Urban Forestry Specialist (Maintenance Crew Chief)

Position Recruitment Notification for Internal & External Candidates

Urban Forestry Specialist (Maintenance Crew Chief)

Job Classification:                           Maintenance Crew Chief (Urban Forestry)

Department/Division                     Public Works

Employment Status:                       Full-time

Annual Salary/Grade:                    Grade 6

FLSA:                                                Non-Exempt

Union:                                              SEIU

Employment Commission:            N/A

Deadline for Application:              Until Filled with first review of applications April 5, 2019

The Village of Oak Park, Illinois is accepting applications to fill an Urban Forestry Specialist position in the Forestry Division of our Public Works Department.  Oak Park is a dynamic and historic community, located just 8 miles west of downtown Chicago.  The Village of Oak Park’s Forestry Division manages the Village’s urban forest of more than 18,000 parkway trees as well as more than 100 various public landscaped areas.


This is a single class position under direction of the Forestry Superintendent.  This position will lead, oversee, and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff and contractors responsible for providing cultivation and maintenance of trees and landscaped areas; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to Urban Forestry assigned area of responsibility.  The position has minimum higher education requirements and requires certification from the International Society of Arboriculture. Additional details can be found in the position description.  


Applicants can visit our website at http://www.oak-park.us/jobs. Submit applications and resumes by mail to: Human Resources, Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302; by email to: HR@oak-park.us; or by fax to: 708-358-5107.  The Village of Oak Park offers a highly competitive benefit package that includes a retirement plan, deferred compensation program, social security, health & life insurance, vacation, sick leave & other benefits.

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