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Urban Forestry Intern

Location: Wausau, WI

Position Description


TITLE:                        Urban Forestry Intern - Seasonal Labor

2 Positions Available - Summer 2023

DEPARTMENT:        Wausau & Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry

REPORTS TO:           City Forester  

PAY GRADE:            $14.00 per hour


Primary Function


Under supervision of the City Forester, perform an update of the City’s tree inventory. Provide updated tree and site information into the web-based tree management system. Create efficient methods of utilizing the system’s data including report building and work order management.


Major Duties and Responsibilities


  • Conduct fieldwork activities including tree identification, tree inventory and visual assessment of trees in urban and natural settings.
  • Become familiar with the web-based tree inventory system and create methods to utilize the data that increases efficiency and usage.
  • Interact with the public in a positive manner that reflects positively on the Department.
  • May chip brush, prune trees or conduct other assigned duties.

Position Requirements


  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform varied tasks to completion without immediate supervision.
  • Operate computer/tablet to perform moderately complex word processing functions, data entry and database maintenance.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, and a driving record that meets county standards.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Desirable Training and Experience

  • Academic background in urban forestry, forest management or related field.
  • Experience in tree identification and maintenance preferred.
  • Previous experience in performing routine semi-skilled tasks under limited supervision.


Apply on the Marathon County website: Position Description (

Employer Info

900 Pardee Street
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401


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