Water-by-Bike Tree Ambassador Interns (6 Positions)

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Cambridge , Massachusetts

Water-By-Bike Tree Ambassador Interns (6 positions) – City of Cambridge

The position reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Landscape Administrator for the DPW. Inspect, water, and maintain selected young trees throughout the City. Ride a bike with trailer attached loaded with equipment and connect equipment to fire hydrants in order to water trees and fill ‘Gator Bags’ with water.  Weed existing tree wells. Record watering progress with mapping program on tablet. Interact with residents and businesses and promote urban tree care and benefits. Responsibly represent the Cambridge Department of Public Works – Parks and Forestry Division. A demonstrated interest in environmental stewardship and appreciation for trees in urban settings. Background or interest in urban forestry, horticulture, environmental studies, landscape architecture, or urban planning.  Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture, Forestry or Environmental Studies or related field is preferred. Ability to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be comfortable riding a bicycle in urban environment. The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.   Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, languages, backgrounds, and ideologies. $17.19/hourSubmit both your resume and cover letter via email to: [email protected] or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer.  Position will remain open until filled.