Share Email Opening

Tree Operations Crew Member  

Category Tree Operations  
Location Washington, DC  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Employment Terms At Will  
Position Reports To Field Supervisor  


The Tree Operations Crew member performs a variety of field operations for all tree planting, care and related activities.  This crew member should have a “roll up your sleeves” attitude and enjoy working outside throughout the DMV. This posiition works with internal/external stakeholders, including Urban Foresters, other CT departments, community volunteers, etc.  This is a full-time, year-round position with competitive benefits upon hire.

Compensation and Benefits:

$21/hour with competitive benefits upon hire, including employer paid premiums for health, dental, vision insurance for employees, paid sick, vacation and holiday time and a 403(b) match after 6 months. 

Essential Functions

The following functions are representative for the Tree Operations Crew in its entirety - including but not limited to:

General Functions

  • Selects, delivers, plants, prunes, inventories, waters and cares for trees
  • Operates trucks, trailers, heavy machinery, hand and power tools
  • Conducts regular vehicle and tool maintenance, including daily vehicle safety inspections; seasonal vehicle upkeep, regular tool cleaning, inventory, etc., and; upkeeps the office landscape/grounds, as directed
  • Demonstrates professionalism and exceptional customer service, fostering positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assists with tree procurement activities such as sourcing, invoicing, deliveries, inventory and reconciliation
  • Collaborates across the organization as required to execute programs and activities
  • Ensures adherence to organizational policies and procedures including, but not limited to: attendance, timeliness, conduct, professionalism, appearance, etc.
  • Promotes a safety culture by eliminating/controlling hazardous conditions resulting from human error, equipment and machine operations that may lead to human injury and/or property damage
  • Assists with logistical support during trainings, classes, workshops, tours, demonstrations, etc.
  • Performs other duties, as requested

Technical Skills

  • Maintains a general knowledge in planting, pruning and tree care techniques
  • Demonstrates an ability to use and repair small motorized equipment

Working Conditions

The incumbent works in the office and in the field. Must be able to use equipment such as (not an exclusive list): desktop computer; smart phones; automobile; pickup truck with trailer; small motorized equipment; various hand tools such as shovels, rakes, saws, ladders, and pruning shears, etc.

Physical Demands: 

  • Use of equipment and lifting to plant and maintain trees
  • Working outside year-round in the heat, cold and inclement weather
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The incumbent is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk. The incumbent is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds frequently and seldom up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus
  • The physical demands and work environment described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, year-round position. The schedule will be determined based on planting seasons and volunteer demands. The incumbent must be able and willing to work evenings, weekends, and extended hours when needed. 

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and ability to safely drive work vehicles including a pickup truck and trailer
  • Professional demeanor and the ability to interact and work with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of experience working in landscaping, horticulture, forestry, urban forestry or related field
About the Organization Casey Trees is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation's capital. For more information visit our website at:  
EOE Statement Casey Trees is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Casey Trees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to


Other Jobs Within Same Category
GIS Technician in Washington, District of Columbia
Posted on: 8/11/2023
[Apply Now]

Other Jobs Within 60 Miles
Accounting & Finance Manager in Washington, District of Columbia
Posted on: 8/30/2023
[Apply Now]

Office Manager in Washington, District of Columbia
Posted on: 9/7/2023
[Apply Now]

Community Outreach Coordinator in Washington, District of Columbia
Posted on: 8/31/2023
[Apply Now]

Community Outreach Forester in Washington, District of Columbia
Posted on: 9/22/2023
[Apply Now]

Farm Field Supervisor in Berryville, Virginia
Posted on: 6/9/2023
[Apply Now]

Follow us See who works here:

AppOne.comTM   copyrightŠ1999-2021 HR Services, Inc.
Click here for technical assistance.