This City of Evanston is looking to hire a Forestry Supervisor/Arborist. The predominant function of this position is to supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in planting, trimming, removing, and maintaining horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, applying knowledge of environmental control structures, systems, and techniques, and plant culture, knowledge of insects and diseases, tree preservation methods, and relative plant healthcare techniques.
Education/Experience: Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or Horticulture, or a substantially similar area.
Must possess a Certified Arborist designation from the International Society of Arboriculture or the ability to obtain this designation within six months of employment and be willing to maintain it as a condition of employment.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. A Class A or B Commercial Drivers License is preferred but not required.
Must possess an International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment qualification or the ability to obtain this license within six months of employment and be willing to maintain it as a condition of employment.
Must possess an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License or the ability to obtain this license within six months of employment and be willing to maintain it as a condition of employment.
Must possess or willing and able to obtain National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 100, 200, and IS 700 Certification within 18 months of employment.
Must possess five (5) or more years of forestry work experience and two or more years of work experience in a supervisory capacity
Job Type: Full-time (40 Hours per week)
Salary: $90,000 annually +/-
Application deadline: Open until filled