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.


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.

Tree Warden – Part-time, Flexible Schedule – Town of Marblehead, MA
Reports to Town Administrator, the Tree Warden position is responsible for coordination of planning efforts for tree maintenance, care and planting throughout the Town, and carrying out the requirements of MGL Ch. 87 and Town Bylaw CH 177-8.  Must meet and maintain all professional requirements required by MGL c.87 and Town Bylaw CH 177-8 and have experience interacting with the public and citizen groups. Preferred background includes 5 years of arboriculture work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience as well as being a MA Certified Arborist or International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist or must be able to obtain within 3 months of hire. For full job description visit Send cover letter and resume to Jason Silva, Town Administrator, Abbot Hall, 188 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA  01945 or at  Deadline for submitting resumes is Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12:00pm. AA/EOE. Posted here May 29, 2019

Tree Climber – Department of Public Works – Town of Arlington, MA
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.  Assists with town-wide snow removal and sanding operations during winter months. Qualifications include: high school diploma; one year experience as a groundsman; experience operating heavy motor equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Mass. Class B, CDL, Pesticide/Herbicide Spray License, Hoisting License. This is a Civil Service, full-time, benefitted, AFSCME Union position. To apply, please visit our website at NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 7, 2019. Posted here May 29, 2019.

Assistant Parks Superintendent – City of Cambridge MA Public Works (M259)
Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, the Assistant Parks Superintendent will provide management and technical expertise to significant components of the park maintenance program, particularly around the maintenance of landscape plantings, playground equipment, athletic fields, irrigation systems and other water features. College degree in horticulture, agronomy, and/or related field required. Certifications related to landscaping, turf, management, irrigation, and/or related field preferred. Five years of progressively responsible experience in landscape/horticultural operations, with at least two years of administrative/supervisory experience. Significant knowledge of turfgrass, ornamental shrubs/grasses, and flowers, particularly those common to the northeastern U.S.  Some knowledge of trees common to the region. Significant understanding of and experience with landscape maintenance and construction contract management. Comprehensive knowledge of and practical experience maintaining all aspects of irrigation and other park water systems, including computerized controls, electrical systems, and plumbing.  $84,741 – $95,278 annually + excellent benefits. Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 06/10/19 via email to  We are an AA/EEO Employer.  View the detailed job description. Posted here May 29, 2019.