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.

Opportunities

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: www.springfield-ma.gov  Click on “Employment Opportunities” or click on the link above for the job details. Posting is open until Thursday 08/13/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Posted here on August 2, 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 damaged during storms to enable access of emergency vehicles; plants trees and shrubs. For a full job description please visit the Arlington website at http://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/210/181.  To apply:  Please email resume and cover letter to hr@town.arlington.ma.us or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.  Applications are available in the Human Resources office. The application deadline is August 8, 2017. Posted here July 20, 2017.

Operations Manager – Town of Concord
Concord Public Works (CPW) is seeking an experienced professional to assist in the management of the CPW Highway & Grounds division, which includes Highway, Park & Tree, Cemetery, Fleet Maintenance and Public Works Facilities operating units. Duties require continuous supervision of skilled & semi-skilled workers. Must be available for emergency response. Requires equiv. to Assoc. degree in related field + 3-5 years’ experience. CDL w/ air brake endorsement & 2B hoisting license (or ability to obtain w/in 6 mos.) required. Full Salary Range: $59,870 – $90,313. Application Deadline: 8/28/17 @ Noon. To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact HR at 978-318-3025. EOE.  Posted here July 18, 2017.

Superintendent for Park and Forestry, City of Attleboro
Performs complex and responsible duties requiring the exercise of independent judgment in the operation and maintenance of the City’s parks system, including Capron Park Zoo, and forestry division, including directing subordinates and long-range planning for the operation and maintenance of the parks. Also includes oversight of the Animal Control department. Requirement: High school graduate with additional courses in forestry or a related field and five years progressively more responsible experience in tree maintenance and pest control, including at least two years in a supervisory position. More job description at City of Attleboro employment.  A bachelor’s degree is preferred in forestry management or a related field and two years experience in a supervisory position. Any equivalent combination of education and experience is accepted. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the City Personnel Office, 77 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or personneloffice@cityofattleboro.us – open until filled. Posted here July 14, 2017.

Assistant Parks Superintendent, City of Cambridge Public Works (M259)
Provide management and technical expertise to significant components of the park maintenance program, particularly around the maintenance of landscape plantings, playground equipment, athletic fields, irrigation systems and other water features. This position includes significant management responsibilities around the City’s snow and ice clearing programs in pedestrian areas. College degree in horticulture, agronomy, and/or related field. Five years of progressively responsible experience in landscape/horticultural operations, two years of administrative and supervisory experience. Significant knowledge of turfgrass, ornamental shrubs/grasses, and flowers, particularly those common to the northeastern U.S. Significant understanding and experience with landscape maintenance and construction contract management. Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience maintaining irrigation and other park water systems. $82,674 – $92,954 plus excellent benefits. Detailed job description and application instructions, visit www.cambridgema.gov and click on ‘Jobs’. Applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest by 8pm on 08/14/17 via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov. We are an AA/EEO employer. Posted here 7/14/17.