Tree Inventory Intern – City of Cambridge (Cambridge, MA)

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

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.

 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 up to several miles a day. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employee will be exposed to all weather conditions.

RATE: $16.63/hour

HOURS PER WEEK: 30 hrs per week, 6-8 weeks temporary position

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 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. Review of resumes will begin 5/31/13.

City of Cambridge residents especially are encouraged to apply.

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