Forestry Worker (Maintenance Driver II)
St. Louis County, MO - St. Louis, MO

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This position will be working within the Forestry Crew of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Possession of a Commercial Driver's License is required prior to successfully completing a six month probationary period.

The salary stated is the entire pay range. Starting salaries are typically the minimum or within the first 20% of the salary range.

Examples of Duties:
  • Cares for plant life by: pruning and surgically salvaging trees, shrubs and plants; cutting, removing, and hauling dead trees, limbs, stumps, and shrubs; sowing grass and laying sod; trimming trees, hedges and shrubs. Requires tree climbing experience.
  • Operates heavy vehicles and machinery requiring a CDL in forestry related activities.
  • Performs administrative tasks such as monitoring supply levels and ensuring the availability of tools and supplies, facilitating work efforts of another employee or work group, training employees on maintenance techniques, safety procedures, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.
WORKING CONDITIONS : Climbing and working on trees, balancing, bending at waist, exposure to dust, fumes, and hazardous materials, kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, pushing/pulling items, squatting, standing or walking for long periods of time, operating and working in and around heavy vehicles and machinery, working outdoors in extreme temperatures and varied weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of experience in forestry/tree trimming or related work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT : Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain one prior to the completion of six month probationary period.

Additional Information:

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT : A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade. A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part time, full time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be bourne by the County.

HOW TO APPLY : Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY : The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veterans' status or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.

St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429
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