Applying To: Urban Forestry Assistant

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  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

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.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment 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 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.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3300
August 16, 2021

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