14 days old

Forestry Technician (Seasonal)

Trees Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30310

Forestry Technician (Seasonal)

Urban Landscape Maintenance Crew




Employment Type: Part-Time (Seasonal - up to 40 hours weekly)

Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Supervisor:  Program Logistics Manager

Apply By: March 31, 2023

Anticipated Start Date: April 3, 2023 (the position ends in October 2023)

End Date: October 31, 2023

Salary: Minimum of $15.00/hour

Total Available Openings: 16


Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlantas urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlantas tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlantas most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.


About the Opportunity

Program Technician is an entry-level position that conducts its work mainly in an outdoors setting. A Program Technician assists with all aspects of the maintenance of Atlantas public right-of-way, park trees, and greenspaces to sustain the health and vigor of Atlantas urban canopy. Technicians will work closely with Trees Atlanta program staff. Trees Atlanta values promoting from within and the majority of our planting and maintenance staff leaders began their career as Forestry Technicians. We survey our Technicians first when new permanent positions open.


What we will train you to do:

  • Perform proper tree maintenance watering, mulching, and pruning

  • Perform proper plant removal of target species, such as privet or kudzu

  • Perform proper techniques of chemical treatments 

  • Perform routine care of company-owned tools and equipment (including equipment with small engines & vehicles)

  • Serve and educate the Metro Atlanta community with a positive attitude while carrying out the Trees Atlanta mission to protect and grow the citys canopy

  • Assist with managing groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects


What you need:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment that requires repetitive bending, lifting, and shoveling

  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions between the hours of 7:00am and 4pm Monday - Friday.

  • Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members

  • Have the ability to be an example of integrity and create a respectful work environment with others

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects

  • Updated tetanus shot before start date

This position is a seasonal/temporary assignment with a 90-day probationary period. Permanent employment is not guaranteed and is based on budget and program needs. Hours are adjusted to meet seasonal part-time needs. 



To Apply:

Please submit an employment application to be considered. Applicants may upload a resume and or a cover letter; however those are optional items.



Background Verification Disclaimer

  • All final candidates will be required to pass both a criminal background check and drug screening; adverse results could impact hiring (Trees Atlanta is a participant in the Federal Drug-Free Workplace program ).

  • All new hires will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States of America. Trees Atlanta in compliance with regulation set by the Department of Homeland Security. Trees Atlanta is a registered E-Verify employer. 

Posted: 2023-03-10 Expires: 2023-04-09

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