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Forestry Foreman

City of St. Louis Department of Personnel
Saint Louis County, Missouri, US
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Conservation science
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Forestry Foreman

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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: $32,734.00

+ Maximum: $47,502.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position perform, lead and directly supervise work crews engaged in performing a variety of urban forestry tree maintenance functions such as planting, trimming, removing, stump grinding and other related duties. These positions may require mandatory availability for 24-hour snow and storm call.

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

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Arboriculture, or a closely related field. OR Two years of experience supervising and/or participating in the professional care and maintenance of trees which includes planting, trimming, and removing trees. Qualifying experience should demonstrate proficiency with the operation of tree maintenance equipment such as chainsaws, pole pruners, axes, aerial lift trucks, brush and log chippers, stump cutters, dump trucks and other related equipment. 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.

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 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.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of their medical examination.

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:

+ Character Investigation:

+ Medical Examination:

O.C. 3158

October 12, 2020


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