Forestry Laborer – City of St. Charles

Date posted: February 27, 2017

Employment Opportunity

Forestry Laborer

Public Works Department – Public Services


This position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to primarily support the forestry crew.  Skills and experience with tree trimming activities is essential.  This position will also perform tasks to support the construction, maintenance, and repair of City’s Public Works facilities.  A laborer operates a wide variety of equipment, including, but not limited to, backhoe, end loader, jackhammer, bobcat, chippers, and compressors.  This position will also perform work to repair curbing and sidewalks, maintain and inspect and repair storm sewer collection system, and perform landscape duties.  This position will also perform set up and clean-up of special events, and handle miscellaneous custodial duties and carpentry work.

In addition, a laborer will respond to emergency situations, such as snow removal, sanitary sewer backups, flooding from rain events, emergency utility locations, signs down etc. and support other City departments/divisions in the abatement of emergency situations. This position may be asked to become an Equipment Operator, Maintenance Technician, Sign Technician, Crew Leader or Welder when the need arises.


This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 year of experience in Public Works, construction, or forestry industry with an arborist certification preferred.  Applicants must be able to work under varying environmental conditions and lift up to 75 pounds.  Strong fundamental math skills are also required.  In addition, applicants must be willing to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and possess a valid CDL with appropriate endorsements or acquire one within 6 months of hire.  Effective interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with co-workers and the public are required.

This position has residency requirements which must be met within 1 year. (See attached)  If selected, successful completion of a background check, physical, functional capacity evaluation, and drug screen are required.


Starting pay for this position is $24.94/hr. per Teamster collective bargaining agreement.

Application Instructions

Apply on line at by March 17, 2017.  Complete the employment application, including salary history.  Resumes should be attached in the on-line application.  Any additional documents may be sent to If you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact 630-377-4446.

The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Residency Boundaries:

Commencing at the center of the intersection of Route 20 and IL Route 59 proceed westerly along Route 20 to Plank Road (Kane County Route 22 and 38), continuing west along Plank Road to County Line Road, continuing south along County Line Road to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, continuing northwesterly along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the northerly extension of South Kincaid Street (on the west side of Maple Park), continuing southerly along South Kincaid Street extended southerly to IL Route 38, continuing southeasterly along IL Route 38 to County Line Road, continuing southerly along County Line Road to Perry Road (Kane County Route 4), continuing easterly along Perry Road to Harter Road, continuing southeasterly along Harter Road to Lorang/Dugan Roads, continuing south along Lorang/Dugan Roads to Route 30, continuing east on Route 30 to IL Route 56, continuing easterly along IL Route 56 to Galena Boulevard, continuing easterly on Galena Boulevard to Orchard Road, continuing northerly along Orchard Road to Indian Trail Road, continuing easterly along Indian Trail Road to IL Route 31, continuing northerly along IL Route 31 to I88, continuing easterly along I88 to IL Route 59, continuing northerly along IL Route 59 to Route 20, also including the City of West Chicago that is westerly of County Farm Road.

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