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.
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.
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:
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.