Job Postings

Available Municipal, State or Federal Arboriculture-Related Positions

MTWFA will advertise tree-related positions for municipal, state, or federal government agencies. Contact the MTWFA office to request a posting. Find more job posting websites and career information in the MTWFA presentation at the 5th Massachusetts Green Careers Conference.


City Arborist (Grant Position) – New Bedford, MA
Serves as Arborist for the Greening the Gateway Cities (GGC) Program, which is a State-funded grant that lasts through June 30, 2019; assesses, plans, manages and implements tree care for public and private trees in accordance with the grant; plants, trims and removes trees along public spaces; conducts other large-scale vegetation management projects; responds to tree emergencies including downed trees and limbs. For more information, click on the link above or go to Application deadline is June 30, 2017.  Posted here on June 6, 2017.

Arborist – City of Springfield, MA
Prunes trees for safety, clearance, and visibility purposes; removes dead and dying trees.  Plants and cares for new trees, including staking, and watering trees during the early care maintenance period and prunes trees for early structuring and early care maintenance; attends seminars and other training programs as they relate to the maintenance and care of trees. For more information visit:  Click on “Employment Opportunities” or click on the link above for the job details. Posting is open until Thursday 06/08/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Posted here on June 1, 2017.

Forester I – Haverhill-Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
The Forester I will conduct tree planting operations for the Greening the Gateway Cities Program to increase tree canopy cover for the purpose of reducing heating and cooling energy costs to residences and businesses and to educate private landowners and the public about proper tree selection, care and maintenance. The incumbent is responsible for implementing the preparation of plans for replanting trees on public and private property in the city of Haverhill; planning for and implementation of data collection operations after planting; coordination with nurseries for tree delivery. Details at the link above. Applicants are encouraged to apply within two weeks this posting.  Posted June 1, 2017.

Forestry Foreman – Town of Holden, MA
The Holden Municipal Light Department is looking for the right person to lead its Forestry Division and its responsibility to maintain the Town of Holden trees, including trimming operations in close proximity to electrical lines energized to 13.8KV using a bucket truck or climbing method. The foreman provides guidance and supervision to personnel assigned to forestry work and takes charge of the truck and equipment. Field experience is required. Must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates and other employees of the department and the general public. Will be working on excellent and well maintained equipment. Training is offered and encouraged. Position provides benefits including health insurance and a retirement program. For a position description and employment application, call the Town Manager’s Office at 508-210-5501 or go to The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Posted here March 24, 2017.

Tree Climber – Town of Arlington, MA
Skilled manual work and operation of various equipment and vehicles used to maintain the town’s trees and green areas; all other related work as required.  Responsible for ongoing maintenance and pruning of all street trees and removing hazardous dead trees or limbs and removal of roots and stumps; performs emergency maintenance to trees and limbs taken down or damamged during storms to enable access of emergency vehicles; plants trees and shrubs. For a full job description please visit the Arlington website at  To apply:  Please email resume and cover letter to or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.  Applications are available in the Human Resources office and will be accepted until position is filled. Posted here March 22, 2017.

Tree Supervisor – Town of Holliston, MA
The Town of Holliston Highway Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Tree Supervisor. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. The salary range is $21.29 – $26.33 per hour. In addition to the town tree work, the successful candidate will assist in the construction and/or maintenance and repair of the town’s roadway infrastructure, athletic fields, recreation areas, and green spaces. Duties also include the operation of maintenance equipment, including snow plows, sanders, and removal equipment. High School graduate or equivalent with minimum two years related tree experience involving care, maintenance, and removal, which includes the operation of an aerial lift truck. Only those possessing a Class B Mass. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and Class C hoisting license with restrictions no less than 2A, 4E and 4G need apply. Resumes and applications accepted at the Holliston Highway Department, 63 Arch St., Holliston, MA, 01746. The position will remain open until it is filled. The Town of Holliston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted here March 16, 2017

Tree Climber – Town of Wellesley, MA
Responsibilities of this full-time position include all types of tree work, hazardous electric line pruning, and the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Requirements: knowledge of trees and shrubs; some knowledge of agriculture-related trades; and some understanding of electric line clearance. Within six months of obtaining this position, or current possession of the following certifications/licenses: Massachusetts Pesticide applicator’s license; a valid MA Class B CDL with airbrakes endorsement; Hoisting Engineer’s License Classes 1B and 2B; CPR and first aid certifications; and completion of Electrical Hazards Awareness Program. Within one year of hire, completion of the Arbor Master Level 1 Climbing Methods and Best Practices Module. Three years of tree climbing experience preferred. The salary range is $20.68 – $26.83/hour with excellent benefits. Please apply to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document to:   Open until filled. AA/EOE
Posted here January 21, 2017