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Seasonal Planting Laborer I (Greening the Gateway Cities Program)

Laborer I < 90 Days STS

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Seasonal Planting Laborer I.

The Seasonal Planting Laborer l will work outdoors in all types of weather and will perform various labor tasks in support of the Greening the Gateway Cities Tree Planting Program effort to plant trees in Massachusetts's gateway cities to increase tree canopy cover for the purpose of reducing heating and cooling energy costs to residences and businesses.

Seasonal staff dig and backfill tree planting holes with hand tools; plant trees according to industry standards; load and unload trees from vehicles and trailers; load and unload tools and equipment; maintain vehicles, tools and equipment.

Performs preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and tools by washing, inspecting, tightening, lubricating and by sharpening edges on all cutting tools.

Serve as a primary contact for Chinese speaking residents of Quincy who are interested in the Greening the Gateway Cities program

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to work in a team setting.

Manual dexterity.

Physical stamina and endurance for full time, hard manual labor.

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Willing to work in all weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Skill in using hand tools such as shovels, mattocks, pry bars, bolt cutters, clippers, etc.

Ability to speak and write Chinese and translate materials for homeowners who speak Chinese


Start date will be on or about August 19 and work for approximately 12 weeks.

Applicants will have the potential to become a STS Laborer II with proven experience in driving a van towing a trailer.

Paper applications will also be accepted and can be printed from this link:

Please mail to:

Allison Smith

Department of Conservation and Recreation

251 Causeway St. Suite 900

Boston, MA 02114

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Associated topics: aerial, cave, japanese, museum, recreation attendant, specialist, tourist, travel, trip, trolley

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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