Municipal Forester

September 14, 2023
North Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Serve your community. Make a difference. Grow your career. MEANINGFUL WORK awaits you here at the City of North Las Vegas. We serve one of the largest culturally diverse cities in the nation and our community continues to grow! If you value Accountability, Communication, and Teamwork then you are just the person we are looking for!

A MUNICIPAL FORESTER is an essential member of our team, we invite you to apply and help contribute to CNLV'S growing success! Please thoroughly review the information and selection process outlined below this announcement.


  • Submit a Complete Application - For your application to be considered, you MUST fully complete an online application by providing sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications, attach any documents as necessary, and answer ALL questions. Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this announcement and click "SUBMIT" at the end of your application.
  • Pay Considerations - The salary range for the position is $70,125.99 - $112,488.88 Starting salary is dependent on education, qualifications, and experience. Depending on qualifications and experience, the incumbent can expect to start between the minimum of the range and up to around the 25th percentile of the range.
  • Work Schedule - This position is scheduled to work 4 days per week, 9 hours per day, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Under general direction, develops, manages, and administers the City's Municipal Forestry and Sustainability Programs. Coordinates forestry program activities and timetables with Park Maintenance Division staff to ensure the preservation, inventory, health, and maintenance of trees on City property. Coordinates, manages, and oversees maintenance contracts; and performs related duties as assigned.

The full job description can be found here: Municipal Forester
Check out some of our benefits here: CNLV Benefits

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university in Horticulture; Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science or closely related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience in municipal/urban forestry or horticulture.
  • Equivalency: Minimum seven (7) years combination of education, training, and experience which produce the knowledge and skills required to perform the essential functions of the position. The city assesses (one) 1 year of full-time experience as equivalent to one (1) year of education

Licenses and Certifications

  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Nevada driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record.
  • A valid and current certification as an ISA Certified Arborist is required at the time of application. Must maintain the certification as condition of continued employment.
  • Required to obtain and maintain an OSHA-30 Hour card within 15 days of hire.

Complete online application - Interested candidates MUST submit a completed application through the City's application system. Evaluation of meeting requirements will be made solely on information provided on the application and any required attachments. Oral Panel Interview - Weighted 100%, Passing Score 70% Pre-Employment Screening - Selected candidates for this position are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes but is not limited to local & state criminal history check; federal criminal history check via submission of fingerprints; and drug screening. Selection/Offers
The selection process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the candidate requiring accommodation to contact the Human Resources Department (preferably in writing) at the time of application.

For questions about this position or the selection process, please contact:

Cristina Petrilla, Talent Acquisition Partner

Additional Information

  • People Group: Appointed


  • Grade: ACE-21
  • Minimum Salary: 70125.99
  • Maximum Salary: 112488.88
  • Pay Basis: YEARLY
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