Urban Forester - Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks
Salary: $47,603.00 - $57,857.00 Annually
Job Type: CS Fulltime
Closing: 8/29/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
An Urban Forester plans, develops and implements urban tree management and reforestation projects and monitors contractors' work for quality and conformance to City policies and regulations. The work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.
Incumbents receive general supervision from a technical superior. Employees in this class work a conventional workweek which may include evenings, weekends and holidays on a rotating basis and be on 24-hour on-call duty in emergencies or for special events. Work is performed outdoors where such conditions as the seasonal extremes of weather, insects, and damaged or tottering trees may be encountered. Work may require moderate physical exertion such as standing and stretching for long periods of time when examining trees and tree planting sites.
All candidates indicating the minimum qualifications on their applications will be placed on the eligible list without further examination. The license, training and experience of each candidate will be evaluated for appropriateness and quantity. It is essential, therefore, that you give complete and accurate information on your application. Vagueness or omission may prevent you from being considered for the position. Qualified candidates will not be listed in rank order.
EXAMINATION PROCESS: Applicants must provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful applicants will be placed on the employment certified eligible list for at least six months. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete supplemental questions to further examine specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.
NOTE: Those eligible candidates who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information.
BALTIMORE CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROMOTES DIVERSITY IN THE WORKFORCE
Bernard Young, Mayor
Quinton Herbert, HR Director
Reginald Moore, Director of Recreation and Parks
On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate must:EDUCATION: Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in forestry, arboriculture, or horticulture. EXPERIENCE: Have three (3) years of experience in urban tree planting, tree management, inspecting and evaluating trees, or diagnosing and prescribing treatment for tree problems and diseases.
NOTES EQUIVALENCIES: Havean equivalent combination of education and experience.
Employees in this class must obtain and maintain current certification as an Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture within six months of hire. Failure to obtain and maintain this accreditation is grounds for dismissal.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Have a valid Maryland Class C Noncommercial driver's license, or an equivalent out-of-state driver's license acceptable to the Office of Risk Management.
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