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Ecological Field Technician / Landscape Laborer

24 May 2024 4:41 PM | Zachary Navarro


Essex Horticulture seeks Ecological Field Technicians / Landscape Laborers to help restore of our project sites, which include marshes, wetlands, parks, meadows, forests, riparian areas and green infrastructure. Installations in these settings range from native seed mixes to 8” caliper trees. The position will also maintain these native ecosystems through pruning, weeding, watering, meadow mowing and managing invasive plants. Candidates must have previous field experience working on landscape installation and maintenance teams. The ideal candidate is a punctual, hardworking, highly motivated teammate above all other qualifications. The Ecological Field Technician reports to the Field Supervisor who they will work with directly on projects. Please visit us at for additional information on our services.


  • Work closely with Field Supervisor and Crew to execute projects according to industry best practices in an expeditious manner.
  • Identify native and invasive plants and maintain/manage them in the landscape.
  • Work as part of a team and take direction.
  • Understand and meet production and project schedule deadlines while providing high quality work.
  • Keep accurate time sheet records.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Field Supervisor.
  • 2+ years of field experience in landscape construction, maintenance or applied ecology.
  • Knowledge of landscape industry and/or applied ecology best practices.
  • Knowledge of perennials, shrubs and trees.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, organizational and time management skills.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs., repetitively, and work in New England weather conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record, DOT Medical Card and OSHA 10 certification.
  • MCLP, MCH, MCA, MA Pesticide License preferable 


This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a base wage of $27 - $35 per hour depending on experience, licensure and certifications.


  • Health Insurance
  • Pension and 401k
  • Competitive wage with potential for overtime
  • Paid holidays, sick, personal and vacation
  • Professional development and company paid certifications and licensure.
  • Career advancement in growing organization

Our farm/shop is in Danvers and office in Salem. Jobsites are generally located in eastern Massachusetts. Crews report to the field from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Opportunities for overtime are available. For questions, or to apply, send resume and references by email to Zachary Navarro at

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