Love to be outside? Take pride in being a hard worker? Want to work somewhere that serves a mission?

At Tree Trust we focus on transforming lives and landscapes through three divisions: Career Pathways, Community Forestry, and Landscape Services. This position is located in our Landscape Services division which offers professional tree care and landscaping services at market rates with the profits supporting other Tree Trust programs including green industry skills and employment-readiness training to youth and young adults, and community forestry initiatives.

From simple projects to complex designs, Landscape Services has the experience to complete tree and landscape projects to the highest standards – on time and on budget.

Job Summary: This position assists the Tree Care Supervisor in daily operations including commercial and residential property tree care maintenance, quality control, and safety.

What You Will Get from This Role:

  • $23.00 – $30.00/hour, depending on experience.
  • This is more than just a paycheck. You will directly influence the lives of young adults striving to build skills for meaningful careers and the re-forestation of our urban canopy.
  • Work-life balance
  • Safety Conscious
  • Employee focused
  • Annual bonus
  • Consistent 40 hours year-round
  • Excellent benefits package includes Vacation, Sick, 10 paid holidays, 401(k), 3 Health Insurance options, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Voluntary additional life insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Disability, and an FSA
  • Collaborative, supportive, and productive yet fun work culture. In a recent employee survey 97%+ of respondents reported that “my supervisor sets a good example at work,” “I am encouraged to participate in solving problems at work,” and “I understand how the work I do aligns with Tree Trust’s mission.”
  • Opportunity to work with a mission driven team, with supportive leadership.

Tree Trust actively seeks to build a staff that reflects the diversity of the population and community it serves, and that’s why we strongly encourage people of color to apply.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

What You Will Do:

Essential Functions:

  • Daily preparation of trucks, equipment, and inventory.
    • Report on time to prepare and review the work schedule with the Tree Care Supervisor.
    • Load all tools, gasoline, and other necessary equipment/materials. Make sure all equipment is secured safely.
    • Check oil, fluids, tire pressure, proper trailer connection, and all lights are in working order.
  • Follow instruction from supervisor to accurately perform and manage tree care tasks on client’s property including all aspects of tree removal, pruning, etc.
    • Work in conjunction with the Tree Care Supervisor to ensure that work contracted is implemented efficiently and according to contract specifics.
    • Provide labor associated with the maintenance of trees.
    • Perform all tasks of operations including but not limited to: climbing, pruning, inspecting, tree removal, etc.
    • Receive openly all trainings including safety, equipment use, technique, etc.
    • Follow the proper use of safety equipment & personal protective equipment.
    • Address any questions or concerns with clients professionally. Communicate the client’s questions & concerns to the Tree Care Supervisor immediately.
  • Perform end of the day duties.
    • Accurately record hours worked on employee time sheet. Complete all job site reports and inventory all materials used on the job.
    • Review and prepare for the next day’s job.
    • Unload/load equipment & material, clean out truck/trailer by removing trash, debris, etc.
    • Clean, maintain and repair all tools and equipment. Report any damaged or broken equipment to the Tree Care Supervisor.
  • Assist LS Construction and Lawn Maintenance department, as needed.
  • Strictly adhere to Tree Trust’s safety policies and procedures including the ANSI Z133 for Tree Care Operations
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background and motor vehicle check.
  • Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver license and a clean driving record as determined by our insurance carrier.
  • Possess or be able to obtain Class A CDL within 90 days of hire.
  • Possess or be able to acquire chemical applicator license with endorsements A, E and J within 90 days of hire.
  • 2 years of experience operating power equipment including aerial lifts, chain saws, skid steers, woodchippers, and stump grinders.
  • Must have the ability to frequently climb, bend, stoop, twist and frequently lift 50 pounds.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude and work well within a team.
  • Must be able to receive work direction and work well under pressure within a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Must be teachable, trainable and project a proactive attitude-always looking for the next way to find solutions.
  • Must have strong communication skills and be an effective listener.
  • Must be reliable, possess a positive attitude and be able to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years climbing arborist experience.
  • Climbing experience using ropes and saddle, including working knowledge of knots, and climbing hardware, to perform tree care tasks.
  • Experience using cranes and/or ropes for controlled rigging and removal.
  • ISA certification or ability to obtain credential.

Work Environment: — Job will require constantly working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and exposure to elements. This can include heavy to moderate noise, extreme proximity to moving equipment or machinery, proximity to electrical energy, exposure to tools and machines used in tree care and landscaping industries.

Physical demands— Physical demands require constantly moving, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Frequently ascends/descends trees using climbing rigging to perform work. Frequently operates machinery and will use hands/fingers and legs to operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect and position materials. Frequently required to stand and walk, lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Constantly required to communicate with ability to talk and hear.

Tree Trust’s Core Values:

Professional – We teach the highest standards and operate with excellence.

Integrity – We do the right thing even when it is hard.

Commitment – We take initiative and deliver on our promises.

Resilient – We adapt to achieve success.

Stewardship – We treat people with respect and take care of our resources.