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The Davey Tree Expert Climbing Arborist Trainee | Mt. Vernon, NY in Mount Vernon, New York

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation! Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.

We are currently looking to add a dynamic Climbing Arborist Trainee to our passionate team of tree care professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day!

What You'll Do:
Learn to climb trees! (Yes, we will pay you to do that.) Davey offers both DdRT/MRS and SRT/SRS climbing systems
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 the removal of hazardous trees
Properly maintain, prepare and operate all tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more
How high you grow depends on you

What We're Looking For:
Love of the outdoors
Background in Forestry, Horticulture, Landscaping, or working at heights
Ability to complete the Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire
Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR and defensive driving course upon hire
Valid Driver's Licese
Preferred: Relevant pesticide and related licenses and certificates, if required by state law

What We Offer: *
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 and discounted stock purchase options
Group health plan
Employee referral bonus program
Locations throughout the US in major cities and desirable areas
Career development program supported by industry expert Safety Specialists and Skills Trainers
Scholarship program for children of employees
A charitable matching gift program
*All listed benefits available to eligible employees

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.

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

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