Tree Planting Crew Member – Austin, TX

Austin, TX
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$16.00 / Hr
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The WPD Planting Crew Member is a temporary position, working 40 hours per week, from November 1st, 2021 through January 14th, 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 work on 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 reports directly to the WPD Planting Crew Leader. 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 Plant a high volume of tree saplings using proper planting techniques Maintain high standard of tree planting techniques Maintain Treefolks tools and equipment 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 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 preferred Ability to take direction and work effectively with other team members Ability to work a variable schedule 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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