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Davey seeks Associate Consultant II / Urban Forest Planning | CA preferred (NV, OR, & WA secondary)


 

 

Additional Locations: Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington

Primary Locations: CA, San Jose, 1055 Commerical Street, 95112, OR, Portland, 5838 NE Columbia Blvd, 97218, WA, Everett, 4517 30th Dr. SE, 98203 

Requisition ID: 199772

Position Overview

Associate Consultant II Urban Forestry Planning, DRG Western Region (California preferred. Secondary Nevada, Washington, Oregon)
Objectives

  • Provide direct project management and support for urban forestry planning projects (85%).
  • Assists with sales process by preparing task budgets and proposals (10%). 
  • Support and drive urban forestry planning market growth (5%).

    *percentages are estimates for where time/energy should be spent

Job Duties

  • Perform and coordinate urban forest planning projects, including management plans, master plans, operations review, resource analysis, and ordinance review
  • Coordination and assisting with all aspects of multiple concurrent projects including technical report and plan writing and review, performing administrative duties, staff training, maintaining safety training, performing field data analysis, delegating and overseeing project tasks, quality control assurance, and working closely with clients. 
  • Preparation and/or oversight of project deliverables (reports, plans, presentations, and supporting documentation). 
  • Developing and assisting with project proposals, budgets, scheduling, invoicing, revenue projections, performance and profitability tracking on a by-project basis. 
  • Proactive and accountable communication with principal, other project managers, project coordinators, and business developers, and junior staff. Responsible for ensuring project communication among staff at all levels and ensuring that projects are executed according to contract. Constructive feedback and oversight for project teams.
  • Manage positive relationships and explore opportunities for additional work with existing clients and pursue relationships with potential new clients.  
  • Client outreach and support for business development, including active involvement in professional organizations and attendance at conferences, and active participation in the development and execution of annual tactical plans.  
  • Attend team meetings for scheduling and coordination and complete work assignments/tasks with minimal direction. 
  • Manage task priorities and provide weekly/monthly project invoice projections, client progress reports, invoicing and A/R management for all assigned projects. 
  • Submit and review weekly time reports/expense sheets.  

Year 1 Success Metrics

  • Project Performance measured by profitability, work/deliverables quality, and client satisfaction 
  • Utilization rate (85%+)
  • Demonstrate the ability to supervise project team members and assume accountability for assigned tasks and deliverables
  • Annual performance review and opportunity for expanded duties

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Associates degree or higher in related discipline or equivalent experience in a similar position
  • ISA Certified Arborist required. Municipal Specialist preferred.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • One or more years of experience in urban forestry management or planning 

Compensation

  • $50/month personal cell phone stipend or DRG provided cell phone
  • $50/month stipend for home internet service
  • Access to Davey medical, dental, and vision benefits upon hire.
  • Access to Davey stock after 90 days of employment and 401k benefits after one year of service
  • Access to Davey paid time off benefits including sick pay, vacation and holiday pay
  • Reimbursement of work related expenses as appropriate, including business mileage reimbursement
  • DRG provided laptop and equipment
  • Training as needed/appropriate, coverage of industry memberships and professional affiliations, with approval.
     

Additional Information

What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match.
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options.
  • Group Health Plan.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend.
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas.
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers.
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees.
  • Charitable matching gift program.

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.

Company Overview

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.

Divisional Overview

 

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.

 

Davey Resource Group, Inc., is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.  The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit Davey.com.

 

If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.

 

Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Business Development, Consulting, Sales, Service

Valley Water seeks Maintenance Worker III


Santa Clara Valley Water District is now Valley Water ...

Maintenance Worker III

Valley Water
Salary: $97,094.40 - $124,259.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 01798-E
Location: CA, CA
Department: Watersheds Operations and Maintenance

Closing: 7/24/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
Overview:
Are you an experienced Vegetation Maintenance Worker with 5+ years' experience and have a Class A driver's license? If so, review the below opportunity.

This is an advanced journey level position, and the selected candidate will be required to operate a variety of construction equipment and will provide Valley Water-wide support performing maintenance and construction projects for creeks, ponds, and reservoirs.

Candidates assigned to the Vegetation Field Operations unit perform a variety of work in support of Valley Water's vegetation management programs, including vegetation control work, integrated vegetation management, arboriculture, native plant revegetation projects, invasive plant management projects, and biotechnical erosion control work on Valley Water properties.

This position is working outside and there can be difficult environmental conditions such as cold, heat or rain. There could be times when you could be called out at night to perform flood control emergencies.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operation of vehicles and equipment associated with vegetation management activities.
  • Support of skilled labor contract work on vegetation management activities.
  • Supporting the monitoring and assessment of success criteria on mitigation sites
  • Providing input and assisting lead and supervisory staff in tracking daily work accomplishments associated.
  • Participate in a variety of integrated vegetation management activities using chemical, mechanical, and biological controls to manage native plant revegetation projects, invasive plant management projects, vegetation control projects, tree removals, biotechnical erosion control projects, and overall integrated vegetation management work on Valley Water properties.
  • Clear brush, weeds, and debris from worksites, canals, ponds, creeks, reservoirs, pipelines, water treatment plants, dams, and other open areas; prune vegetation, perform tree removals including standing or downed trees.
  • Prepare soil and install native plant revegetation per established plans; maintain mitigation areas to achieve success criteria and meet monitoring requirements.
  • Install, adjust, and repair irrigation systems, including heads, lines, and controllers.
  • Operate a variety of small power tools and light equipment, including spray equipment, mowers, chain saws, weed eaters, pole saw, hydroseeder, small trenchers, loader, compactors, water trucks, forklift, straw mulcher, auger, sandbag machine, and chipper; clean, adjust, and perform minor maintenance on light equipment to ensure proper operating condition.
  • Interpreting pest control recommendations, Mix and apply herbicides, and calibration of spray equipment to control the growth of vegetation on and around flood control and water distribution facilities and rights of way.
  • Build or remove browse cages, or other devices to keep wildlife from damaging native plant revegetation sites.
  • Build phytosanitary benches, fences, irrigation, etc. in support of native plant holding facility.
  • Participate in Valley Water's sandbag program as needed.
  • Perform calculations of required work materials; document daily application of chemical use; photo documentation of work, complete work order dailies, best management practices checklists, surveys, forms, and time data entries. Maintain paper and electronic records of work performed.

Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.

Ideal Experience:
5+ years of experience in a regulated integrated vegetation management program performing vegetation control of invasive species and revegetation of native species.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

  •  Operate a variety of seated light construction equipment such as dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes, and graders.
  •  Perform maintenance of hand and power equipment and tools.
  • Read and interpret maps, engineer drawings, and specifications.
  • Perform traffic control functions.
  • Perform a variety of preventive maintenance on Valley Water facilities.
  • Use common desktop applications and software.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports of work performed.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Ideal Knowledge:

  •  Operations, services, and activities of integrated vegetation management. Practices, procedures, tools, and equipment used in integrated vegetation management on water distribution and flood control facilities.
  • Use and application of a variety of herbicides for vegetation control and invasive plant management activities.
  • Operation characteristics and maintenance requirements of irrigation systems.
  • Principles, practices, and responsibilities involved in leading the work of assigned staff on native plant revegetation, invasive plant management, biotechnical erosion control, and vegetation control methods.
  • International Society of Arboriculture ANSI pruning and safety standards and pertinent integrated Pest Management strategies.

Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Required License or Certificate

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must possess a satisfactory driving record and a valid Class A driver's license with tanker endorsement at the time of hire.
  • Must possess a Qualified Applicator's Certificate or Qualified Applicator License (QAC/QAL) with required categories C and F issued by the State of California's Department of Pesticide Regulation.

To review the Classification Specification, please click here 
Vegetation Field Operations Unit (Position Code 867)Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date. This position requires the individual to be onsite and is typically not a teleworking position.

Learn More or to apply for the job, please click here

Davey seeks Principal Consultant / Urban Forest Planning | CA preferred (NV, OR, & WA secondary)


 

Additional Locations: Northern California (preferred), Nevada, Oregon, or Washington

Primary Locations: CA, San Jose, 1055 Commerical Street, 95112, OR, Portland, 5838 NE Columbia Blvd, 97218, WA, Everett, 4517 30th Dr. SE, 98203 

Requisition ID: 199771

Position Overview

Principal Consultant Urban Forest Planning, DRG Western Region (California preferred. Secondary Nevada, Washington, Oregon)

Objectives

  • Provide direct project management and support for urban forestry planning projects (80%).
  • Support of sales and project development (10%).
  • Support and drive urban forestry planning market growth (10%).

*percentages are estimates for where time/energy should be spent

 

Job Duties

Duties

  • Perform and manage urban forest planning projects with or without supervision, including management plans, master plans, operations review, resource analysis, and ordinance review.
  • Manage and support all aspects of multiple concurrent projects including timelines, scheduling, technical report and plan writing and review, performing administrative duties, mentoring and staff training, maintaining and implementing safety training, delegating and overseeing project tasks, and working closely with clients.
  • Conduct and support stakeholder engagement activities, including presentations, public surveys, research, data collection and analysis, graphics, and plan preparation (writing, editing) to fulfill scope of work and project objectives. 
  • Lead meetings with municipal officials, community organizations, advisory committees, and other government agencies in support of project objectives.
  • Manage multiple projects at one time. 
  • Responsible for direct client communication and all project deliverables.
  • Perform administrative duties, including project performance tracking, analysis, invoice projections, and invoicing.
  • Coordinate with other UF Project Managers and remote DRG staff (including planners, arborists, marketing, and GIS staff) for task support and development of innovative and useful tools and deliverables. 
  • Support project development and marketing pursuits and initiatives with proposals, budget development, industry involvement, and positive client interactions.  
  • Participate in national, regional, and local marketing strategies such as events; webinars; and sponsorships.
  • Attend, exhibit, and/or present at regional and national conferences and identify and participate in public speaking and networking opportunities. 
  • Participate on industry-related boards, commissions, and committees as appropriate and approved.
  • Build and maintain industry-level thought-leadership in urban forestry planning, management plans, operations reviews, and ordinance consulting. 
  • Travel as needed to fulfill project requirements and strategic marketing goals.
  • Pursue and/or maintain advanced industry credentials such as ISA Certified Arborist–Municipal Specialist and Board Certified Master Arborist credentials.
  • Provide and maintain a home office environment generally free from distractions. 
  • Remain compliant with Davey safety training requirements.

Year 1 Success Metrics

  • Project Performance measured by profitability, work/deliverables quality, and client satisfaction 
  • Utilization rate (80%+)
  • Annual performance review and opportunity for expanded duties 

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related discipline or equivalent experience in a similar position
  • ISA Certified Arborist required. Municipal Specialist and Board Certified Master Arborist preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Two or more years of leadership experience in urban forestry management or planning

Compensation

  • $50/month personal cell phone stipend or DRG provided cell phone
  • $50/month stipend for home internet service
  • Access to Davey medical, dental, and vision benefits upon hire.
  • Access to Davey stock after 90 days of employment and 401k benefits after one year of service
  • Access to Davey paid time off benefits including sick pay, vacation and holiday pay
  • Reimbursement of work related expenses as appropriate, including business mileage reimbursement.
  • DRG provided laptop and equipment
  • Training as needed/appropriate, coverage of industry memberships and professional affiliations, with approval

Additional Information

What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match.
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options.
  • Group Health Plan.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend.
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas.
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers.
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees.
  • Charitable matching gift program.

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.

Company Overview

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.

Divisional Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.

 

Davey Resource Group, Inc., is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.  The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit Davey.com.

 

If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.

 

Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Consulting, Service

Unlimited Potential seeks Arboriculture Community Workforce Development Trainer


Job Title: Arboriculture Community Workforce Development Trainer
Level/Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000
Length of Contract: This is a 2 year grant funded position, contingent on future funding
Close Date: July 15, 2024

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@unlimitedpotentialaz.org
Email questions to ttrahan@unlimitedpotentialaz.org.

Job Description
:  Unlimited Potential is a community- based partner on ASU’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Service grant with the US Forest Service to grow the tree and shade canopy in metro Phoenix while also growing an urban forestry industry through community-industry partnerships.   

The Arboriculture Community Workforce Trainer will develop and implement an industry recognized, culturally and socially relevant, Arborist curriculum within Unlimited Potential’s Adult Education training programs. The trainer will utilize a train-the-trainer model in order to build capacity and continue the program after the initial grant ends.

Greater Phoenix Urban Forestry Accelerator is a Justice-40 initiative to be implemented in collaboration with 5 community-based organizations, 4 municipalities, 3 industry partners, 3 national organizations, and 3 ASU departments.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop desert-adapted bilingual arboriculture curriculum (training materials, course work, workshops) with a social and cultural perspective. 
  • Co-develop best practices for the technical and safety components (tree planting, tree care, tree maintenance, tree removal) of the arboriculture curriculum with ASU and other industry partners. 
  • Implement a train-the- trainer model within Unlimited Potential to build organizational capacity post grant. 
  • Support partners in the development and maintenance of processes and practices for workforce development, recruitment selection, enrollment, assessment and placement. 
  • Partner with Unlimited Potentials Adult Education program to identify training opportunities, career pathways, and potential barriers for current and future students, and integration of the new arborist workforce development program.
  • Partner with Unlimited Potential Community Health Workers (CHW) to incorporate  environmental justice, public health and safety, and land and water conservation into the curriculum. 
  • Inform the development of informative and engaging content to recruit participants through communication channels. 
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to cohort members. 
  • Collaborate with grant partners, community leaders and residents, to promote participation in urban forestry career pathways. 
  • Responsibilities may be adjusted based on the needs of a project. 

Qualification and Education Requirements 

  • Ideal candidate has a minimum of 3 years of full-time experience in arboriculture or a combination of education and practical arboricultural experience.  Arboriculture competency is demonstrated through study (arboriculture, horticulture or environmental science), teaching experience, professional experience, or through licensing or certification (Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, the International Society of Arboriculture, or the Association of Professional Landscape Designers).  
  • Must be willing and able to gain arborist certification within 1 year of employment. 
  • Experience with arboriculture training and supervision, coaching and mentoring, or related experiences,  
  • Able to prepare, organize, and deliver instruction effectively to a group or team learning a new skill or topic.
  • Bilingual Fluency (English & Spanish).
  • Able to work in a cross-functional role and excited to support urban forestry. 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills. 
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Able to work independently, prioritize projects and tasks, and be an effective team member. 
  • Ability to work in the evening and/or Saturdays if needed for training. 
  • Familiar with data collection to support project outcomes and learners experiences. 

Preferred Skills
Multicultural experience is appreciated. 
Familiar with Google Workspace Platform Suite or MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 

Working Environment 

  • Some activities are performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computers; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds. 
  • Some activities may require long periods of exposure to external elements indigenous to a desert environment, weather, potential exposure to venomous insects, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
  • Required to operate a variety of landscaping equipment, tools and machines requiring extended periods of walking over uneven and occasionally rocky surfaces, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights
  • Regular use of mowers, trimmers, edgers, shears, spreaders, hoses, hand and power tools/machines.  May require the use of hearing protection and other Personal Protective Equipment.

Benefits 
Unlimited Potential offers a benefit package for employees and their families which includes health, dental and vision options. 

Paid time off is based on the number of hours worked and the years of service; starting with up to 13 days paid time off in the first year of service. Employees are paid for up to 14 holidays. 

Funding acknowledgement:  
Funding for this project was provided by the Inflation Reduction Act and the USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program in partnership with Arizona State University.

USDA / USFS Statement of Affiliation:
This position is made possible through a Justice-40 grant from the USDA Forest Service. The Greater Phoenix Urban Forestry Accelerator is conducted in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service.

Non-discrimination:
Unlimited Potential and Arizona State University are equal opportunity providers.

USDA / USFS Non-Discrimination Statement: 
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a FormAD-3027,USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online athttps://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or( 3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

City of Pendleton seeks Arborist and Arbor Tech


Arborist
The City of Pendleton is accepting applications for a USDA Grant Funded Full-Time Arborist position in the Parks and Recreation Department. The Arborist is responsible for performing a wide range of duties related to the maintenance of publicly owned or regulated trees within the City. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in arboriculture, horticulture, or forestry. This position will be required to either have or be able to obtain, within 6 months of hire, a Tree Climbing Certification.

The position will be primarily Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm but may be subject to emergency call out.

The wage range is $4,572 - $6,193 per month DOE plus excellent benefits. Requires valid driver's license and ability to pass a criminal background check.

Applications are available at www.pendleton.or.us, at City Hall, 500 SW Dorion Avenue, or by calling (541) 966-0201. Completed applications must be returned to human.resources@ci.pendleton.or.us. The position is open until filled, The City of Pendleton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Arbor Tech
The City of Pendleton is accepting applications for a USDA Grant Funded Full-Time ArborTech position in the Parks and Recreation Department. The Arbor Tech is responsible for providing assistance to the Arborist and as a team they will perform a wide range of duties related to the maintenance of publicly owned or regulated trees within the City. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in arboriculture, horticulture, or forestry. This position will be required to either have or be able to obtain, within 6 months of hire, a Tree Climbing Certification. 

The position will be primarily Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:30 pm but may be subject to emergency call out.

The wage range is $3,691 - $4,522 per month DOE plus excellent benefits. Requires valid driver's license and ability to pass a criminal background check.

Applications are available at www.pendleton.or.us, at City Hall, 500 SW Dorion Avenue, or by calling (541) 966-0201. Completed applications must be returned to human.resources@ci.pendleton.or.us. The position is open until filledThe City of Pendleton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Sims Tree Health Specialists seeks tree professional


Sims Tree Health Specialists, Inc. | LinkedIn

JOB DESCRIPTION
Well, won’t you look at that. You stumbled on your next career! How do you know it’s your next career, you say? Well, do you love trees & beautiful gardens? Do you love nature? Do you love teaching people about trees & consider yourself a tree-thusiast? If you answered yes, then Sims Tree Health Specialists, Inc. might be the perfect place to make your career. We are looking for personable, talented, outgoing professionals with a passion for trees to join our team!

SOUND LIKE YOU? KEEP READING!
The family of tree preservationists & Arborists at Sims Tree Health Specialists, Inc. is seeking someone just like you to serve as our next Tree Health Care Specialist/Arborist! You’ll have the opportunity to grow with us (see what I did there?) & visit the homes of our amazing customers where you will develop a relationship with them & work together with them in developing & executing a tree health care plan. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, loves to teach, & has familiarity with customer service.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THIS POSITION, HERE IS WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • A minimum of 2 years in the green industry. Example of acceptable experience includes (but is not limited to):
    Tree care companies • Nurseries • Landscape companies • Municipalities • State forestry agencies • Utility companies •
  • Academic arboriculture/horticulture departments (for instructors) • Horticulture/extension programs (for advisors) • Consultancies • Pest control providers (for advisors and applicators)
  • A passion for nature, the environment, & the outdoors
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check & drug test
  • Interest in working outdoors, unsupervised, year-round in all weather conditions
  • Ability to obtain a Qualified Applicator License & ISA Arborist Certification within 3 months of hire.
  • We will pay for the cost of the exam & help you prepare!
  • Valid driver's license & clean motor vehicle record
  • Ability to evaluate, monitor, & treat insect & disease problems.
  • Ability to operate, calibrate, & maintain  equipment (i.e. pumps, mixing equipment, etc.).
  • Ability to drive automatic transmission pickup trucks similar to F250 
  • Commitment to timely & quality customer service. Must be able to work independently as well as assist other operations when needed.
  • Good communication skills: report writing, professional presentation is a must
  • Ability to walk long distances across various surfaces such as flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills & slopes 

A EXAMPLE  OF A DAY IN THE LIFE:

  • Safety first! You’ll start your day prepping your noble steed (company provided truck) by checking for safety &  ensuring that you have the supplies & materials needed for the day. 
  • Now onto facing the battles of traffic! Your safe driving skills & mobile GPS will help get you safely to & from the job. 
  • You’ve arrived at your first stop & greeted the customer with a respectful “Hello!”  You’ll follow the customer to their trees & begin putting your mad Arborist skills to the test! You’ll consult on the tree(s) for signs of pest, disease, or fungi. You’ll also observe the surrounding trees for anything the customer may have missed. 
  • You'll let the customer know your findings & provide them with a care plan that will include treatment options & costs. Once you’ve received approval you'll mix & apply the materials that may include various forms of pesticides & fertilizers while wearing PPE & following safety procedures, label instructions, & state laws.
  • The treatment is now complete & now it's time to thoroughly communicate (with detail) your findings & treatment plan by noting it on your mobile CRM app. This allows your office team to set up your customer & their tree’s health care plan in the CRM. You’ll collect payment & head to your next job.
  • After your jobs are complete, you'll head back to headquarters. Upon arrival, you'll ensure that all equipment is properly cleaned & returned & that any necessary repairs or maintenance issues are reported.
  • Then you will visit your station inside the office to return any messages from past customers needing your advice & noting your conversation in that customer’s account. Then look at the scheduled jobs you have for the next business day & create an efficient route for the next day . You'll then contact the next day’s customers with a 2-hour time frame of arrival. 
  • Now it's time to head back home! Congratulations on another successful day of saving trees!

COMPENSATION
Starting pay is between $20-$30/hour depending on experience and qualifications. Once a client base is established and you begin performing routes on your own, pay will become commission based. ISA Certified Arborists earn 40% commission on consultations and 25% commission on treatments. ISA Certified Arborists have the opportunity to earn 6 figures per year! 

BENEFITS

  • Vacation and sick pay
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance (No need to wait! These benefits will kick in the month following your start date)
  • Employee discounts
  • Paid training

SCHEDULE:
Most jobs are performed Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 2:00 PM. On rare occasions, there may be jobs that are required to be performed at night or on weekends. Team members have the freedom to dictate their schedule and how much they want to work. 

CLICK HERE to apply for more information.