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.


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.