Climbing Arborist Foreman | Sacramento, CA

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 50886  
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: More than 5 years 
Relocation Available: [[relocation]] 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Davey Tree is a leader in the Residential-Commercial tree care, Utility Line Clearing and Forestry consulting industries, and has openings throughout the US and Canada.


Our Residential tree care operation in Sacramento, CA  is looking for experienced Climbing Arborist and Foreman/Crew Leaders.


---Climbers with a minimum of 3 years’ experience can earn $22-$26/hour as the beginning wage.

---Foremen with a minimum of 5 years’ experience can earn $30/hour as the beginning wage.

Davey has established a Career Development Program, affording employees the ability to earn more as they progress through the CDP.


STARTING DATE:  Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.




Position requires leading 3-5 person tree crews to complete tree pruning and tree removal.  Foremen are responsible for utilizing the Job Planning Toolkit to safely and efficiently complete work orders as assigned by management.  This includes performing pre-climb inspections of trees before work begins.  Foremen work directly with the District Manager to mentor and train new employees. 



  • Safely and productively lead a crew in providing Arboricultural care for our clients
  • Climbs and operates aerial lift to perform tree pruning, removal, cabling & bracing
  • Operate chippers, trucks, aerial lifts, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Lead job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
  • Maintain all issued gear, assigned equipment and any associated paperwork
  • Mentor crew members through the Davey Career Development Program
  • Demonstrate professionalism and deliver exceptional customer service to clients


  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience  
  • Experience pruning to ANSI A300 standards
  • Comfortable climbing on Split Tail Double Rope Technique (DRT) system 
  • Ability to set a tie-in-point utilizing Throwball and Throwline
  • Proficiency tying Climbing Hitches, Termination Knots & Rigging Knots
  • Dedication to safe chainsaw operation and maintenance
  • Prior experience with Sectional Tree Removal utilizing techniques to minimize Dynamic Loads
  • Prior experience felling with open-faced notch, hinge wood, and back cut for directional control
  • Aerial Lift experience
  • Strong tree ID skills
  • Equipment maintenance experience and customer service are all highly valuable
  • Strong leadership skills: crew management, mentoring and training
  • Valid Driver’s License;  Class B CDL preferred
  • Highly valuable: Certified Arborist;  CTW & CTSP credentials


  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Potential for overtime
  • Generous performance incentive plan
  • Professional Development & growth opportunities
  • 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 PPE, uniforms and gear provided
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Management mentoring programs available

Pre-employment Drug Screen is required. Social Security verification is required. 
The Davey Tree Expert Company and CLS are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Visit Davey Website: WWW.DAVEY.COM Job Opportunities & Company Profile 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

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



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