Seasonal Forestry Worker – Highland Park

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Title: Seasonal Forestry Worker

Department: Public Works

Hiring Range: $22.00 per hour (approximate) depending on qualifications.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Description of Primary Purpose
Assist the City Forester with forestry-related programs including administration of parkway tree planting & maintenance programs, code enforcement, tree health monitoring programs (Dutch Elm Disease and Emerald Ash Borer), and tree inventory and database management.

The Seasonal Forestry Worker performs work in the following primary areas:

  • Assist the City Forester with the enforcement of City Codes relating to trees and shrubs.
  • Systematically canvasses the City for dead, diseased or hazardous trees.
  • Collects information needed to update and keep the computerized tree inventory current.
  • Assist City Forester with spring and fall tree planting
  • Provide follow up of completed tree removal lists.
  • Performs mailings, files documents and performs other office work as required.

Qualification Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent is required. Coursework in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, or a related field preferred; ISA Certified Arborist preferred.

Minimum of one year working experience in forestry-related field, including a combination of office and field work. A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted in lieu of this experience. A valid driver’s license is required.

Work Environment
Outside work may be required to be performed under all climatic conditions: rain, snow, wind, high temperatures and humidity. Under most field conditions, the noise level will be modest to high. During office work, noise level will be low to moderate.

Additional information, full description, and application available at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highlandpark/jobs/2359107/

Human Resources
City of Highland Park 1707 St Johns Avenue Highland Park, IL 60035 847.926.1007 hr@cityhpil.com

Job # 2019-06 Seasonal Forestry Worker Part-Time EKT

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The City of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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