Dowling Tree Service in Gainesville

Arborist Climber Trainee


Arborist Climber Trainee
Crew Leader/Foreman

Dowling Tree Service, Inc. is currently searching for Entry Level Tree Climbers
The ideal candidate will have experience working on a tree crew as a Ground Man OR a 2/4 year degree in Forestry or a related field. 
Candidates must also be looking for a career within the tree care industry. 
Candidates who enjoy rock climbing will also be considered.

*Upon Learning To Climb Safely*

  • Performs all required ground, climbing, and aerial lift duties in support of specific job assignments, as directed by crew leader or designated supervisor
  • Participates in all job site safety briefings
  • Utilizes all appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Understands and demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of the ground person position
  • Learns to identify the basic trees and shrubs common to the service area
  • Develops a basic understanding of tree growth
  • Demonstrates sound tree risk assessment skills
  • Demonstrates equipment inspection skills
  • Demonstrates proper application of approved knots
  • Demonstrates and practices proper climbing techniques and procedures
  • Demonstrates and practices proper pruning and small removal skills
  • Demonstrates and practices proper rigging techniques
  • Learns and understands the dangers associated with electrical hazards
  • Reports for duty at the designated location on time each day
  • Follows directions from the crew leader or designated supervisor
  • Learns, understands, and adheres to all safety rules and company safety policies
  • Participates in all safety training sessions offered, asks questions, and improves job safety skills
  • Strives to improve job skills and develop the potential for upward mobility


  • Responsible for carrying out other duties as assigned by the crew leader or designated supervisor, arborist representative, or local manager


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