Forester – Village of Skokie Public Works

Village of Skokie – Employment Opportunities

Medical Insurance, Dental, IMRF Retirement Benefits, Social Security Retirement Benefits, Vacation & Sick Leave, Credit Union, Deferred Compensation Plan, Group Life Insurance

                              Notice of Accepting Applications for the Position of:

FORESTER

Public Works Department – Tree Maintenance Division

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 6, 2019

Annual Salary Range: $73,269 – $93,512

Brief Description of Duties:
Responsible for directing all forestry activities under the direction of the Street and Alleys Superintendent. Duties include: contract administration for tree and landscape related services; maintaining the GIS-based tree inventory data base; performing plan review, tree preservation and code enforcement; municipal property landscape design, installation, and maintenance; educating homeowners on the benefits of a viable urban forest; acting as a liaison between the Village and utility companies; administering grant programs for the forestry division 

Required Training and Knowledge:
Bachelors degree in Urban Forestry or related field along with three years of relevant experience required; ISA Certified Arborist or ability to attain designation within six months of hire required; experience in landscape design and maintenance preferred; previous experience using GIS-based tree inventory software desired; must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; must possess a friendly personality and enjoy interacting with community residents

Application Process:
To be considered for this position you MUST submit a completed Village of Skokie Application for Employment by September 6, 2019 to: Village of Skokie Personnel Office, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077 or email to Human.Resources@skokie.org. Applications are available on the Skokie Jobs page at www.skokie.org. Faxes are not accepted.  EOE/MF

The Village of Skokie is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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