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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 Climber – Dept. of Public Works, Town of Wellesley, MA
Reporting to the General Foreman and/or Tree Care Foreman, the Tree Climber performs all kinds of tree and landscape care including mowing, trimming, planting, pruning, fertilizing, pest control, hazardous electric line pruning, tree removal and other operations involving rigging. The ability to rope climb and work in trees is essential. Read more job description and how to apply here. Applications are due by December 12, 2019. AA/EOE. Posted here November 27, 2019.

Medium Equipment Operator – Dept. of Public Works, Town of Wellesley, MA The full-time Medium Equipment Operator for the Parks Division drives or operates a variety of equipment and vehicles requiring a valid MA Class B CDL with air brake endorsement, and a Hoisting Engineer’s license Classes 1C, 2B and 4G.  Work involves maintaining parks, trees, shrubs, flowerbeds and grass on public lands. Read more job description and how to apply here. Applications are due by December 12, 2019. AA/EOE. Posted here November 27, 2019.

Tree Climber/Special Motor Equipment Operator, City of Cambridge Public Works Department The City of Cambridge seeks an experienced Tree Climber to perform 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 tools necessary to perform tree care and maintenance. In addition, operates pick-up trucks, dump trucks, panel trucks with a rated capacity of 26,001 pounds or under; passenger automobiles, sidewalk plows and sweepers; small tractors, bulldozers and rollers. Plows and sands sidewalks; greases, oils, and performs manual labor tasks when not working as a Motor Equipment Operator. Loads and unloads trucks; picks up and hauls materials; and transports personnel. One year of tree climbing experience and a valid Commercial Driver’s License Classification B plus 1 -B Hoisting Engineer License required.  A Practical Test may be required in addition to experience requirements. Applicants must complete a Labor Service Application available from and returned to the: Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02139.  Any difficulty downloading the application form, please contact  Fax: (617) 349-4312.  We are an AA/EEO EmployerPosted here November 4, 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.