Seasonal Planting Laborer I

Wildlands Trust is seeking to fill a seasonal position for our project partners, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Please read the job description below and follow the associated link to access the online job portal. All applications should be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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.
Manual dexterity.
Physical stamina and endurance for full time, hard manual labor.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Willing to work in all weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:
Skill in using hand tools such as shovels, mattocks, pry bars, bolt cutters, clippers, etc. 

Start date will be on or about September 3rd and work for approximately 12 weeks. Applicants will have the potential to become a Laborer II with proven experience in driving a van towing a trailer.  

To access the online job description and web application portal please follow this link:

Paper applications will also be accepted and can be printed from this link:

Please mail to:
Allison Smith
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway St.  Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114