The Wellesley Department of Public Works, Park and Tree Division, is currently seeking a Tree Climber. Reporting to the General Foreman and/or Tree Care Foreman, the Tree Climber performs all kinds of tree and landscape care including mowing, trimming, planting, pruning, fertilizing, pest control, hazardous electric line pruning, tree removal and other operations involving rigging. The ability to rope climb and work in trees is essential. The position requires the incumbent to work outdoors in all weather conditions, in high and precarious places, and in the immediate vicinity of electric lines; to participate in the town’s snow and ice control program; and to be available for stand-by, emergency and weekend duties as required. The incumbent performs tasks for other divisions and town departments when needed.

One to three years experience in the tree care industry with Knowledge of trees and shrubs, of how plants are affected by urban and suburban conditions, of agriculture-related trades such as landscaping, arboriculture, and forestry, and of electric line clearance. Within six months of obtaining this position, or current possession of the following certifications/licenses: Massachusetts Class B CDL; Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer’s License 1B and 2B; Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator’s License; CPR and First Aid Certification; and completion of Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) training. Familiarity with applicable laws, regulations and standards including, but not limited to, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87 and American National Standards Institute ANSI Z133.1 pertaining to tree care and electric line clearance operations.

Excellent benefits package. Hourly range from $21.66 hr. to $28.05 hr. depending on experience.

To apply, submit a town job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or email as a Word or PDF document to jobs@wellesleyma.gov by Jan. 18. AA/EOE.