Applying To: Urban Forestry Assistant
- Minimum: $31,304.00
- Maximum: $47,502.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position inspect trees and shrubs for hazards, disease and pest infestations; identify trees and shrubs for removal or maintenance and assist Urban Foresters with the tree planting program.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Urban Forestry Assistant
A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture or a directly related field. OR an Associate’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, or a directly related field; plus two years of urban forestry experience involving tree inspection and tree disease identification. 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 upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.
Certification: Must receive certification as an Arborist as recognized by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) by the completion of the working test period.
Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.
When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment 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 will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. 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 their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.
CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points. City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill 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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