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.


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 Email resumes to 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

Aerial Lift Operator
The Town of Duxbury is seeking a qualified and experienced candidate for our full-time, benefits-eligible, Aerial Lift Operator position within the Lands & Natural Resources Department. Candidate must have extensive tree and natural resources knowledge, physical ability, agility, tree climbing experience, rope use experience, chain saw, in the tree and proper harness skills as well as prior and demonstrable ability to supervise others, as well as valid Driver’s and CDL Class B licenses. Hydraulics 2B license and climbing and aerial lift certification preferred. To view full job description and to apply go to Posting beings July 14, 2021 and is open until filled. EEO. 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 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 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 Check out the full job description and all Town of Canton job opportunities at 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 Posted here June 18, 2021.

Arborist – Town of Lexington
The Public Works Department has an opening in the Forestry Division for an arborist. This position requires 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.  $23.74 per hour w/excellent benefits. Please submit Town Application form (required) to Town Manager’s Office, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420.  For the required application form and job description, email or download from or call Human Resources Department at 781-698-4590. Position will remain open until filled. Posted here May 7, 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: 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.

Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador Supervisor (Seasonal) – City of Cambridge
Cambridge DPW seeks a qualified individual to supervise the Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador program. The supervisor will work with a group of approximately 8 summer interns to lead and coordinate daily activities to support work objectives related to the Water-By-Bike summer program. Specific duties are listed on the job description at the city’s website employment page,

Submit both resume and letter of interest via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 3/24/2021. Position will remain open until filled. Posted here March 7, 2021

Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador Interns (8 Positions, Seasonal) – City of Cambridge
The position reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Landscape Administrator for the DPW. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: 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. More details may be found on the job description at the city’s website employment page,

Submit both resume and letter of interest via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 3/24/2021. Position will remain open until filled. Posted here March 7, 2021