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.


Summer Intern Positions – Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, MA
Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador Interns (Summer Positions)
Tree Inventory Intern (1-2 Summer Positions)
Click on the links above for complete descriptions of the Cambridge DPW summer job openings. Submit both your 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. For all the above positions: Resume and letter of interest requested by 03/31/20. Positions will remain open until filled.  AA/EEO Employer. Posted here March 2, 2020. 

Seasonal Forestry Assistant (Amherst) – Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
The Forestry assistant aids the Utilization and Markets Program with developing and supporting community based heating assistance programs to recycle surplus urban wood and forest resources into beneficial community services. This position will also assist with the fulfillment of federal grant objectives designed to increase forest landowner’s participation in land management operations through education and outreach. Forestry Assistants work outdoors in all types of weather; work in isolated areas; may be exposed to the hazards of power tools and equipment such as chainsaws. Posting:  Posted here March 2, 2020

Forestry Supervisor/Tree Warden – Town of Watertown, MA
The Town 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. See the link above for complete job description and requirements. Additional requirements include certification as an arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture or the Massachusetts Arborists Association. TO APPLY: Town of Watertown application form is on their website or at the Personnel Department. An application form with cover letter and resume is accepted by email:; fax 1-617-923-8195 or at the Personnel Department, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Position will remain open until filled. Posted here February 24, 2020.

Tree Climber – 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.  For a complete job description, or to apply, please visit  Position will remain open until filled. Posted here January 30, 2020.

Crew Leader, Forestry – Town of Falmouth, MA
The Town of Falmouth DPW, Parks Department, has an immediate opening for an experienced supervisor to direct and work with a crew that engages in public works construction and maintenance activities; identifies trees and problem situations in need of attention; schedules work; determines appropriate methods and techniques for completing job; assigns subordinates to tasks; oversees and evaluates work. Responsible for the care of trees using hydraulic, truck-mounted bucket hoists; does necessary trimming and pruning to eliminate hazards and preserve beauty of trees on streets and in parks or other public property; performs tree surgery. Operates spraying equipment, chain saws, wood chipper, stump grinder, aerial equipment and miscellaneous other tools and equipment pertinent to forestry and pest control. High school graduation; additional courses in arboriculture or related field preferred; three years’ experience in public works construction and maintenance projects and heavy equipment operation including tree maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Also required are possession of valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement. Valid Hoisting Engineer License, Restriction 2-A or 2-B, and OSHA 10 Certification. Wage is $22.75 – $29.01/hr. Full job description, employment application and instructions for applying can be found at Falmouth Job Opportunities Candidates who submit their application by January 24, 2020 will be given preference. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Posted here January 13, 2020.