Dowling Tree Service in Gainesville

Arborist Ground Person


Arborist Ground Person
Crew Leader, Arborist Representative

Dowling Tree Service, Inc. is currently searching for Ground Men to work as part of a Tree Care Crew. 
The ideal candidates must have experience in the tree or lawn care industry
We are looking for candidates who are looking for a long term career.


  • Performs all required ground 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
    • Assists with the implementation of work zone safety procedures such as the placement of cones and signs, and the provision of flagging services
    • Properly utilizes hand tools associated with arboricultural and landscaping work
    • Uses and maintains chainsaws safely
    • Assists in conducting a tree risk assessment prior to working on any tree
    • Assists with the implementation of tree felling procedures
    • Assists climbers and crew leaders working on the ground and aloft
    • Operates the chipper and all other equipment safely
    • Assists with driving, backing, dumping, and parking duties
    • Learns and understands the procedures and techniques needed to assist in performing plant health care services, such as pesticide and fertilizer applications
    • 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
  • Communicates well with all crew members and crew leader
  • 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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