Applying To: Forestry Foreman
Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.
- Minimum: $31,304.00
- Maximum: $47,502.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position perform, lead and directly supervise work crews engaged in performing a variety of urban forestry tree maintenance functions such as planting, trimming, removing, stump grinding and other related duties. These positions may require mandatory availability for 24-hour snow and storm call.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Forestry Foreman
An Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Arboriculture, or a closely related field. OR Two years of experience supervising and/or participating in the professional care and maintenance of trees which includes planting, trimming, and removing trees. Qualifying experience should demonstrate proficiency with the operation of tree maintenance equipment such as chainsaws, pole pruners, axes, aerial lift trucks, brush and log chippers, stump cutters, dump trucks and other related equipment. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present license at the time of the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.
A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, experience and training as listed on the Employment Application. Please fully describe your parks maintenance management experience and academic achievement. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the employment application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
- Oral Interview: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.
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