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 Warden – City of Quincy
The Tree Warden shall be responsible for overseeing the maintenance and care of the more than 20,000 trees that line our city’s streets, as well as the countless trees in our parks, conservation areas, schools, and other public properties.  The Tree Warden should be a Certified Arborist, with more than ten years in the forestry business.  The Tree Warden will be expected to maintain their professional status throughout their tenure.  The Tree Warden should have familiarity with technology including, Microsoft Word, Excel, and standard GIS programming. Salary range is $92,300-$102,000 based upon qualifications. Interested persons should submit a resume to Patricia McGowan, Director of Human Resources, at pmcgowan@quincyma.gov or for a more detailed job description please see our job postings at www.quincyma.gov/departments/human_resources. Updated here 8/4/2022.

General Foreperson Cemetery/Tree Division of Department of Public Services – City of Salem
The General Foreperson Cemetery/Tree Division (General Foreperson) is a management position working under the direction of the Director of Public Services (DPS) to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate various DPS work related to the two divisions. The General Foreperson will plan, establish and monitor budgets and supervise and coordinate skilled craft and labor work, and inspect/approve said work. Salary: Up to $78,000 commensurate with experience. Visit this website to for more details and to apply. Posted here July 7, 2022.

Experienced Tree Care Worker – City of Newton
The City of Newton is seeking an experienced tree care worker to fill the position of Tree Maintenance Specialist for the City.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals working to rebuild Newton’s Urban Forestry program.  Newton Urban Forestry focuses on responding to the needs of our customers and ensuring safety for its workers and the public. We expect efficiency, quality, and professionalism.  In return, we provide competitive wages and excellent benefits in a challenging work environment where education and training is encouraged. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE. Posted here May 5, 2022.

Tree Warden – Town of West Springfield
This position performs administrative and supervisory work of a technical nature in connection with the maintenance of trees and with insect and pest control. Employee is responsible for oversight of utility arboriculture operations, running tree-related public meetings and working with town employees and outside contractors on forestry and arboriculture-related work. Employeeoversees Town’s forestry program including oversight of maintenance and removal of trees, sighting locations for additional trees; supervising planting of new trees; conducting inventories of Town-owned trees; performing hazard tree assessments, submitting grant applications in support of forestry programs and other related duties as assigned. Click here for more details and to apply. Posted here May 5, 2022.

Equipment Operator III (Tree Laborer) – Wilmington
Manual arboricultural work of a skilled nature in the care and maintenance of Town-owned trees, shrubbery, and roadside vegetation; all other related work as directed. To Apply:
Submit resume, cover letter and completed application to: Town Manager’s Office, Attn: Susan L. Inman, Assistant Town Manager/Human Resources, Director, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887 or, via email at: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov. Posted here May 5, 2022.

Forestry Supervisor/Tree Warden – Watertown
The City of Watertown Department of Public Works seeks an individual for professional, administrative, and site inspection work related to the planning and managing the care of street and park shade trees, including the planting, designing, relocating, trimming, and removal of trees.  This position, working under the administrative direction of the Superintendent of Public Works enforces provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws concerned with the protection of public trees; conducts required hearings; develops plans for the care and management of the town’s urban forest, works with departments to ensure the survival of street and park trees.  Supervises the Forestry Division including in-house staff and outside contractors; prepares budgets and manages expenses, prepares bid documents and evaluates bids, selects vendors, develops priorities, and determines job assignments.  Serves as a member of the plan/design review team and provides recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Boards regarding project petitions.  Ensures the safety of staff, contractors, the public, and other related work as required. Click here for more information and to apply. Posted here April 20, 2022

Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador Interns (6 positions)
 Inspect, water, and maintain selected young trees throughout the City. Ride a bike with trailer attached loaded with equipment and connect equipment to fire hydrants in order to water trees and fill ‘Gator Bags’ with water.  Weed existing tree wells. Record watering progress with mapping program on tablet. Interact with residents and businesses and promote urban tree care and benefits. Responsibly represent the Cambridge Department of Public Works – Parks and Forestry Division. A demonstrated interest in environmental stewardship and appreciation for trees in urban settings. Background or interest in urban forestry, horticulture, environmental studies, landscape architecture, or urban planning.  Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture, Forestry or Environmental Studies or related field is preferred. Ability to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be comfortable riding a bicycle in urban environment. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, languages, backgrounds, and ideologies. $17.19/hour.  Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Posted here March 28, 2022

Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador Supervisor
Cambridge DPW seeks a qualified individual to supervise the Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador program. The supervisor will work with a group of approximately 6 summer interns to lead and coordinate daily activities to support work objectives related to the Water-By-Bike summer program. College coursework in urban forestry, environmental science, urban planning, or education preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute for education. Demonstrated experience in supervisory role and team-building. Enthusiasm and flexibility; ability to “think on one’s feet” to revise and/or adapt to schedule changes.  A demonstrated interest in environmental stewardship and ability to engage with the public on these issues. Familiarity with Cambridge preferred. Must be comfortable riding a bicycle in urban environment.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, languages, backgrounds, and ideologies. $20.00/hour.  Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312Posted here March 28, 2022

Tree Climber – City of Salem
The City of Salem is seeking a tree climber. Minimum of two years climbing experience required. Must be verified by past employer(s). Ability to climb trees safely, with care and regard to the public and property in area. Ability to operate and maintain equipment safely, including power saws, stump grinder and chipper. Knowledge of proper pruning techniques. Must possess a valid CDL -B license, and a Massachusetts Hoisting License, minimum of 2b. Must be able to obtain a Massachusetts Hoisting License H3a within six (6) months of hire. Posted here March 21, 2022

Tree Climber – City of Cambridge
Two Positions. Reporting to the Superintendent of Urban Forestry and Landscapes, performs semi-skilled manual labor in connection with the general care of trees where climbing is required.  Cuts trees, repairs, and trims trees and shrubs; performs related tasks in the repair, maintenance, and care of trees and shrubs.  Uses a variety of power and hand tools necessary to perform tree care and maintenance.  Operates backhoes, small excavators, pick-up trucks, dump trucks, bucket trucks, and panel trucks, or other vehicles with a rated capacity of 26,001 pounds. One year of tree climbing experience.  Department may conduct practical assessment to confirm skill level. Must possess a current and valid Commercial Driver’s License Classification B and 1-B Hoisting Engineer License$27.60 – $32.22 per hour + excellent benefits. To apply, please complete a labor service application form (click on link) and return via email to employment@cambridgema.gov  We are an AA/EEO Employer. View Job Listing (cambridgema.gov). Posted here February 16, 2022.

Arborists – Town of Lexington
The Public Works Department has an opens in the Forestry Division for two arborists. These positions require the ability to lift heavy objects, understand and follow oral & written instructions, work under varying weather conditions, be available for overtime, and must have the appropriate level valid driver’s and CDL Class B commercial license w/air brakes, and hoisting license and EHAP certificate.  Consideration will be given to those applicants that have arboriculture & tree/landscaping experience.  $24.21 per hour w/excellent benefits. Please submit the Town Application form (required) to Town Manager’s Office, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420.  For the required application form and job description, email jobs@lexingtonma.gov or download from www.lexingtonma.gov or call Human Resources Department at 781-698-4590. The position will remain open until filled. Posted here January 31, 2022.

Forestry Zone Manager
The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division is seeking an experienced Forestry Zone Manager to join our team. The Parks and Open Space Division of the Department of Public Works maintains a network of beautiful parks and open spaces. The Forestry Zone Manager supervises, identifies, prepares for, and implements tree maintenance projects, providing instruction to workers performing similar work, and undertaking appropriate corrective actions as warranted. Performs technical arboriculture work including all phases of manual work related to pruning and maintaining street and park trees and removing hazardous trees. Performs all other related work as required. Posted here 12/6/2021.

Tree Maintenance Crafts Person
The Town of Westborough Department of Public Works seeks applications from energetic, team-oriented individuals for the full-time position of Tree Maintenance Craftsperson. The position is primarily focused on general maintenance and removal of town trees. Essential functions of the position include tree trimming, tree cutting, chipping, and tree debris removal and disposal. The position requires availability for on-call duties during inclement weather events and other emergencies including snow and tree removal. This is a union position, W-4, with a salary range of $20.39-$29.16 DOQ. Interested persons should submit a resume to Kimberly Foster, Assistant Town Manager, 34 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 or email via jobs@town.westborough.ma.us. The position remains open until filled. AA/EOE Employer. Posted here 11/9/2021.

Community Garden Ambassador Intern
The City of Cambridge is seeking a Community Garden Ambassador Intern. Knowledge, skills, and abilities: the ability to work independently, the ability to read a map, excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. Physical demands/work environment: moderate physical activity including lifting, bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, dragging, reaching, and pulling.  Walk and/or bike up to several miles a day. Employees will be exposed to all weather conditions. Required to travel around the City of Cambridge. Hours of work: 19.5 hours/week; 6 months with the opportunity to renew, weekend and evening hours required. Rate: $20.00/hour. Application procedure: submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. The review of resumes is ongoing. They are an AA/EEO Employer. Posted here 10/28/2021

Highway Superintendent-Facilities Manager
The Town of Berlin seeks qualified candidates for the position of Highway Superintendent-Facilities Manager. Associate’s Degree with specialization in civil engineering, business or public administration or a related field preferred; 5-7 years of responsible experience with a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory capacity preferably in a full-service, municipal public works department; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Salary commensurate with relevant experience and education. Full job description available at https://www.townofberlin.com/home/pages/employment-opportunities. Email resumes to townadmin@townofberlin.com or mail to Town Administrator, 23 Linden Street, Berlin, MA 01503 no later than Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm. EOE. Posted here 8/5/2021

Tree Leadperson
The Town of Westborough Department of Public Works seeks applications from energetic, team-oriented individuals for the full-time position of Tree Leadperson. Essential functions of the position include scheduling and leading tree crew work assignments, enforcing safety regulations, requisitioning supplies, accounting for equipment, and forecasting expenses.  Duties are primarily focused on management of town trees by removing, trimming, and planting of town trees and other vegetation.  Experience in public works and tree maintenance and road side vegetation control is necessary.  Desired candidate will be a leader who is action-oriented, brings innovative ideas, and is an effective communicator. Massachusetts CDL Class B and Hoisting License for Backhoe/Front End Loader are required.  Must demonstrate safety certification to operate a bucket truck.   A full job description may be obtained at the Town of Westborough Human Resources website. This is a union position, Grade W-6, with a wage range of $28.19-$37.58/hour, DOQ. Interested persons should submit a resume to Kimberly Foster, Assistant Town Manager, 34 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 or email via jobs@town.westborough.ma.us. Review of applications will begin August 18, 2021; position remains open until filled. EEO Employer. Posted here 8/5/2021.

Administrative Assistant – Highway Department
The Town of Brookfield Highway Department seeks an Administrative Assistant (24 hours/week). The administrative assistant performs highly skilled administrative and clerical duties to coordinate the administrative activities of the department in an effective and efficient manner. The position requires excellent communication skills both oral and written. Must be able to deal tactfully, courteously, and professionally with residents, town officials, industry professionals, and highway department personnel. The ability to multitask while remaining organized and detail-oriented is very important. Must have a working knowledge of Open Meeting Law, Public Records Law, State Ethics Law, and Public Procurement Laws. A high school diploma and 3-5 years of relevant office administration in a municipal setting are required. Please see the job description (available on www.brookfieldma.us) for a list of qualifications and responsibilities. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to the Brookfield Highway Department, 56 Mill St. Brookfield, MA 01506 no later than July 30, 2021. EEO Employer. Posted here 7/14/21.

Special Heavy Equipment Operator
The Town of Canton’s Public Works Department is seeking qualified candidates for Special Heavy Equipment Operator position in the Forestry Division.  The SHEO maintains Town trees; trims roadside brush; operates aerial lift truck, woodchipper, chainsaws and stump grinder. High School diploma or equivalent and 1-3 years of heavy equipment operating experience. Class B CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements required. Hoisting licenses 2A, 4E & 4G and 1C are also required. Certification as a competent person and confined space certification required for highway division employees. Salary range: $27.56 – $31.52/hourly, plus benefits. 40 hours per week, Monday through Thursday 7am – 4pm; Friday 7am – 1pm. Please send resumé and Town application to Meredith Hartling, HR Generalist by mail at 801 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021; by fax at 781-575-6602; or email to hr@town.canton.ma.us. Check out the full job description and all Town of Canton job opportunities at www.town.canton.ma.us/Jobs. Posted here 7/9/21.

Natural Resource Specialist (Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator)
This outreach notice is to identify individuals that may be interested in serving as the Northeast Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator with the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region State and Private Forestry unit in Durham, NH.  This is a permanent position that will be advertised in the next few months on the federal website USAJobs. This specialist implements the provisions of the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Urban and Community Forestry Program which was authorized under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act.  This person’s primary responsibility is for providing program and urban and community forestry technical assistance, and technology transfer to State Forestry Agencies and other partners in NY, VT, NH, ME, CT, MA, and RI It also involves coordinating across SPF programs, and Deputy areas as well as assisting with other regional and national projects.  To indicate your interest, please respond through the FS outreach database by June 28. The database can be accessed through the following link https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/?id=A950B49D24204F78A3AEB3BDB8415DE7 Posted here June 18, 2021.

Tree Climber II – Town of Wilmington
Manual arboricultural work of a very skilled nature in the care and maintenance of town-owned trees, shrubbery, and roadside vegetation involving aerial lift operation, skilled rope and saddle climbing, and rigging; all other related work as required. Read the complete job description at the link above. Application procedures are detailed on the town’s Employment Opportunities webpage. Position will remain open until filled. Posted here April 30, 2021

Community Garden Ambassador Intern – City of Cambridge
Reports to the Supervising Landscape Architect in the Engineering Division and works closely with the Supervising Engineer managing community gardens. Position requires knowledge of growing conditions and the abilities to identify typical garden plants, to work independently, and to read a map, as well as good writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Specific duties and application procedure are detailed on the Cambridge employment website. Resume and letter of interest requested by 4/29/21. Position will remain open until filled. Posted here April 5, 2021

Tree Inventory/Management Plan Intern (2 Seasonal Positions) – City of Cambridge
Reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Information Systems Manager for the DPW. Specific duties include but are not limited to assisting in updating an inventory of city street trees and creating or updating the tree inventory for various locations throughout the city. Click here for more details. Applicants should submit both resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing. We are an AA/EEO Employer. Posted here March 19, 2021.