City of Boston

Urban Wilds Gardener Foreperson

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/11/2022 12:58 PM)
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Parks Department
Regular Full-Time
Parks Franklin Park
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Salary Max
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This is a provisional appointment.


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job): 


Under the direction of the Urban Wilds Program Manager or his/her designee, the Urban Wilds Foreperson supervises and participates in landscape maintenance and restoration of the Urban Wilds. Work includes routine seasonal landscape maintenance, assistance with the development and execution of landscape restoration projects, oversight of volunteer-based and youth landscape stewardship projects, and support for program outreach and education.


  • Performs routine seasonal landscape maintenance (including but not limited to pruning, raking, weeding, mulching, trail clearing and repair, pathway drainage repairs, and erosion control)
  • Performs landscape restoration (including but not limited to planting, invasive plant identification and removal, bank stabilization, and stream restoration)
  • Conducts conservation land site inspections and prepares monitoring reports
  • Assists in developing scopes of work and in monitoring contracted work relating to wetland delineations, boundary surveys, restoration planting, signage, and fencing work
  • Provides administrative support for program progress reports, educational/outreach materials, and communications with urban wilds constituent groups
  • Provides instruction for new employees and seasonal employees
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have at least three (3) years of experience in work related to general landscape maintenance in public or private service, one (1) year must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Ecology, environmental science, horticulture, and/or natural resource management background is helpful.
  • Experience in natural areas management is helpful.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must have and maintain a current Massachusetts Driver's License.
  • Must obtain a valid Hoisting License within six (6) months of the date of hire.
  • Must obtain Chainsaw Safety Training Certification within (12) months of the date of hire.
  • Must obtain a valid Herbicide Applicator License within  twelve (12) months of the date of hire.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.


CORI Check Required.


City of Boston Residency Required.




Union/Salary Plan/Grade: AFSCME/RA1-14

Hours per week:   40 


Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.


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