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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: February 24, 2021
RESUME REQUESTED BY: 03/24/21POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Public Works Department (DPW)
Job Title: Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador Supervisor (Seasonal)
Job Code: A551
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.50 hours/week, 10-12 weeks, typically May through August

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cambridge DPW seeks a qualified individual to supervise the Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador program. The supervisor will work with a group of approximately 8 summer interns to lead and coordinate daily activities to support work objectives related to the Water-By-Bike summer program. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate watering routes with DPW staff for each team of interns and monitor progress throughout the day.
  • Supervise Water-By-Bike interns and ensure professional presentation and behavior.
  • Coordinate maintenance and repairs to bicycles and other equipment.
  • Inspect, water, and maintain selected young trees throughout the City.
  • Ride a bike with a trailer attached loaded with equipment and connect equipment to fire hydrants to water trees and fill ‘Gator Bags' with water. Weed existing tree wells.
  • Record watering progress with mapping program on tablet.
  • Interact with residents and businesses and promote urban tree care and benefits.
  • Responsibly represent the Cambridge Department of Public Works - Parks and Forestry Division
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
  • Perform related tasks as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • College coursework in urban forestry, environmental science, urban planning, or education preferred. Bachelor's degree preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute for education.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervisory role and team-building.
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility; ability to "think on one's feet" to revise and/or adapt to schedule changes.
  • A demonstrated interest in environmental stewardship and ability to engage with the public on these issues.
  • Familiarity with Cambridge preferred.
  • Must be comfortable riding a bicycle in urban environment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Moderate physical activity including lifting, bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, dragging, reaching, and pulling.  Exposure to all weather conditions. Work outside for extended periods of time.  Ride a bike for several miles a day.  Pre-employment Physical Examination may be required.

 

RATE: $20.00/hr

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 3/24/2021. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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