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Wednesday, November 29, 2023 1:43 PM | Carrie Martin (Administrator)

The Town of Wellesley is looking for a full-time Foreman A/Tree Care for the Parks Division of the Department of Public Works. Within the DPW, the Park and Tree Division is responsible for the maintenance of all Town park land, conservation land, open spaces, athletic fields, active and passive recreation areas and all Town-owned trees. The incumbent will perform a variety of arboricultural tasks to manage the Town’s urban forest, open spaces, and right-of-ways for communication and electrical lines without direct supervision. The incumbent also supervises one or more crews consisting of skilled and/or unskilled workers engaged in tree maintenance and performs skilled tasks for other DPW divisions and Town departments as assigned. This role is required to exercises independent judgment; ensures proper operation of all equipment and follows all required safety procedures, demonstrates and is accountable for safe work practices; and demonstrates good leadership skills.

Requirements include the possession of or ability to obtain the following licenses and certifications within twelve months: a valid MA Class B CDL with air brakes endorsements; a valid Hoisting Engineer’s License classes 1B and 2B, Pesticide Applicator’s License, Category #36 tree and ornamentals license; Certified Massachusetts or International Society of Arboriculture (I.S.A.) Arborist; CPR Certification; and Electric Hazards Awareness Program Training. Also required are five years of professional arboricultural working experience, two years of supervisory experience, a good employment record; proficiency in the operation of Class B vehicles; and the ability to read, understand and follow written and verbal instructions and use hand and power tools.

Pay range is $28.39 - $38.12 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume or a Town of Wellesley employment application to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482. Resumes and/or applications may also be emailed as a Word document or PDF to by December 15, 2023. AA/EOE

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