Forestry Internship

City Of Middleton Parks Department

Middleton, Wisconsin

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details $17 per hour
Deadline Dec 31, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


General Description
This is a seasonal position performing urban forestry and tree maintenance activities within the City of Middleton under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Field Services & City Forester/Conservancy Lead.

Job Functions
Participate in tree maintenance activities, including but not limited to planting, pruning, removing, inventory, insect & disease control as part of City Urban Forestry Program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment commonly used in forestry operations.
  • Working knowledge of work hazards, proper personal protective gear (PPE), safety operations, and practices commonly used in forestry operations. 
  • Ability to assist with providing public information and meetings to address public awareness regarding Spongy moth and other forestry activities. 
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. 
  • Ability to work independently. Ability to assess and identify a variety of plants, trees, insects, and pests common to the urban forest areas of southern Wisconsin. 
  • Ability to safely operate, maintain & repair standard forestry equipment. 
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written work instructions. 
  • Must be 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license, possess steel-toe safety footwear, and be able to perform physical requirements of position.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. 
  • Previous forestry, landscaping, park operations, and maintenance experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of commonly used tools and equipment. 
  • Knowledge of operations and preventative maintenance procedures for safely operating forestry, landscaping or park vehicles, and equipment preferred.



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Category Forestry