Urban Forestry Crew Technician

Trees Atlanta

Atlanta , Georgia

Employment Type: Part-Time, Seasonal/Temporary

Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Start Date: April 2, 2018

End Date: End of October

Reports to: Logistics Data Manager

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Technician to lead and assist with all aspects of the maintenance (watering, pruning, mulching, fertilizing, treating, assessing, & etc.) of Atlanta’s public right-of-way, park trees, and greenspaces to sustain the health and vigor of Atlanta’s urban canopy.

The Urban Forestry Crew Technician will:

  • Co-leading groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Facilitate watering schedule for new plants.
  • Facilitate an invasive species schedule for all greenspace projects.
  • Implement seasonal fertilization and spraying regiment to abate invasive weeds and pests, as directed by the Urban Forestry Crew Manager.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

Requirements

  • A valid driver’s license and a clean record.
  • Proficiency in pickup truck and trailer driving.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Urban Forestry Crew work is performed outdoors.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members.
  • Have great leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
  • Updated tetanus shot.

This position starts with a 90 day probationary period. Hours are adjusted to meet seasonal part-time needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume to Tabitha Schwartz at tabitha@treesatlanta.org with “Urban Forestry Crew Member Technician” in the subject line of your email.

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