Application Information

For an application, you may download the application form (pdf) or pick one up at the City of Decatur Human Resources Department at 402 Lee Street NE, Decatur, AL 35602. A completed employment application along with a current resume must be submitted by the posted deadline for the position of interest.

Mail to:
Human Resources Department
City of Decatur
P.O. Box 1984
Decatur, AL 35602

Email to:

Parks Maintenance Associate III- Tree

Job ID#: 2023-689
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Recreation
Position Type: Open Position
Salary Range Number: 14
Salary Range: Annual $38,559.02
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
                2023-689 03/17/2023 Until Filled
JOB TITLE Parks Maintenance Associate III (Tree Specialist)
DEPARTMENT Parks & Recreation Department
STATUS  Full-time  Classified Service


The City of Decatur compensation plan is based on an 18-step progression system.  The following reflects the entry level potential in the assigned grade/range.** 




**A starting salary above the minimum point of the assigned range may be considered commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with the City’s pay administration policies**

This position provides experienced, expert level maintenance of city parks and facilities and specifically tree maintenance removal.  The incumbent will oversee the maintenance/removal of trees and limbs and installation and maintenance of landscaping, while assisting in preparing for tournaments and special events.  provides senior level guidance with all relevant rules and regulations; work requires the employee to frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.


*Job description available upon request or at our website –


• High school diploma or equivalent GED, plus specialized training and skill as an arborist.


• Five or more years of directly related experience preferred.


• Must have prior experience operating tree and lawn maintenance equipment such as, backhoe, chainsaw, bucket truck and dump truck.


• Must be experienced in the use of proper PPE for work performed.


• Must possess a Class B CDL, or demonstrate the ability to be licensed for a Class B Commercial Driver’s License.


HOW TO APPLY** The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other protected status.


Employment Applications are available on the City’s website at, or from the Human Resources Department at City Hall-2nd Floor Tower, 402 Lee St NE, Decatur, AL 35602.


Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date.

May be delivered in person or:


Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602

Emailed to:

Faxed to: (256) 341-4895

The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890


**Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration.  Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.


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