Applying To: Urban Forestry Superintendent
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: $54,860.00
- Maximum: $85,904.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising and coordinating urban forestry maintenance operations and personnel. The Superintendent will report directly to the Commissioner of Forestry.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Urban Forestry Superintendent
A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture or a directly related field; plus five years of experience in urban forestry, including at least two years at the supervisory level. OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification: Must receive certification as an Arborist as recognized by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) by completion of the working test (probationary) period.
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 upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application
Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.
When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience and training relating to this position. Your experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your Experience and Training evaluation. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.
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. 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.
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
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