Forestry Technician

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Forestry
  • Salary: $20.10-$30.64/hour USD

Job Description

Full-time position available with the Parks & Recreation Department, Forestry Division located at 1520 W. 9th St.
Salary Range: $20.10-$30.64/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled


  • Plants, sprays, prunes, and removes trees along public streets and on public grounds.
  • Operates all ranges of equipment to include, but not limited to aerial lift trucks, hauling trucks, clam trucks, chain saws, various types of pruning saws, chippers, backhoes, log trucks, tree spades, bobcats, forklifts, stump grinders. Inspects, evaluates and reports tree-related problems.
  • First responder to storm events and tree related emergency call out.
  • Ascends trees with a climbing rope and saddle or aerial lift truck and works in high and hazardous locations.
  • Assists in training less experienced trimmers in all areas of tree related work.
  • Work may involve the responsibility for leading and training other field personnel and participates in a variety of tasks incidental to the work.
  • Much of the work is hazardous and requires considerable strength and agility.
  • Uses independent judgment when necessary to avoid possible hazards to personnel, private property and the public.


REQUIRES 6 months of experience in tree trimming work. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given for a valid CDL.

Other Information



Applications and/or resumes are evaluated on the information received by the application deadline. Please ensure that your application or resume clearly demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying, this includes providing all relevant educational dates and a detailed description of relevant work experience, including months/years of employment. Applications and/or resumes may not be considered if information is incomplete.

In order for a resume to be used in lieu of an application the resume must have been submitted online via the City's Applicant Tracking System.

Positions requiring a high school diploma/GED certificate must be obtained from a school/program accredited by the Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

The minimum education requirement for positions that allow for experience equivalency for an accredited degree is a high school diploma. Unless otherwise specified, an accredited degree must be obtained from a college or university listed with the U.S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
For positions with a salary grade of EX6 or higher that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional experience must be obtained AFTER the accredited degree is obtained.
Successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check is required for all positions. Some positions require a post offer drug screen and/or physical.

If appointed, non-residents must obtain residency inside Kansas City, Missouri's city limits within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The City is committed to providing a workplace environment for its employees and citizens free from discrimination based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information, please see our EEO Policy

The City of KCMO is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 816-513-1908 or send an e-mail to .

If claiming military veterans' preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or a DD-256 (for reservists). To claim veterans' points you must have served 180 days of regular active duty service and be discharged or released under honorable conditions during peacetimes or 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. (DOD) 38 U.S. Code • 4211).

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