Foreman/Crew Leader Job - San Francisco, CA

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94104

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number: 34309  
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 Expert Company has opportunities as  a Foreman / Crew Leader in San Francisco, CA. Davey Tree is a leader in the Residential-Commercial tree care, utility line clearing and forestry consulting industries, throughout the US and Canada.

STARTING DATE:  Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.



Position requires leading 3-5 person tree crews to complete tree pruning 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 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 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
  • Certified Arborist;  CTW & CTSP credentials highly valuable



  • Potential for overtime

  • Carpooling / Rideshare may be available
  • 5 minute walk to South San Francisco BART station
  • Crew Room (employee break room) is set next to a lake and has a T.V. and pool table for down time
  • Work in beautiful SF Bay area with amazing views, near the ocean, and enjoy all that San Francisco offers (museums, world renowned cuisine, night life)  
  • Enjoy team camaraderie while you work - -crew is focused on safety but also have fun, family vibe
  • All uniforms, climbing gear and PPE provided  (uniforms cleaned and laundered at no cost to you)
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Generous performance incentive plan
  • Excellent benefits offered
    • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
    • Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay,  Sick leave
    • 401K retirement plan with employer matched contribution + opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year of FT employment
    • Employee referral bonus program
    • Management mentoring program available should you desire to advance your career



Pre-employment Drug Screen is required and 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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland