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Forestry Supervisor

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Salary: $36,400.00 (Starting)

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for supervising urban forestry maintenance crews. Incumbents engage in field work under emergency situations or as needed due to labor shortages. These positions may require mandatory availability for 24-hour snow and storm call.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Forestry Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of experience in arboriculture or a related tree maintenance profession including at least two years of experience supervising crews performing professional tree care and maintenance duties. OR An Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Arboriculture, or a closely related field; plus two years of experience supervising crews performing professional tree care and maintenance duties.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present license at the time of the Oral Interview.  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. 

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, experience and training as listed on the Employment Application. Please fully describe your parks maintenance management experience and academic achievement.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the employment application.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

Employer Info

1415 N 13th St
St. Louis, Missouri 63106


  • Manager
  • Municipal
  • Supervisor

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