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. PLEASE NOTE: job postings stating “open until filled” will be removed 90 days after posting. Please contact us if you wish to renew the posting after 90 days. Find more job posting websites and career information in the MTWFA presentation at the 5th Massachusetts Green Careers Conference.


Special Motor Equipment Operator (SMEO) / Tree Climber – City of Northampton, MA
Skilled manual work in the climbing of trees and the operation of heavy and special motor equipment on DPW projects; all other related work as required.  Full-time 40 hours per week, $15.89 – $20.13 per hour. View the complete SMEO / Tree Climber job description. To apply, visit Closing date is 12/22/17. Posted here on December 12, 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:  and click on “Employment Opportunities”. The job posting is open until Sunday 12/10/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Posted  here November 30, 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: 12/8/17 @ Noon. To obtain the required application form & further information, visit or contact HR at 978-318-3025. EOE.  Posted here November 27, 2017.

Superintendent – Parks & Forestry – Town of Falmouth, MA
Full-time position on Cape Cod, with many varied duties. Thorough knowledge of procedures and laws pertaining to shade tree management, forestry, insect pest control and wetlands; knowledge of equipment, materials and tools relative to forestry and park maintenance; knowledge of tree and turf insect and disease identification; knowledge of public sector forestry operations; practical knowledge of planning the work of crews. Supervises approximately 14 full-time employees, 8 seasonal employees and volunteers, such as court ordered community service programs. Read the entire job description. Applications are due by November 30. Posted here November 10, 2017

Tree Climber – City of Holyoke, MA
Performs a variety of skilled work involving the trimming, removal, installation and general maintenance of street and park trees; Operates and maintains tree maintenance equipment; Performs hazard tree assessment and tree planting; Additional work in various parks maintenance functions and all related work as required.  Information about current job openings in Holyoke here.
Please respond by EMAIL ONLY to and include: letter of interest, resume, a list of three professional references along with a copy of your current driving history, CDL-Class B License, and Hoisting Engineers License. Position will remain open until filled. Posted here September 29, 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 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 September 22, 2017.

Arborist W-4 – Town of Lexington, MA
The Public Works Department has an opening in the Forestry Division for a W-4 Arborist. Requires the ability to lift heavy objects, understand & follow oral & written instructions, work under varying weather conditions, must have a CDL Class B license w/air brakes, and be available for overtime. See job description here. Consideration will be given to those applicants that have arboriculture and tree/landscaping experience. Please submit Town Application form (required) to Town Manager’s Office, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420, by September 15, 2017. For the required application form and job description, email or download from or call Human Resources Dept at 781-698-4590. Posted here September 11, 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 – open until filled. Posted here July 14, 2017.