Climbing Arborist | SE Seattle, WA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Seattle, Redmond
  • Apr 08, 2021

Job Description

Requisition Number: 118667  
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% 


The Davey Tree Expert Company has opportunities as Climbing Arborist. Davey is a leader in the Residential and Commercial tree care, Utility Line clearing and forestry consulting industries, throughout the US and Canada.


Office based in Redmond, WA serving surrounding communities of Auburn, Bellevue, Kirkland, Newcastle, Federal Way and Snoqualmie



  • Assist Foreman in completing all aspects of Tree Pruning, Removal, Cabling & Bracing by working as both second climber and ground crew
  • 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
  • Learn/understand insect & disease life cycles, and plant biology



  • Valid Driver’s License required. A CDL Class B (Commercial Driver's License) or ability to  atain preferred.
  • Ability to satisfactorily perform Groundman 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



  • 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 
  • Management mentoring program available - Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.)

                    *for qualified employees
Required: Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify Social Security Number verification, and criminal background check required.
Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey Tree offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses.   The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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 877-411-7601 x6107  or



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