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Tree Care Intern - Summer


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Job Summary:
The intern will learn about the Tree Care operations of the Central Park Conservancy – including tree pruning, planting, removal; and learn to identify tree species, hazards, disease, and insects.

Job Description:

Tree Care Intern

The intern will learn about the Tree Care operations of the Central Park Conservancy – including tree pruning, planting, removal; and learn to identify tree species, hazards, disease, and insects.

Duties include:

 ­­­­Learning to use Tree Care database and asset management system, including the GIS basemap to identify and locate trees in the field

 Learning to observe trees for health issues

 Learning to apply risk management and mitigation techniques

 Assisting Tree Crew with debris removal, including wood-chipper operation

 Pruning trees and shrubs with hand tools

 Maintaining hand tools, power tools, and machinery

 Assisting with worksite safety and traffic control

 Organizing work site ground equipment

Requirements:       

·         Actively pursuing a degree in arboriculture, forestry, or related field

·         Highly motivated and responsible

·         Ability to closely follow instructions and all safety procedures

·         Ability to perform heavy physical labor in all types of weather (rain gear will be provided)

·         Able to interact extensively with the public and cross-functionally with CPC staff

·         Familiarity with GIS strongly preferred

Schedule:

Monday – Friday

7:00 am – 3:30 pm

*Please note: for your application to be considered, you must provide you must provide the following documents: 1.) Current resume 2.) Cover Letter and 3.) A written personal reference. Your reference letter can be from a teacher, counselor, coach or supervisor.

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.


Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.


Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed