The Davey Tree Expert Company Climbing Arborist - San Diego, CA (Residential) #31558 in United States

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Date:Jun 13, 2018

Location:San Diego, CA, US, 92120

Company:The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number:31558

Company Name:The Davey Tree Expert Company

Service Line:1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services

Employment Type:Regular

Job Type:Full Time

Education Level Required:High School Diploma / GED

Work Experience Required:1 - 2 years

Relocation Available:[[relocation]]

Travel Expectations:Up to 25%

POSITION: Climbing Arborist/Tree Care Worker - San Diego, CA (Davey Residential & Commerial)

Starting Date:Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is seeking Climbing Arborists /Tree Trimmers to join our Residential & Commercial team in San Diego, CA. This is an outdoor based, hands-on position. Those with prior experience in Forestry, Landscaping or working at height are encouraged to apply. Experience in related fields of work (concrete, construction, electrical, landscaping) is desireable.


  • Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties

  • Assist Foreman in completing all aspects of Tree Pruning, Removal, Cabling & Bracing by working as both second climber and ground crew

  • Services provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal

  • Operate Chippers, Trucks, Aerial Lifts, stump grinders or special equipment

  • Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process

  • Maintain issued climbing gear, chainsaw, and shared crew equipment as directed by Foreman

  • Complete Davey Aerial Rescue Training

  • Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program


  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • CDL Class B or ability to attain within 3 months preferred

  • Ability to satisfactorily perform Tree Trimmer-Climber duties

  • Under direct supervision ability to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Climbing trees with closed or open climbing system

  • Pruning to ANSI A300 standards

  • Operating chippers and chainsaws

  • Bucket truck experience preferred

  • Equipment maintenance

  • Safe working procedures

  • Customer service

  • Strong tree ID skills, installation experience of cables, bracing and lightening protection are preferred but not required

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Completion of Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire

  • Pesticide license, if required by state law


  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)

  • Potential for overtime

  • Generous performance incentive plan

  • Excellent benefits offered

  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans

  • Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay, Sick leave

  • 401K retirement plan, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year

  • Employee referral bonus program

  • All climbing gear and PPE provided

  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses

  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications

  • Internships and management mentoring programs available

  • Work in sunny San Diego and 20 minutes from the beach


Pre-employment Drug Screen & Social Security # Verification required.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned.

Visit Davey Website: WWW.DAVEY.COM Job Opportunities & Company Profile Information

The Davey Tree Legacy

Since 1880, our clients have trusted us to care for their most precious natural assets. Our history is rooted in preserving and caring for trees, but our evolution has grown to include whole natural environments. Davey is one of only a handful of companies in the world that can claim this rich, century-plus heritage and a record of continuous growth, even during tough economic times.

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information,

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or

Nearest Major Market:San DiegoJob Segment:Electrical, Consulting, Engineering, Technology

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