Urban Forestry Crew Technician

Become a part of our team!

If you are passionate about trees, possess a “can do” attitude, and love to be involved in the community, then Trees Atlanta just might be the place to plant yourself! Our dynamic team is dedicated to the Trees Atlanta mission, and we welcome your interest in sharing our vision.

Urban Forestry Crew Technician

Employment Type: Part-Time (Seasonal/Temporary)

Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to:  Data and Logistics Manager

Apply By: April 5, 2019

Salary: $13.50/hourJob Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Technician to lead and assist with all aspects of the maintenance (target species removal, watering, mulching, fertilizing, treating, pruning, assessing, & etc.) of Atlanta’s public right-of-way, park trees, and greenspaces to sustain the health and vigor of Atlanta’s urban canopy.

The Urban Forestry Crew Technician will:

  • Co-leading groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Assist with facilitation of watering schedule for new plants.
  • Assist with facilitation of a target species removal for all greenspace projects.
  • Assist with execution of seasonal fertilization and spraying regiment to abate invasive weeds and pests, as directed by their supervisor.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean record.
  • Proficiency in pickup truck and trailer driving.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Urban Forestry Crew work is performed outdoors.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members.
  • Have great leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
  • Updated tetanus shot.

This position starts with a 90-day probationary period. Hours are adjusted to meet seasonal part-time needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work. THIS ASSIGNMENT IS TEMPORARY FOR the SPRING AND SUMMER MAINTENANCE SEASON.

To Apply:
Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application. In your cover letter please describe a scenario or past experience where you have exhibited accountability, adaptability, and motivating others.

*All final candidates will be required to pass both a criminal background check and drug screening before a hiring decision is made.*