Seasonal Planting Laborer I (Greening the Gateway Cities
Laborer I < 90 Days STS
About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:
The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the
largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and
protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational
opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes
over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection
lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf
courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified
applicants for the position of Seasonal Planting Laborer I.
The Seasonal Planting Laborer l will work outdoors in all types
of weather and will perform various labor tasks in support of the
Greening the Gateway Cities Tree Planting Program effort to plant
trees in Massachusetts's gateway cities to increase tree canopy
cover for the purpose of reducing heating and cooling energy costs
to residences and businesses.
Seasonal staff dig and backfill tree planting holes with hand
tools; plant trees according to industry standards; load and unload
trees from vehicles and trailers; load and unload tools and
equipment; maintain vehicles, tools and equipment.
Performs preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and tools
by washing, inspecting, tightening, lubricating and by sharpening
edges on all cutting tools.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to work in a team setting.
Physical stamina and endurance for full time, hard manual
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Willing to work in all weather conditions.
Skill in using hand tools such as shovels, mattocks, pry bars,
bolt cutters, clippers, etc.
Start date will be on or about April 11 and work for
approximately 12 weeks.
Applicants will have the potential to become a STS Laborer II
with proven experience in driving a van towing a trailer.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.