• NeighborWoods Seasonal Assistant

Position Description
The Field Assistant is a seasonal temporary, full time position working 40 hours per week from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 supporting the operations of the NeighborWoods tree distribution program. The Field Assistant will care for and handle trees stored at the TreeFolks office, load and unload trees at events and on deliveries, assist with making deliveries, record customer information, pack and unpack tools and equipment for tree planting and maintenance events, and help maintain TreeFolks facilities and equipment.

About TreeFolks
TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. In its 25 year history, TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of over 2.5 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, and reforest the Lost Pines in Bastrop County and the Blanco River in Hays County. The NeighborWoods program is a partnership between TreeFolks and the City of Austin to grow and nurture the urban forest by providing free trees and tree care education to the public.

Help pick up and/or unload trees from local nurseries
Water, prune, label, move, count and organize trees in TreeFolks nursery
Help deliver trees using TreeFolks truck and trailer
Assist with special community planting events and giveaway events as needed
Update customer data using iPad while making deliveries
Provide customer service by email, phone, and in person
Other duties as requested

General knowledge of trees preferred
Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 25 lbs for several hours in all weather conditions required
Ability to read, write, and speak in English required
Ability to work a variable schedule including occasional weekends and evenings with advance notice required
Ability to work independently with limited supervision required
Ability to report daily progress and provide honest feedback when problems occur
Experience with computers and ability to read maps and diagrams required
Must possess a courteous and positive attitude
Must maintain a Texas drivers license with a clean driving record
Willingness to learn about and educate the community about trees
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

Expected Start Date: September 1st
Compensation: $15 per hour, 40 hours per week variable schedule, September - March
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@treefolks.org. No phone calls.
Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing
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PostedJuly 12, 2017

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