TAZO Tree Corps Climbing Arborist Trainee | San Francisco Bay Area

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • San Jose, Santa Clara, San Fra
  • Apr 28, 2021

Job Description




TAZO Tree Corps Climbing Arborist Trainee  

San Francisco Bay Area


Invest in your future! We are currently looking for dynamic Climbing Arborist Trainees (Groundsman/Groundspersons) for openings

throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  

The TAZO Tree Corps’ and Davey Tree's goal is to train and elevate BIPOC, Latio, Lantix leaders in the tree industry and strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply. If you are 21 years of age or older, identify as Black, Indigenous or another Person of Color, live in the San Francisco Bay Area, are interested in arboriculture (tree care maintenance), and want to work outdoors -  - Apply Today!



Positions offered in these locations:

-San Jose     -Colma (South San Francisco)    -San Ramon    -Menlo Park    -Soquel (Santa Cruz)


Join passionate team of tree care professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a  commitment to safety and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in arboriculture, horticultural and environmental services.



What You’ll Do:

Through on-the-job-learning, Trainees will work on a tree crew in a physically demanding role, under the guidiance of the Territory's Trainer and Crew Leaders to learn all aspects of Arboricultural operations.  After familiarization with ground duties such as job-site setup, chipping, and chainsaw operation, Trainees will learn skills necessary for pruning trees to ANSI A300 guidelines.  Trainees will progress through Davey's Career Development Program as they learn to utilize ropes for ascending and working in trees.  

  • Learn to climb trees! (Yes, we will pay you to do that.)
  • Operate as a member of a tree crew while progressively learning new skills
  • Learn to perform all aspects of tree pruning and removal services safely and skillfully for clients. Including but not limited to:
    • Tree identification and industry pruning guidelines
    • Prune, thin and remove deadwood throughout the tree canopy
    • Learn how to install cables, bracing, and lightning protection systems
    • Assist in removal of hazardous trees
  • Properly maintain, prepare and operate all tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more.
  • Properly identify and diagnose insects, weeds, fungus conditions and pest prone areas.
  • Plant trees according to industry standards.
  • How high you grow depends on you!



What We’re Looking For:

  • Love of the outdoors, willingness to work outdoors during a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to and willingness to thrive in a physically demanding position  
  • Demonstrated ability to report for work regularly and punctually
  • Background in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Landscaping, or working at heights is preferred
  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire
  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR and Defensive Driving courses upon hire  
  • An ideal candidate will have tree care experience or work experience in a related field (landscaping, construction).



What We Offer: *

  • On the job training
  • 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 & discounted stock purchase options
  • Group Health Plan
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers
  • Scholarship Program for children of employees
  • Charitable matching gift program

 *all listed benefits available to eligible employees



Additional Information:

Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required.  

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law. 


Visit jobs.davey.com to search for Davey jobs all over the country!  If you need any assistance please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at WesternRegionJobs@davey.com


NOTE: if you have previously applied to a TAZO Tree Corp/Trainee position, your application is under review. 

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 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

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



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