Title: Arborist Climber/Safety Coordinator

Overview :

 Are you an experienced arborist looking to take your career to the next level? At Bartlett Tree Experts, people thrive in a safety-first, entrepreneurial, promote-from-within environment. You can go as far as your talent and hard work will take you. As a member of our team, you will play a critical role in the success of our business by enhancing the skills, performance, and productivity of trainees and team members. 

For over 100 years, Bartlett has been providing residential and commercial property owners science-based solutions and expert care for trees and shrubs. Our growing 1,600-person team encompasses highly skilled, knowledgeable professionals, who are dedicated to delivering quality service. 


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  • At least 1 year of climbing (DdRT or SRT) and bucket operation experience in the tree care industry
  • A current commercial driver’s license or ability to attain a CDL is a must  
  • Degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Science, Landscape Management, or a related field is preferred but not required
  • ISA Arborist Certification is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting training or prior crew leader experience  
  • Proven initiative, positive attitude, team oriented, and self-motivated 


  • Perform all required ground, climbing, and aerial lift duties in support of specific job assignments, as directed by crew leader
  • Demonstrate high safety standards, sound tree risk assessment skills, equipment inspection skills, proper application of approved knots, proper climbing techniques and procedures, proper pruning and small removal skills, and proper rigging skills
  • Learn, understand, and adhere to all safety rules and company safety policies
  • Responsible for carrying out other duties as assigned by the Crew Leader or designated supervisor, Arborist Representative, or Local Manager

In addition to the Arborist Crew Leader responsibilities, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to partner with the Local Manager and Arborist Representatives to develop and manage the office safety program. The additional duties include: 

  • Shares the responsibility and authority with the local manager to develop and implement the local office safety plan 
  • Ensures that new employee orientations are conducted in a meaningful way and that new employees are mentored 
  • Supports production skills training 
  • Inspects production tools and gear 
  • Conducts periodic crew, facility, and pesticide storage audits 
  • Investigates accidents and close calls and implements corrective action 
  • Oversees safety and health plan training and tailgate talks 

Bartlett Tree Experts offers competitive compensation, medical and dental benefits, 401K, life insurance, flexible spending account, and paid vacation and holidays. Employees have access to continuing education programs, professional development training materials, and a variety of resources provided by the Bartlett Tree Experts Research Laboratories.

Bartlett Tree Experts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To submit your résumé, you can do any of the following:

  1. Apply online
  2. Fax your résumé to (203) 323-5690

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