Arborist: Advanced Climber & Crew Lead

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Do you spend the better part of each day dangling from a rope in the canopy of a tree? Are knots and rigging a second language for you? When you look at a tree do you intuitively see a path into the canopy for yourself and a work plan for your team? If any of the above interests you, you’re a prime candidate to join the Old Growth tree removal team. We are seeking seasoned professionals who will be able to jump right in, and in return, we’ll reward you well for your experience and help you take your abilities to the next level. And most importantly, you’ll be a part of an extraordinary team of individuals who will have your back as you work together to accomplish tasks that others might find daunting or impossible.

Our work ranges from dormancy pruning, to large scale removals of massive trees using cranes; from the valley floor to remote estates nestled high up in majestic aspen groves. We also do a lot of technical pruning to improve the health of trees, or to make the most of a view, and when mother nature’s wrath brings a tree down on someone’s home, we are ready and able to take care of the most complicated hazard removals.

Sound good? Reach out today to or call 970-401-0274.

the basics

  • Employer: Old Growth Tree Service
  • Location: Gypsum, CO
  • Status: Full Time/Seasonal
  • Schedule: Four 10-Hour Days, M-Th. + OT
  • Skill Level: Entry Experienced
  • Salary: $28-35 per hour, DOE


  • Working as a part of a team to create a safe work environment while maintaining a high level of production
  • Serving as an advanced climber leading a crew in removal and pruning work
  • Creating work plans based on arborist direction to accomplish work safely and efficiently
  • Mentoring aspiring climbers and crew leads
  • Utilizing specialized machinery such as bucket trucks, backyard lifts, chippers, skid steers, advanced rigging equipment, and grapple trucks
  • Operating hand equipment including but not limited to chainsaws, rakes and blowers
  • Maintaining a high level of quality in all work performed
  • Removing limbs and debris to the disposal area (this includes raking and basic yard cleanup)
  • Performing daily inspections of equipment and vehicles
  • Choosing and inspecting personal protective equipment
  • Choosing and loading necessary daily equipment
  • Driving specialized trucks to various work sites around the valley
  • Ensuring all tools, equipment, and materials are well maintained and accounted for prior to and after completion of each job
  • Inspecting worksites and identifying risks
  • Directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic
  • Completing all duties in compliance with AMTL safety policies, ANSI Z133.1, OSHA safety standards, and ANSI A300 Pruning standards
  • This is a sampling of responsibilities. A complete job description will be provided during the hiring process


  • You will perform services for a wide variety of clients in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas.
  • The majority of work time is spent in the field operating machinery or hand tools, performing PHC/arboricultural services, clean-up, and being courteous to customers.
  • Some of your time will be spent indoors to complete paperwork, and attend meetings and trainings.


  • A demonstrated commitment to personal safety and that of your team
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of climbing including: work planning and jobsite management; knots and rigging; forces and vectors; ascending techniques; crane assisted work; limb walking; safe operation of chainsaws while climbing; and communication between climber and ground personnel
  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, humility, personal integrity, and desire to grow personally and professionally
  • Physical fitness and ability to work outside at all times in all weather conditions are required. Duty modifications may be made during specific seasons throughout the year.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Communication skills
  • Safe work habits
  • Multitasking skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Drivers license; Class A CDL preferred


  • An incredible team of individuals that includes robust administrative support
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training with pay increases based on successful completion of training
  • Paid holidays after 30 days
  • Sick time accrual
  • Paid time off for year-round employees
  • 401K after 1000 hrs
  • All PPE safety equipment supplied
  • All tools provided


Old Growth Tree Service was founded in 2016 and we have experienced exponential growth each year since then. We strive each day to raise the standards of the arboriculture industry by providing an experience that goes above and beyond expectations for both our customers and employees. We have built our business around these Core Values that guide our every action and decision:

  • Integrity – We live in accordance with our deepest values, we are honest with everyone,  and always keep our word. We are genuine.
  • Respect – We treat each other and our customers with kindness, respect, and sensitivity.  We value everyone’s contributions in all aspects of the business. We check our egos at  the door.
  • Teamwork – One dream, one team. We recognize and support each other’s talents. We  all have a part to play. By working together, we can achieve exceptional results.
  • Training & Knowledge – We support all Old Growth Tree Service employees with any training necessary so they can perform their job safely, efficiently and with confidence.
  • Quality & Customer Service – We have a passion for understanding and exceeding our customers’ expectations. We deliver quality and excellence in all that we do.


Are you ready to develop your roots here in the Eagle Valley with a company that values you? If you are looking to kick-start a fulfilling, exciting, challenging – but rewarding career at a company that will support your personal and professional growth, please send a resume and cover letter to And if you don’t have a resume, don’t worry, just shoot us an email or call 970-401-0274.

THANK YOU for looking!

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