City Of Tampa

Department of Human Resources



APPLY AT: City of Tampa
Employment Services
    City Hall, 2nd Floor, corner of
    Kennedy Blvd. and Florida Avenue
    306 E. Jackson St., Tampa, FL 33602
HOURS: 8 AM – 5 PM, Mon. thru Fri.
TELEPHONE: …813/274-8911
    “Job News” Line…274-8115
FAX: 813/274-8913
    Equal Opportunity Employer-F/M/H/V

Forester Examiner
FLSA: Exempt

(N32) $48,796.80 - $73,028.80 a year

JOB CODE:001023

BENEFITS:Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE:The selected candidate will perform lead and technical inspection work in the enforcement of tree,landscape and site clearing regulations and ordinances.


Considerable knowledge of: the principles and practices of ornamental horticulture;fungal, bacterial, viral, insectile, and other pathological conditions affecting trees; field and laboratory procedures employed in diagnosing diseased and physically damaged trees.
Working knowledge of: landscaping procedures and practices; the effects that site clearing and tree removal have on drainage, topography, and natural resources.
Some knowledge of: training techniques.
Ability to: conduct inspections and make diagnoses of pathological plant conditions;ascertain reparability of diseased and physically damaged trees; review landscaping plans and draw sound conclusions regarding their acceptance or rejection; enforce codes,ordinances and regulations firmly,tactfully,and impartially;perform work out-of-doors requiring a degree of physical endurance; train personnel in tree and landscaping inspections; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,officials, and the general public; operate a light motor vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelorís degree in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, or a related field and six (6) months experience in landscaping, forestry, nursery operations or related work as well as six (6) months experience in tree and landscape inspections; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special requirements: Experience in GIS mapping with ESRI/ARCMap, and familiarity with Urban Forest Management Plans is highly desireable.


  • Certification as an Arborist.
  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.

    Desired Certifications
  • Certification as a Municipal Specialist or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

    EXAMINATION: Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of March 25, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to

    3-11-14 (001023)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 3/25/2014 will not be processed.

    This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.