Arborist Manager

$75,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • Grow Tree Care
  • Comox Valley, BC, Canada
  • Feb 18, 2022
Full time Management

Job Description

Tree Care for People Who Care About Trees

We are seeking a Manager to join our arboriculture team. This is a unique opportunity to step into a leadership role with an established team and client base, work with a well-respected company with strong values and a genuine love of nature, and experience Island life at its finest in the beautiful Comox Valley.

  • Do work you care about!
  • Competitive compensation package including health benefits and 3 weeks vacation to start ($75,000-$85,000 plus quarterly performance bonuses)
  • Ethically run, values-based company, with a well-established team. We care about our people just as much as we care about the work we do.
  • 100% locally owned and operated
  • Located in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island

Love trees? So do we…

Grow Tree Care is a family-run arboriculture company that prides itself on quality tree work. We emphasize the integration of trees within the urban landscape and in finding the balance between the client’s objective and the health of the tree. We work to ISA standards, including tree retention and proper pruning techniques. We take special care and pride in our client relationships, and value work-life balance for the team very highly.

The Position

The Manager reports to the Owner of the company, and has responsibility for:

  • Leading and managing a team of 4-5 crew members
  • Job and site management
  • Working with clients to meet their needs, including sales, estimates, and follow up
  • Scheduling work and overseeing maintenance of equipment
  • Staff training
  • Some Climbing Arborist duties

The Manager’s role is centered around relationships: exceeding expectations of clients through education, problem solving and client care, and supporting the development of team members in their arboriculture careers through hands-on training and coaching. The Manager also takes an active role in their crews’ tree and ground work and provides coverage for staff, where necessary.

You might be the ideal person if:

  • You are ready to take your arboriculture career to the next step, learn new skills, and develop a team.
  • You enjoy working with people as much as you enjoy working with trees
  • You love solving challenges and puzzles
  • You believe in nurturing a happy coexistence of humans and nature
  • You’re friendly and professional
  • You have a passion for pruning and high-quality tree work
  • You’re organized, comfortable with learning new workflow apps and managing workload
  • You have an ISA Certification and a minimum of 5 years climbing arborist experience
  • You have a valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) and estimating/management experience would also be an asset

Why should you apply?

This is a great opportunity to join a dedicated, skilled team with shared values and engage in varied, interesting work. The Manager will be fully supported in learning and development by the company owners, who are fully involved in the day-to-day running of the business. Grow Tree Care believes in supporting happy and healthy relationships at work and nurtures a respectful working environment for the whole team.

Grow Tree Care is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. There is a vibrant arts and food community, and a multitude of year-round sports and outdoor activities for all ages. Local business is thriving, and throughout the year the valley hosts a variety of activities and events. Grow Tree Care believes in supporting a healthy work-life balance for its team so they are able to enjoy the amazing community we live in.

Flexible Start Date. For candidates considering relocation from another area, we can discuss a start date to ease the relocation process.

How to apply

If you think a career with Grow Tree Care is right for you, please submit your resume and cover letter.