Climbing Arborist Crew Leader | Arborguard Tree Specialists, Atlanta, GA

Date: Aug 16, 2019

Location: Avondale Estates, GA, 30002

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number:39883 
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: No Diploma 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Come Grow with us! Join the crew!

As an employee with Arborguard, You are part of a premiere company offering excellence in tree and plant health care.

Arborguard Tree Specialists, a Davey Tree Expert Company, is seeking experienced Climbing Arborist Crew Leader to join our Residential & Commercial Tree Care team in the Atlanta, GA area. This is an outdoor based, physically demanding, hands-on position with leadership responsibilities. 

STARTING DATEApplications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.



Position requires leading 2-4 person tree crews to complete all aspects of tree care including pruning, cabling/bracing, lightning protection system installation, and tree removal.  Foreman 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.  Foreman work directly with various managers to mentor and train new employees on a regular basis. 



  • Safely and productively lead a crew in providing arboricultural care for our clients
  • Climbs and operates aerial lift to perform all aspects of tree care or removal
  • 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
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurately completed such as timesheets, work orders, and driver logs
  • Mentor crew members through the Arborguard/Davey Career Development Program
  • Consistently demonstrate professionalism and deliver exceptional customer service to clients



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience 
  • Valid Driver’s License;  Class A CDL preferred
  • Certified Arborist;  CTW & CTSP credentials highly valuable
  • Experience pruning to ANSI A300 standards
  • Comfortable climbing on both double rope (DRT) and single rope (SRS) systems, with SRS preferred
  • Proficiency tying Climbing Hitches, Termination Knots & Rigging Knots
  • Prior Experience with Sectional Tree Removal utilizing techniques to minimize Dynamic Loads.  Experience with crane removals preferred.
  • 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





  • 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 program available
  • Work year round in beautiful Atlanta, GA

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.

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Nearest Major Market: Atlanta