how does it shape this credential?
A “job analysis” outlines the role of a qualified candidate—including the tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities that an urban and community forester and forestry professional are expected to possess. Your responses will rate the job performance domains and tasks according to their importance and frequency of application. A job analysis also informs the blueprint of the competency exam, which is the final step in earning a credential.

Please share this survey with your network so that we may capture a broad range of perspectives.

We recognize that urban and community forestry is a multidisciplinary field. It is focused on serving the people, the forest and related resources, and the infrastructure found in cities and towns. This field also includes expanding our knowledge of urban and community forests while managing for their maintenance and enhancement. Each professional in the urban and community forestry space has a unique perspective—this diversity is crucial to the landscape, the community, and this certification. 

Anyone working in the urban and community forestry arena is welcome and encouraged to complete this survey.

While SAF is the home for the growing workforce who supports, grows, and enhances our forest landscape, SAF membership is not required to contribute to the development of—or access to—this new certification. 

This new credential is the result of SAF’s partnership with the California Urban Forests Council. SAF’s Certification Review Board and its task groups continue to work with partners—including sector and certification industry specialists—on the development of this certification.

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Please direct any questions you may have about this survey or the certification to SAF’s Certification Program Team at [email protected].

Learn more about the development of this new certification here