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State of Massachusetts Seasonal Planting Laborer Short Term - Greening the Gateway Cities (Malden) in Malden, Massachusetts

_Seasonal Planting Laborer I-Greening the Gateway Cities Program_ _Malden, MA_ _4/7/24 - 6/30/24_ ABOUT THE AGENCY: The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s mission isto protect, promote and enhance our Commonwealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources for the well-being of all.The DCR is steward to one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation which includes more than 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, golf courses and parkways. DCR strives to be an exemplary leader in conservation and recreation. DCR’s staff is passionate, dedicated, and continuously employs best practices that are informed by expertise, and creates a sense of place through carrying out the mission. About Conservation and Resource Stewardship: DCR places are special. It starts with the conservation and stewardship of our Commonwealth’s unique and significant landscapes. Outdoor recreation invites all to experience these resources and see what makes Massachusetts special. It is the purpose of the Conservation and Resource Stewardship team to ensure these lands are available for future generations. It is our passion to create a sense of place at DCR that will foster a culture of stewardship. About the Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry: The Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry offers programs to promote, protect and enhance healthy and diverse wooded and urban forests throughout our Commonwealth including grant opportunities for urban forestry and volunteer fire assistance, staff assistance to municipalities for fire control, consulting forestry and forest stewardship for private lands, oversight of forest health issues including insect and disease control and storm related response, regulatory guidance on timber harvests as well as forest management and timber sales on state lands. About the Greening the Gateway Cities Program: The Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP) is celebrating its 10thAnniversary this year. The GGCP was created with the goal of increasing the number of trees planted in urban residential areas of Massachusetts Gateway Cities that have lower tree canopy, older housing stock, higher wind speeds, and a larger renter population. The GGCP is designed to reduce household heating and cooling energy use by increasing tree canopy cover in environmental justice neighborhoods, while improving the aesthetic appearance of these neighborhoods. There are many benefits to joining the GGCP team: -Engage in urban forestry activities within the Gateway Cities of the Commonwealth. -Learn tree planting best practices from experienced GGCP Foresters. -Gain invaluable communication skills engaging with stakeholders throughout your local GGCP city. -Experience working in a state agency with diverse career opportunities. -Accrue sick time. -May be eligible for health insurance through MassHealth. -Opportunities for overtime throughout the season. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks applicants for the position of Seasonal Planting Laborer I-Greening the Gateway Cities Program. This position will begin on or about April 7, 2024 and end June 30, 2024. DUTIES: The Seasonal Planting Laborer l will work outdoors in all types of weather and will perform various labor tasks in support of the GGCP 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. COMMENTS: The rate for this position is $16.00/hour or $1280/biweekly. Applicants will have the potential to become a STS Laborer II with proven experience in driving a van and/or towing a trailer. The rate for the Laborer II position is $17.00/hour or $1360/biweekly. * * An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Agriculture* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Seasonal Planting Laborer Short Term - Greening the Gateway Cities (Malden) Location: Massachusetts-Malden - 245 Commercial Street Requisition ID: 240000TY