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Tree Preservation Inspector #2304-321000-01

Code Enforcement Inspector

Date Opened
Friday, April 07, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Sunday, April 23, 2023 8:00 PM
Planning Design & Development
  • $52,806 - $66,007 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The primary duties of a Tree Preservation Inspector are conducting continuing compliance inspections of existing sites, issuing heritage tree work permits, and conducting inspections related to reported violations.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs technical work conducting inspections of properties to ensure compliance with City's Tree regulations.
  • Inspects single and multi-family dwellings, commercial properties, businesses, etc., to ensure compliance with City Tree regulations
  • Takes necessary steps to ensure ordinance compliance by notifying property owners of any violations
  • Issue notice of violations and attend appeal hearings as needed 
  • Participates in meetings and educational sessions with citizens, neighborhood groups, neighborhood leaders and civic organizations to explain the City's ordinance enforcement 
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrated good written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment
  • Ability to plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate assigned areas
  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Must have ability to use a personal computers and related technology to prepare reports and correspondence
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as needed

Preferred Qualification

  • Graduation from a two-year college or university with an Associates degree in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture or related field and one year related work experience or related field with considerable knowledge of tree species and their biological requirements
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must receive an ISA Arborist certification within 2-3 years of employment
  • Requires good driving record, a valid Driver’s License, dependable passenger vehicle, and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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