Arborist - Crew Lead

$25.00 - $35.00 hourly
  • VS Tree Services
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 16, 2021
Full time Arborist Crew Leader Bucket Truck Operator

Job Description


  • Provide arboricultural care for our clients by safely and efficiently leading crew(s)
  • Plan work and execute tasks while directing crew members and equipment
  • Perform all aspects of tree pruning and removal services safely and skillfully for clients. Including but not limited to:
  • Pruning, thinning, and removing deadwood throughout the tree canopy
  • Installation of cables, bracing and lightning protection systems
  • Removal of hazardous trees
  • Tree removal, pruning, and trimming using a tree lift
  • Perform work in the canopy of the trees at various heights.
  • Perform required general maintenance and daily inspection of equipment
  • Manage customer service expectations, and work safely and professionally
  • Abide by VS Landscape Group’s safety policies and procedures
  • Responsible for supervising and assisting in the proper maintenance, preparation and operation of all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.
  • Provide expert tree trimming services and inspections to client properties.


  • 3-5 years experience in the tree removal industry
  • 3-5 years of tree lift experience
  • 1-2 years of climbing experience
  • Advanced chainsaw and chipper operation
  • Strong tree, knot and shrub identification skills
  • Ability to understand and safely direct a team on the process of safely ascending tree canopies at all heights
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. AR or equivalent license is a definite asset
  • Tree lift experience is an asset
  • Certified Arborist or willingness to work towards
  • ISA certification or certificate of enrollment in an arboriculture program or equivalent.
  • Ability to work safely as part of a team and possess the willingness to learn and progress.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.


  • Seasonal Employment; Year-round employment available as follows:
  • Tree Services: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Snow Removal Services: Winter
  • Must be 18 years of age or older