Applying To: Arborist

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Salary

  • Minimum: $47,814.00
  • Maximum: $74,906.00

Normal entry salary is $47,814

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for planning, organizing, and reviewing the urban forestry program to improve efficiency.  Examples of duties include: planning and implementing tree/shrub maintenance, supervising and instructing Forestry personnel, maintaining records and inventory, as well as researching and writing grants.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Arborist

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Agriculture, or a directly related field; plus two years of professional experience in urban forestry or forestry management; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

The successful candidate must receive certification as an arborist as recognized by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) before completion of the working test period.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted with the Employment Application or upon request.

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 the Employment Application.  Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application.

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 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%

O.C. 3469
January 21, 2022
3654-15G

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