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Tree Inventory Intern (1-2 Summer Positions), City of Cambridge Department of Public Works (A540)

Location: Cambridge, MA
Salary: $16.63 per hour

The City of Cambridge DPW Department seeks qualified applicants to:

  • Assist in updating an inventory of street trees in the City.
  • Create and/or update the tree inventory for the Cambridge Common, Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge Golf Course and various other locations throughout the City.
  • Collect information on street trees including caliper, species and location.
  • Record location of trees in the field using GIS software.
  • Field survey on foot covering potentially +/- 5 miles a day
  • Coordinate work through the DPW Forestry Unit and MIS
  • Perform related tasks as needed

Minimum Requirements: Working knowledge in personal computer operation and experience in working with Windows programs such as Access, Excel and Word.  Proficiency in GIS as well as an MCA, ISA and/or MCLP certification is a plus.   Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture/Forestry/Plant Biology desired. Massachusetts Driver's License Class D preferable.

  • Ability to identify common tree species
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read a map
  • Good writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Moderate physical activity including lifting, bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, dragging, reaching, and pulling.  Walk up to several miles a day. Employee will be exposed to all weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

$16.63/hour, 30 hours per week, 8-10 weeks Summer temporary position

Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 3/31/20, Position will remain open until filled. We are am AA/EEO Employer.



Employer Info

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
(617) 349-4332


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