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  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022 1:46 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    GBK Company Inc, TREE AND LANDSCAPE

    Aug. 31, 2022

    BUSY TREE & LANDSCAPE COMPANY IN FAIRHAVEN MASSACHUSETTS SEEKING BUCKET TRUCK OPERATOR/CREW FOREMAN. MUST BE RELIABLE. PAY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE. TEXT OR EMAIL RESUME TO 508-294-8052 OR GB@GBKCOMPANY.COM.

    Contact Information

    G. BOURNE KNOWLES IV, MCA

    gb@gbkcompany.com


  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022 1:44 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Aug. 24, 2022

    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University seeks highly motivated landscaping professional for the role of Gardener I (Landscape Operations). The successful candidate will join the Arboretum’s Horticulture Department in the stewardship of North America’s oldest public arboretum.

    The Gardener I will work as a member of the Department’s landscape operations team. Primary responsibilities include mowing, string trimming, and related turf and equipment maintenance; assisting with irrigation system design, installation, and maintenance; litter management; snow removal; and other landscape operation and construction tasks as needed. Secondary responsibilities include meadow management and trail installation and upkeep.

    This position may be responsible for overseeing the work of seasonal employees as needed. In addition, they may support the Arboretum’s internship training programs through the development and instruction of hands-on training and mentorship. The successful candidate is expected to engage fully in the professional activities of the Arboretum and work collaboratively with colleagues on interdepartmental efforts. The Arboretum seeks to build a dynamic and diverse horticulture team and encourages all interested candidates meeting the basic qualifications to apply.

    Hourly Wage: $24.44. Full-time, Permanent, Benefits Eligible Position.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

    • Mowing, string trimming, and leaf clean-up
    • Weeding, mulching, and brush chipping
    • Litter management
    • Maintain, repair and operation of various equipment and hand-tools
    • Snow operations

    Assists with as needed:

    • Irrigation and drainage systems
    • Pruning and transplanting
    • Maintenance of grounds structures (e.g., benches, trash cans and signage)
    • Soil management
    • Graffiti removal

    May oversee the work of term appointments and interns as assigned

    Other related job duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

    A minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of horticulture or a related field. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and D.O.T. Medical Examiner’s Certificate, which will be paid by the Arboretum as part of the pre-employment process. Must be able to perform manual labor, including frequent lifting/carrying/transporting loads up to 50 lbs. Required to work in all weather conditions in all seasons and essential staff for weather-related emergencies impacting the grounds.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    • Previous experience with irrigation systems preferred. Maintain appropriate computerized records for equipment and grounds maintenance; order parts and supplies for grounds and equipment that have been approved by the Manager or Assistant Manager.
    • Possess and maintain (within six months of employment and at the Arboretum's expense) a hoisting license of the proper classification as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator’s License.

    To learn more about the position and how to apply see:

    https://arboretum.harvard.edu/about/jobs-and-opportunities/job-openings/

    Contact Information

    Rachel Brinkman, MCA

    rbrinkman@fas.harvard.edu


  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022 1:43 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Aug. 16, 2022

    The Tree Warden shall be responsible for overseeing the maintenance and care of all community trees – on streets and town commons as well as in parks, schoolyards, and town conservation areas. The Tree Warden is responsible for the oversight of utility arboriculture operations, running tree-related public meetings and working with Town employees and outside contractors for arboriculture related work.

    Certified Arborist or graduate of a two-year college with an Associate’s degree in the field of arboriculture, with three (3) years related work experience

    Must obtain Massachusetts Pesticide License within three months of hire.

    Must possess a valid Massachusetts Driver's License.

    This part time position will be maximum of 40 hours per month and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. To apply for this position please forward your resume to Donna Gaffey, Director of Human Resources. Dgaffey@stoneham-ma.gov. Please visit our website for complete job description and application instructions.

    https://www.stoneham-ma.gov/674/Town-of-Stoneham-Job-Opportunities

    Contact Information

    Donna Gaffey

    DGaffey@stoneham-ma.gov


  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022 1:41 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Jul. 26, 2022

    We are looking for a safety minded individual with good arboricultural knowledge and can complete any job at hand. Has years of experience in the field and has good communication skills to talk with clients and guides crew through jobs daily. Can drive truck and trailer combinations in order to bring equipment to jobsites. Must be comfortable working aloft in lifts or by climbing trees.

    Tree Specialists, Inc. is a great place to grow and advance your arboricultural skills. We work to preserve trees on private and commercial properties in the greater Boston area using the most modern equipment in an efficient manner. If you want to preserve some of the oldest trees in the greater Boston area with the most modern practices, this place is for you!

    • Can perform arboricultural maintenance on trees safely in accordance to ANSI Z133 & A300 standards
    • Is ISA or MCA certified
    • Class B CDL needed
    • Has 1B, 2A hoisting license or can work towards in first 6 month
    • Must be able to work 40–50-hour work weeks.

    Benefits: health and dental insurance, 401k, sick and paid time off, gear stipend, gear replacement of worn life support systems and safety gear (saddles, hardhats, etc.)

    Competitive pay based on skill and experience ($30-$40 per hour)

    Contact Information

    Rolf Briggs, MCA

    rbriggs@treespecialists.com


  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022 1:40 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Jul. 26, 2022

    Tree Specialists is always busy, and always looking for good people with a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. We offer great pay and benefits, with a professional work environment.

    We are looking for a safety minded individual with good knowledge of the trade and previous experience and/or schooling. Can drive truck and trailer combinations in order to bring equipment to jobsites. Must be comfortable working aloft in lifts or by climbing trees. Tree Specialists, Inc. is a great place to grow and advance your arboricultural skills. We work to preserve trees on private and commercial properties in the greater Boston area using the most modern equipment in an efficient manner. If you want to preserve some of the oldest trees in the greater Boston area with the most modern practices, this place is for you!

    • Can perform arboricultural maintenance on trees safely in accordance to ANSI Z133 & A300 standards
    • ISA or MCA certified is a plus!
    • Class B CDL is a plus
    • Has 1B, 2A hoisting license or can work towards in first 6 month
    • Must be able to work 40–50-hour work weeks
    • Benefits: health and dental insurance, 401k, sick and paid time off, issued gear stipend, gear replacement of worn life support systems and safety gear (saddles, hardhats, etc.)
    • Competitive pay based on skill and experience ($25-$35 per hour)

    Contact Information

    Rolf Briggs, MCA

    rbriggs@treespecialists.com


  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022 1:37 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Jun. 23, 2022

    Position Description

    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University seeks a highly motivated and skilled horticulture professional, passionate about the care of diverse plant collections, gardens, and landscapes, to fill the role of Arboretum Horticulturist I. The successful candidate will join the Arboretum’s Horticulture Department in the stewardship of one of the finest and most significant woody plant collections in North America. Horticulturists are responsible for the full range of horticultural and landscape maintenance tasks within assigned management zones. Responsibilities include installation and establishment of new specimens; maintenance and structural pruning of young trees, shrubs, and vines; weed, mulch and compost operations; planning and execution IPM practices; implementation of fine horticulture techniques to increase landscape aesthetics; operation and maintenance of a wide-range of equipment; planning and execution of landscape improvement projects; snow operations and other weather related essential work; and other assignments as part of the full horticulture operation. In addition, horticulture staff members support the Arboretum’s longstanding internship training programs through development and instruction of courses, hands-on training, and mentorship. The successful candidate is expected to engage fully in the professional activities of the Arboretum and work collaboratively with colleagues on interdepartmental efforts. The Arboretum seeks to build a dynamic and diverse horticulture team and encourages all interested candidates meeting the basic qualifications to apply. Hourly Wage: $36.01. Full-time, Permanent, Benefits Eligible Position.

    Essential Functions:

    The Arboretum Horticulturist I position performs a wide variety of duties associated with the overall operation of the Arnold Arboretum including:
    • Maintenance and structural pruning of young trees, shrubs, and vines
    • Nursery practices including ball-and-burlap techniques and proper planting protocols
    • Pest and disease monitoring and management as part of a holistic IPM program
    • Weed management and lawn maintenance
    • Soil health monitoring and improvement
    • Evaluate and improve landscape aesthetics
    • Maintain, repair, and operate various equipment
    • Leaf, litter, and snow management
    • Identify and assist with repair of irrigation, drainage, paths and other hardscape and infrastructure systems
    • Oversees the work of interns, apprentices, and seasonal term appointments
    • May oversee the work of Gardener I and Gardener II workers as assigned
    • Related job duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

    • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree is required. Hiring preference for degrees in arboriculture, horticulture, or related field.
    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the field of horticulture or a related field is required.
    • Significant experience in ornamental horticulture may be substituted for the educational requirement.
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and acquire a D.O.T. Medical Examiner’s Certificate as part of the pre-hiring process.
    • Possess and maintain a Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator’s License within six months of employment and either a Massachusetts Commercial Pesticide License or a Massachusetts Private Pesticide License within three years of employment.
    • Possess and maintain (within six months of employment) a hoisting license of the proper classification as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    • Be certified as an Arborist with the Massachusetts Arborist Association or with the International Society of Arboriculture within six months of employment.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    • Required to work in all weather conditions in all seasons
    • Demonstrate performance in the safe & proper operation of the Arboretum’s equipment
    • Essential staff for weather-related emergencies impacting the grounds
    • Demonstrate ability to perform manual labor, including frequent lifting/carrying/transporting heavy loads up to 50 lbs.

    What Makes the Arboretum Special?

    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world's leading centers for the study of plants. Founded in 1872 and designed by America's first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, and the Arboretum's first director, Charles Sprague Sargent, the 281-acre Arboretum is a historic landmark and one of the best-preserved of Olmsted's landscapes. A unique blend of beloved public landscape and respected research institution, the Arboretum provides and supports world-class research, horticulture, and education programs that foster the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of woody plants. Along with a horticultural library and herbarium encompassing some 4.8 million dried plant specimens, the Arboretum comprises one of the largest and best-documented woody plant collections in the world, with over 15,000 living plants. To learn more about the Arnold Arboretum and our upcoming sesquicentennial (150th anniversary), please explore

    EEO Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    PLEASE NOTE: The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

    Apply online at https://arboretum.harvard.edu/about/jobs-and-opportunities/job-openings/

    Contact Information

    Rachel Brinkman, MCA

    rbrinkman@fas.harvard.edu


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