We are always looking for new employees throughout the spring/summer/fall/winter. See below for available positions and their requirements.

A general run-down of what's expected of you, regardless of your position:

Maintain a high level of quality work product & output. Punctual, professional appearance.
Contribute to the overall efficiency and flow of the job site.
This is a physically demanding job. Must be able to routinely carry and/or lift up to 50-75 pounds, including tree limbs and other equipment. Must be able to spend majority of time outdoors in sunshine, clouds, and rain.
Must be fluent English speaker.
Very Good Tree Service is a drug and alcohol free environment. Use on or near the job site or in company vehicles will not be tolerated. Show up ready to work.
Positive attitude, independent thinker, problem solver, team player. Short tempers don’t fit in with our crew.
Must have valid driver’s license (CDL not required). Position contingent on clean driving record. Training provided as needed.
Commitment to high quality tree care and willingness to learn and integrate best practices.
Must be comfortable speaking with clients on job sites to answer questions and relay information, when requested.
Ability to text, e-mail, and access online database for regular communication with Very Good Tree Service staff.
Must be able to provide own transportation to Very Good Tree Service headquarters.
CPR/First Aid certified preferred.
Willing to obtain pesticide application license within two months of employment.

If interested in employment with Very Good Tree Service, email your resume with three professional references to info@verygoodtreeservice.com or reach out to us using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

ARBORIST/CLIMBER

Classification: Full time hourly. This position is 4 days per week Monday-Thursday. Weekend work is rare and always optional.

Core Responsibilities: The Arborist/Climber will provide a range of services aloft and on the ground under the direction of the head arborist. These include:

• Safely and effectively climb trees (with and without spurs) to perform tree maintenance.

• Pruning in-tree and from the ground primarily with a hand saw, and with an electric or gas chainsaw when necessary.

• Complex rigging during large pruning and removals, often with very small drop zones.

• Mulch application, replanting, root crown excavation (with an Airspade or hand tools), organic fertilizer, and pest control product application.

• Move brush, tree limbs, and other plant material from yards to wood chipper. Safely feed brush into chipper.

• Interface with clients to answer questions and provide information while on the job site.

• Drive truck with trailer to and from headquarters, job sites, and green waste facility.

• Care, storage, and use of large and small equipment.

• Perform all duties in accordance with ISA, ANSI, and Cal-OSHA standards.

• Wear PPE in compliance with ANSI standards at all times.

The Arborist/Climber will be responsible for appropriate clothing and footwear. PPE and climbing and rigging gear will be provided by Very Good Tree Service.

Qualifications:

• Experience in the field of arboriculture for at least 3 years.

• ISA Certified Arborist credential or ability to obtain in 3 months.

• Mastery of tree climbing and rigging techniques. Experience using a chipper and chainsaw.

• Electrical hazards awareness and training.

• Knowledge of industry principles, practices, tools, and materials for proper tree care.

• Understanding of tree biology, plant disorders, plant health care, and risk assessment.

• Basic knowledge of tree species in the New Mexico area.

Candidates must be willing to undergo a criminal and motor vehicle (driver) background check prior to employment.

GROUND CREW

Classification: Full time hourly. This position is 4 days per week Monday-Thursday. Weekend work is rare and always optional.

Core Responsibilities: The Ground Crew/Driver will provide a range of services from the ground under the supervision of a certified arborist on all job sites. These include:

• Drive truck with trailer to and from headquarters, job sites, and green waste facility.

• Move brush, tree limbs, and other plant material from yards to wood chipper.

• Safely feed brush into chipper.

• Mulch application, watering, root crown excavation, organic fertilizer and pest control product application.

• Rigging support during pruning and removals. Assistance to arborist climbers.

• Care, storage, and use of large and small equipment.

• Wear PPE in compliance with ANSI standards at all times.

The Ground Crew/Driver will be responsible for appropriate clothing and footwear. PPE will be provided by Very Good Tree Service.

Qualifications:

• Must have valid driver’s license (CDL not required). Position requires a clean driving record and history of driving. Training provided as needed.

• This is a physically demanding job. Must be able to routinely carry and/or lift up to 75 pounds, including tree limbs and other equipment. Must be able to spend majority of time outdoors in sunshine, clouds, and rain.

• Maintain a high level of quality work product and output. Punctual and professional appearance.

• Must be fluent English speaker.

• Very Good Tree Service is a drug and alcohol free environment. Use on or near the job site will not be tolerated. No smoking permitted. Show up ready to work.

• Positive attitude, independent thinker, problem solver, team player. Short tempers don’t fit in with our crew.

• Commitment to high quality tree care and willingness to learn and integrate best practices.

• Must be comfortable speaking with clients on job sites to answer questions and relay information, when requested.

• Must have own telephone with ability to text, e-mail, and access online database for regular communication with Very Good Tree Service staff.

• Must be able to provide own transportation to Very Good Tree Service headquarters.

• Experience using a wood chipper and chainsaw is required.

• CPR/First Aid certified is preferred.

Candidates must be willing to undergo a criminal and motor vehicle (driver) background check prior to employment.

EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

Classification: Part-time hourly. Estimated 10-20 hours per week over 4-5 days. Evenings or early mornings preferred. Schedule to be discussed and finalized at time of hire. It is expected that this position will increase in hours as skills improve.

Core Responsibilities:
The Equipment Technician will provide a range of services at our shop under the direction of the head arborist. These include:

• In general: Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles. Operate and inspect equipment/vehicles to diagnose defects. Examine parts for damage or excessive wear. Order, repair, and replace damaged or worn parts. Consult vehicle/equipment manufacturer when needed to diagnose issues and handle repairs.

• Auto maintenance including checking fluids, oil changes, washer fluid, tire pressure.

• Tree-care specific equipment maintenance to include:

Electric and gas-powered chainsaws: sharpening, tensioning, lubricating, cleaning, and repair.

Wood chipper: grease points, flip and swap out chipper knives, check anvil, clean/replace air filter, check tire pressure and fluids, refuel, and repairs as needed.

Air compressor: fueling, maintaining tire pressure. – Stump grinder: sharpen teeth and maintain engine.

Tree injection equipment cleaning, repairs, and replacement part orders.

Small equipment maintenance and repairs, such as pole saws, pole pruners, grinders, drills, blowers, handsaws, and hand pruners.

• Monitor inventory and re-order supplies on a weekly basis.

• Drive truck with trailer to and from green waste facility.

• Preparation of company vehicles including fueling vehicles & equipment, cleaning out cabs, washing windows, organizing gear, filling water tanks, charging equipment batteries, and restocking PPE and sanitizing kits.

• General shop maintenance such as sweeping, organizing and putting away gear and supplies, taking out dumpster, cardboard & hazardous waste recycling.

• Manage log of needed repairs and work completed. Communicate progress and issues with head arborist, as needed.

• Wear PPE in compliance with ANSI standards at all times.

The Equipment Technician will be responsible for appropriate clothing and footwear. PPE will be provided by Very Good Tree Service.

Qualifications:

• No formal education required.

• 2 years minimum experience with repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

• Safety is a top priority. Safe use of vehicles, power equipment, and hand tools is a must.

• Ability to diagnose equipment failures and make repairs, ranging from small hand tools to large power equipment and vehicles. Should have basic knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and fuel systems.

• Experience with tree service equipment such as chippers, chainsaws, stump grinders, trunk injection equipment, pole saws, pole pruners, grinders, drills, and tree cabling equipment is a plus.

• Strong interest in a clean workspace! Organization of overall shop, tools, and tasks.

• This position will be entirely done on your own. Ability to work efficiently and manage tasks independently.

Candidates must be willing to undergo a criminal and motor vehicle (driver) background check prior to employment.

Perks & Benefits

Health insurance for full-time employees
Paid education days
Paid sick days
Matching 401k
Boot allowance
Flexible time off with advance notice
Holidays off
Opportunities to advance within the company
Paid vacation time
ISA Certified Arborist materials & exam paid
Phone stipend
Reliable work 4 days a week

Tell Us About Yourself

Use the form below to share why you are interested in a position at Very Good Tree Service and what work you’ve done in the tree care world. We will reply as soon as we can and request to see your resume that includes job history, employment dates, education, and references. We look forward to hearing from you!