Business / Organization Name: 
City of Cambridge Public Works
Contact Person: 
Personnel Department
Phone Number: 
(617) 349-4332
Street Address: 
795 Mass Avenue
Zip Code: 
Job Title: 
Tree Inventory/Management Plan Intern
Job Type: 
30 hrs per week, 6-8 weeks temporary position beginning June 1, 2017
Job Description: 
Reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Information Systems Manager for the DPW. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: • Assist in updating an inventory of street trees in the City. • Create and/or update the tree inventory for the Cambridge Common, Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge Golf Course and various other locations throughout the City. • Collect information on street trees including caliper, species and location. • Record location of trees in the field using GIS software. • Field survey on foot covering potentially +/- 5 miles a day • Coordinate work through the DPW Forestry Unit and MIS • Develop a forestry management plan by compiling existing data and consulting with staff
Stockbridge Majors: 
Sustainable Horticulture
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.
Minimum Qualifications: 
Working knowledge in personal computer operation and experience in working with Windows programs such as Access, Excel and Word. Proficiency in GIS as well as an MCA, ISA and/or MCLP certification is a plus. Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture/Forestry/Plant Biology desired. Massachusetts Driver's License Class D preferable. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to identify common tree species • Ability to work independently • Ability to read a map • Good writing skills • Excellent interpersonal skills
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