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Brookline Parks and Open Space Division Forestry Zone Manager

Monday, January 29, 2024 2:26 PM | Thomas Brady

The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division is seeking an experienced arborist to join our team as the Forestry Zone Manager . The Parks and Open Space Division of the Department of Public Works maintains a network of beautiful parks and open spaces. The Forestry Zone Manager supervises, identifies, prepares for and implements tree maintenance projects, providing instruction to workers performing similar work, and undertaking appropriate corrective actions as warranted. Performs technical arboriculture work including all phases of manual work related to pruning and maintaining street and park trees and removing hazardous trees. Performs all other related work as required.


High school education required; Associates degree desired; additional technical forestry training preferred; three years of direct experience working as a tree climber and supervising forestry crews; safety training required; experience with pesticides and in maintenance of parks and grounds desirable; at least one year of supervisory experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid CDL Class B and Hoisting Engineer's License required. First Aid and CPR Training. MA Pesticide Applicators License desirable.

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Salary & Benefits:

$32.13/hourly plus generous leave time, health and dental insurance benefits, 12 paid holidays, 2 weeks’ vacation to start, up to 7 personal days, 15 paid sick days, pension system and excellent working conditions.

Please Apply with Resume and Cover Letter. Position open until filled.

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