Lead Risk Assessment Arborist – Bakersfield, CA

  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2018
Full time Urban Forestry

Job Description

POSITION:    Lead Risk Assessment Arborist

STARTING DATE:    Immediately.  Resumes accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

Davey Resource Group (DRG) has opportunities in the field of hazard tree assessment as a lead inventory arborist for a major government agency.  

POSITION LOCATION:  Flexible.  Opportunity to work throughout California’s Central Valley and up into the Sierra Nevada’s.


LEAD DUTIES:             

  • Lead a team of up to 5 arborists performing tree risk assessments and administrative support personnel.
  • Train, direct and coach multiple team members to grow professionally and personally.
  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews.
  • Build a culture of safety and excellence.



  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science,natural resources or related discipline.
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist with Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) required.
  • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain, in inclement weather and to travel as needed.
  • Ability to work independently and under remote supervision.
  • Self-driven desire to improve processes and procedures for client and company goals.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Full time position.  Wage depends on qualifications and experience.  DRG offers competitive wages, incentive programs, excellent benefits and F/T positions include option to buy Company stock after 1yr, access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses.


Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are employee owned and are Equal Opportunity Employers.


CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to hiring.drgwr@davey.com.  Visit Davey’s website for additional job opportunities and company information.

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, visit www.davey.com