Career Opportunities

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If you are passionate about trees, possess a "can do" attitude, and love to be involved in the community, then Trees Atlanta just might be the place to plant yourself! Our dynamic team is dedicated to the Trees Atlanta mission, and we welcome your interest in sharing our vision.

Urban Forestry Crew Technician


Employment Type: Part-Time
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
End Date: End of October w/ the potential to stay on longer
Reports to: Urban Forestry Crew Manager
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Technician to lead and assist with all aspects of the maintenance (watering, pruning, mulching, fertilizing, treating, assessing, & etc.) of Atlanta’s public right-of-way, park trees, and greenspaces to sustain the health and vigor of Atlanta’s urban canopy.

The Urban Forestry Crew Technician will:
● Co-leading groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
● Facilitate watering schedule for new plants.
● Facilitate an invasive species schedule for all greenspace projects.
● Implement seasonal fertilization and spraying regiment to abate invasive weeds and pests, as directed by the Urban Forestry Crew Manager.
● Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

Requirements:
● A valid driver’s license and a clean record.
● Proficiency in pickup truck and trailer driving.
● Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively.
● Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
● Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Urban Forestry Crew work is performed outdoors.
● Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
● Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members.
● Have great leadership and interpersonal skills.
● Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
● Updated tetanus shot.

This position starts with a 90 day probationary period. Hours are adjusted to meet seasonal part-time needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to Tabitha Schwartz at tabitha@treesatlanta.org with “Urban Forestry Crew Member Technician” in the subject line of your email.

Urban Trees Crew Technicians


Urban Trees Crew Technicians
Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt, Hourly
Apply By: October 15, 2017
Start Date: November 1, 2017
Reports to: Project and Design Coordinator
Salary: $14/hour

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s 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 Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Trees Technician to build, protect, and sustain the health and vigor of Atlanta’s Urban Canopy. The Urban Trees Technician will:

November – March

  • Assist with all aspects of the installation and maintenance of ball and burlap trees
    • Digging holes, setting trees, applying compost/backfill/mulch, building tree saucers, laying mulch, straw, and/or seed, minor grading, removing dead tree rootballs, staking trees, pruning, and watering, watering, pruning, mulching, fertilizing, treating, and assessing, and other duties as assigned.
  • Execute planting plans, designs, schedules, and instructions provided by the Project and Design Coordinator.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

April – October

  • Perform tree care and maintenance, including but not limited, to watering, mulching, pruning, reconstructing tree wells, patching erosion, weeding tree pits, inspecting and evaluating trees.
  • Assist with managing volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Facilitate watering schedule for new plants.
  • Facilitate an invasive species schedule for all greenspace projects.
  • Assist the Urban Forestry Crew with seasonal fertilization and spraying regiment to abate invasive weeds and pests.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

Requirements

  • Have a valid driver’s license with a clean history (applicants must be eligible for clearance through Trees Atlanta’s insurance)
  • Physical ability to lift up to 60lbs, dig holes, plant trees, stand for long periods of time, and work outdoors (sometimes in inclement weather); the majority of Urban Trees Crew work is performed outdoors.
  • Ball and burlap tree planting experience preferred (0-1 year)
  • Landscape, forestry, agriculture, horticulture, or construction industry experience (1-2 years)
  • Interest and passion for trees, plants (specifically native plants), and/or urban ecology
  • Exceptional oral communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Occasional flexibility to work Saturdays

This is an unbenefited position that starts with a 90-day probationary period. Weekly hours are full-time (an average of 32-40 hours per week), and may be adjusted to meet varying organizational needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Kelly Ridenhour (kelly@treesatlanta.org). Please include “Urban Trees Technician” in the subject line.


Urban Trees Assistant Coordinator


Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt, Hourly
Apply by:  October 1, 2017
Start Date: October 25, 2017
Reports to: Project and Design Coordinator
Salary: $15/hour

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s 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 Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Trees Assistant Coordinator to support the Project and Design Coordinator and Urban Trees Foreman with all aspects of the installation and maintenance of Atlanta’s greenspaces (Beltline, parks, right-of-ways, etc).

The Urban Trees Assistant Coordinator will:

November – March

  • Plant ball and burlap trees utilizing machinery (operated by Urban Trees Foreman), and tools such as, but not limited to, shovels, pickaxe, ball carts, and rakes.
  • Assist the Urban Trees Foreman in the training and oversight of three (3) Urban Trees Technicians.
  • Operate specialized equipment (trucks, gators, trailers, water tanks, pumps, and a skid-steer) in the absence of the Urban Trees Foreman.
  • Execute planting plans, designs, schedules, and instructions provided by the Project and Design Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with Urban Trees Foreman to execute field decisions for tree protection
  • Assist with the assessment of site conditions and variables (weather, terrain, utilities, and hardscapes, and accessibility).
  • Complete associated tasks to protect tree installations (laying mulch, straw, and/or seed, minor grading, removing dead tree rootballs, staking trees, pruning, and watering).

April – October

  • Determine and perform tree care and maintenance (watering, mulching, pruning, reconstructing tree wells, patching erosion, weeding tree pits, inspecting and evaluating trees) for assigned areas, and oversee all future quality control efforts for completed installations.
  • Co-lead groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Facilitate watering schedule for new plants.
  • Assist the Urban Forestry Crew with seasonal fertilization and spraying regiment to abate invasive weeds and pests.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

Year-round

  • Oversee regular maintenance and general repair on all Trees Atlanta’s equipment including, but not limited to, trucks, gators, trailers, water tanks, pumps, skid-steer, skid-steer attachments, planting tools, chainsaws, and blowers.
  • Complete assigned weekly maintenance and tree data reports.
  • Assist with year-round facility and landscape monitoring and maintenance at three Trees Atlanta locations facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Have a valid driver’s license with a clean history (applicants must be eligible for clearance through Trees Atlanta’s insurance)
  • Physical ability to lift up to 60lbs, dig holes, plant trees, stand for long periods of time, and work outdoors (sometimes in inclement weather); the majority of Urban Trees Crew work is performed outdoors. 
  • College degree in Forestry, Horticulture, or Agriculture or equivalent job training
  • Proven interest and passion for trees, plants (specifically native plants), and/or urban ecology
  • Current or pursuant ISA Certified Arborist preferred
  • Spanish/English bilingual preferred
  • Occasional flexibility to work on Saturdays.
  • Ball and burlap tree planting experience preferred (1 year)
  • Heavy machinery operation experience in the landscape industry preferred (0-1 year)
  • Landscape, building, or contract industry experience preferred (1-3 years)
  • Welding, construction, and or carpentry a plus
  • General knowledge of equipment and/or truck maintenance/willingness to self-teach these skills on the job such as oil changes, minor part replacement (i.e.; mirrors, filters, spark plugs, headlights, etc)
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

This is an unbenefited position that starts with a 90-day probationary period. Weekly hours are full-time (an average of 32-40 hours per week), and may be adjusted to meet varying organizational needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Kelly Ridenhour (kelly@treesatlanta.org). Please include “Urban Trees Assistant Coordinator” in the subject line.


Junior Intern

Position: Junior Intern (7th – 12th graders)
Camp start date:
October 9, 2017
Camp end date: October 13, 2017
Deadline for Application: September 29, 2017

Spend your school break at Trees Atlanta Junior TreeKeeper Camp as a Camp Assistant. Enjoy a unique experience as part of our camp team. Camp Assistants will aid Camp Counselors and Interns with daily tasks and activities and be a “role model” for younger campers. Jr. Interns must be ready for an active experience outside and working with younger kids! Past Junior TreeKeeper campers are highly encouraged to apply. You must commit to the full week of Camp to be eligible to serve as a Junior Intern.

Junior Interns Requirements

  • Work from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm
  • Application and recommendation Letter from Teacher or Coach
  • 13 years old and above (7th – 12th graders)
  • Strong bike rider, must bring a bike and helmet

What we are looking for:

  • Team player able to help and assist as needed
  • Love for the outdoors and nature (we are outside all day rain or shine)
  • Cooperative and responsible
  • Enjoy working with younger children
  • Role model for young campers
  • Prior volunteer experience is helpful

You will report to 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city. Junior Interns are supervised by camp staff. Please send your application and recommendation letter to Colby Lyles, colby@treesatlanta.org with “Jr. Intern” in the subject line of your email. 

Download the Junior Intern Application