FT Urban Forester – City of Park Ridge


The City of Park Ridge is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Urban Forester. Under direction of the City Forester, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to citizen requests, evaluating the health and determining maintenance needs for trees in the public right-of-way, oversees permitting for private property tree removals, reviewing tree preservation plans to ensure compliance with City codes and standards, conducting regular inspections for disease, pest infestation, and other hazardous conditions, oversees contracted biannual planting program and enforces the City code as it pertains to Tree Preservation.  Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related field preferred.  Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience for the required education.  Applicant must be an ISA Certified Arborist or have the ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.  Valid state driver’s license required.  General work hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., sometimes requiring overtime.  Starting salary is $53,357, plus benefits. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) eligible. Position is available until filled.
Submit Application for Employment and resume to Kim Hodge, HR Generalist, via email at humanresources@parkridge.us or by U.S. mail to:

City of Park Ridge
Attn: Human Resources
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068
TEL: 847/ 318-5200
FAX: 847/ 318-5300
TDD:847/ 318-5252


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