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Village of Oak Park, Forestry Technician

Job Classification: Forestry Technician II
Department/Division Public Works/Forestry
Employment Status: Full-time
Hourly Salary/Grade: $27.88 – $35.45 +/- DOQ/Grade 9
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union: SEIU
Employment Commission: N/A
Deadline for Application: Until Filled with first review of applications May 24, 2024

The Village of Oak Park, Illinois is accepting applications to fill a Forestry Technician II position in the Forestry Division of our Public Works Department. Oak Park is a dynamic and historic community, located just 8 miles west of downtown Chicago. The Village of Oak Park’s Forestry Division manages the Village’s urban forest of more than 18,000 parkway trees as well as more than 100 various public landscaped areas.

This is the full journey level class within the Forestry Worker series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Forestry Worker I by the performance of the full range of duties assigned including planting, pruning and removing trees. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Possession of a Certified Arborist designation from the International Society of Arboriculture is a condition of employment. The following certifications are required within six months of employment: Class B CDL and Certified Pesticide Operators License from Illinois Department of Agriculture. Working conditions include travel from site to site, some exposure to dust and noise, some heavy lifting, standing, climbing, may work at heights and work in inclement weather conditions. This position is subject to 24 hour call out in emergency situations. Additional details can be found in the position description.

Applicants can apply directly using the following link:
For additional information on the position visit our website at Applications and resumes may also be submitted by mail to: Human Resources, Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302; by email to: ; or by fax to: 708-358-5107.

The Village of Oak Park offers a highly competitive benefit package that includes a retirement plan, deferred compensation program, social security, health & life insurance. vacation, sick leave & other benefits.


The Village of Oak Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.

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