Applying To: Urban Forester

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  • Minimum: $44,278.00
  • Maximum: $69,212.00

Normal entry salary is $44,278

Position Specifications

This is a position in the City of St. Louis Forestry Division responsible for technical analysis and arboricultural recommendations on all urban forestry programs and activities.  Examples of duties include: developing and maintaining inventories of all City street and park trees; inspecting and keeping files of trees; developing and reviewing urban landscape and tree planting plans; and researching, developing, and administering grants for all City-wide arboricultural initiatives.  Position requires proficiency with computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, GIS applications, GPS data collection, and software such as ESRI ArcGIS.

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

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Agriculture, or a directly related field and one year of full-time experience in urban forestry or forestry management; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  A Master’s degree in one of the above academic disciplines may be substituted for the experience requirement. 

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 pointsCity 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.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3427

November 03, 2021

Reopened December 01, 2022
Reopened October 16, 2023


Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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