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.

NeighborWoods and Volunteer Program Intern

Length of internship: 5 months; August 15th, 2017 through January 16th, 2018
Apply by: August 1, 2017
Compensation: $2,500 Stipend
Location: Atlanta, GA

Trees Atlanta’s mission is to protect & improve Atlanta’s urban environment by planting, conserving & educating. Trees Atlanta is a non-profit that has served Atlanta for 32 years in communities inside I-285 through tree planting, tree care, arboreta building, and forest restoration.

The Trees Atlanta Fall/Winter Intern Position is an opportunity for students or recent college graduates to gain experience working with an environmental non-profit organization. As an intern you will work assist with NeighborWoods project planning and volunteer coordination. Duties include writing our weekly volunteer email, leading tree maintenance and planting projects, communicating with neighbors, completing post-planting visits to the sites, entering volunteer data into Volgistics, and working with the tree database.

The schedule for this position is flexible, and will be 24 to 32 hours a week. The ideal candidate will work well in a team, be self-motivated and enthusiastic, and enjoy working outdoors. Preferred majors include forestry, horticulture, environmental science, landscape design or related fields. Preference will also go to candidates who drive and can be covered by Trees Atlanta’s auto insurance policy. A basic knowledge of local and invasive plants and is important. A desire to learn and acquire new skills is essential. You must be 21 years and older to apply.

To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to susan@treesatlanta.org