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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: March 19, 2021
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Public Works Department (DPW)
Job Title: Tree Inventory/Management Plan Intern (2 Seasonal Positions)
Job Code: A544
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:

Reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Information Systems Manager for the DPW. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in updating an inventory of street trees in the City
  • Create and/or update the tree inventory for the Cambridge Common, Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge Golf Course and various other locations throughout the City
  • Collect information on street trees including caliper, species and location
  • Record location of trees in the field using GIS software
  • Field survey on foot covering potentially +/- 5 miles a day
  • Coordinate work through the DPW Forestry Unit and MIS
  • Develop a forestry management plan by compiling existing data and consulting with staff

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Working knowledge in personal computer operation and experience in working with Windows programs such as Access, Excel and Word.  Proficiency in GIS as well as an MCA, ISA and/or MCLP certification is a plus.   Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture/Forestry/Plant Biology desired. Massachusetts Driver's License Class D preferable.  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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to identify common tree species
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read a map
  • Good writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Moderate physical activity including lifting, bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, dragging, reaching, and pulling.  Walk and/or bike up to several miles a day. Employee will be exposed to all weather conditions.

RATE: $16.65/hour

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 the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing.

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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