Tree Planting Crew Leader – Austin, TX

Austin, TX
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$19.00 / Hr
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The WPD Planting Crew Leader is a temporary position working 40 hours per week from October 18, 2021 through January 21st, 2022 with the possibility of extension. This position will contribute to the organization’s mission by supporting the Reforestation and CommuniTrees programs. The position will lead a 4 person crew in a large scale reforestation project on public parkland. The project will primarily consist of planting tree saplings and seeding native grasses. This position will serve as the onsite crew supervisor and will be responsible for coordinating daily operations. This position reports directly to the Reforestation Manager. During planting season, hours will fluctuate and employees must be flexible to work longer days and/or more than 40 hours per week. Any additional hours will be flexed off in subsequent weeks. WPD Planting crew will be required to assist in at least three volunteer planting events throughout the contract, which may include Saturdays. Work schedule will be adjusted accordingly when weekend events occur. Job Duties Serve as on site supervisor Train planting crew using proper tree planting techniques Track progress and record metrics to meet project deadline Receive and unload tree deliveries Water, prune, label, move, count, and organize trees in TreeFolks nursery Transport trees, crew, and equipment using TreeFolks truck and trailer Document work completed through verification photos and videos Aid in creating project reports and evaluations Assist in creating educational and outreach materials Assist in leading volunteer events Water and maintain trees in parks as required Other duties as requested
General knowledge of trees preferred Ability to drive a truck and trailer is preferred Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 lbs for several hours in all weather conditions required Ability to read, write, and speak in English required Ability to work a variable schedule is required Ability to work independently with limited supervision is required Must possess a courteous and positive attitude Must maintain a Texas driver’s license with a clean driving record Ability to speak Spanish is a plus
Contact Person
Valerie Tamburri
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