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City of Wauwatosa


Position Overview

The City of Wauwatosa is much more than an employer- it's a community. The City of Wauwatosa is a progressive, full-service municipal organization. Be a part of a team that strives to find new and better ways to improve our residents' experiences.

The City of Wauwatosa is seeking Forestry Interns to join our Forestry team for the summer season (approximately May-August.) The internship is 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm.

Forestry Interns will support the City's urban forestry efforts and will primarily focus on ash tree trunk injections and maintaining all shrubs and ornamental plantings around municipal buildings and grounds. This position provides a great opportunity for students to gain invaluable skills and industry knowledge and real world work experience.

Essential Functions

The following are typical duties for the position but shall not be construed as exclusive or inclusive. Other related duties may be required and assigned.

  • Perform trunk injection on ash trees.
  • Trim, prune, spray, cultivate, plant, transplant, water, fertilize and mulch.
  • Operate various pieces of motorized equipment, trucks and tools related to duties.
  • Care for annuals, perennials, natives, grasses and plants, shrubs, ornamental trees; learning to differentiate between these plants and weeds.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current student or recent graduate of Urban Forestry, Horticulture or a related field.
  • Knowledge of arboriculture, horticulture or related field.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license.
  • Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Previous climbing experience preferred.
  • WDATCP Pesticide Category 3 Ornamental and Turf Certification is preferred at time of hire; must be able and willing to obtain certification if hired.

Additional Information

Receives supervision from the Urban Forestry and Grounds Supervisor, division crew leaders and other designated staff members.

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