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 Warden – Town of Sandwich, MA
The Town of Sandwich has an opening for 40 hrs./week Tree Warden.  Conducts public hearings in accordance with the Public Shade Tree Act and serves as a member of the Scenic Road Committee. Must work in adverse weather conditions and be able to safely perform work at times while elevated in a bucket truck.  Successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with the preservation, maintenance care and control of public shade trees.  Class B Commercial Driver’s License required and Class 2A Hoisting License preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in arboriculture or forestry related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be licensed with the Department of Food and Agriculture.  Responds to emergency calls outside of normal work hours, including snow removal.  Salary Range:  $67,000 – $74,000 depending upon qualification along with excellent benefits.  Send cover letter of interest and resume by October 18, 2019 to: Tree Warden Search, 130 Main Street, Town Hall, Sandwich, MA 02563 or by e-mail at   EEO/AA employer. Application deadline October 18, 2018.  Posted here September 27, 2019.

Assistant City Arborist, City of Cambridge Department of Public Works (M620)
Under the direction of the Superintendent of Forestry and Landscapes, help manage the maintenance and care of nearly 19,000 municipal trees, in public ways, parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, squares, plazas, medians, and public building grounds; monitor the activities related to planting, watering, pruning, pest control, removal, and storm response. Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in arboriculture, either at the municipal or commercial level. Certification as an Arborist by either the Massachusetts Arborists Association or by the International Society of Arboriculture. Licensure as a Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator. Four Year Degree with an emphasis in arboriculture, landscape management, horticulture, plant and soil science, or related field preferred. $73,037 – $93,694/annually + excellent benefits. Detailed job description and application instructions, visit the “apply for a job” page at  “Apply for a Job” page at . Resume and letter of interest requested by 10/10/19 via email to: Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO employer. Posted here September 12, 2019.

Superintendent of Parks, Cemeteries & Forests – Town of Walpole, MA
The Town of Walpole is seeking qualified applicants for the above position, to work under the general direction of the Director of Public Works.  View the complete job description here.To apply, download the employment application and send completed application with cover letter to Town of Walpole, HR, 135 School St., Walpole, MA 02081. Position will remain open until filled. AA/EE0. Posted here June 26, 2019

Arborist – Town of Lexington, MA
The Public Works Dept has an opening in the Forestry Division for a W-4 Arborist. This position requires the ability to lift heavy objects, understand and follow oral and written instructions, work under varying weather conditions, be available for overtime, and must have the ability to obtain CDL Class B license w/air brakes.  Existing CDL license is preferred.  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.  For the required application form and job description, email or download from  or call Human Resources Dept at 781-698-4590. Open until filled. Posted here June 10, 2019.