Fire Mitigation Team

Wildfire is among the greatest threats to our communities, and as a member of our fire mitigation team, your work will help safeguard people and property by removing and reducing potential fuels. Each day, you will be a part of a team numbering between 3-15 people working primarily in urban/wildland areas to cut shrubs, prune low hanging limbs, and remove entire trees in order to create defensible spaces. You will not be working around active fires, but rather, you will be completing prescribed removals to implement fire mitigation plans developed by our team of arborists in partnership with homeowners and local government agencies.

If you have experience with this kind of work already, we’ll reward you for your skills and help you grow as a leader and a tree removal professional. And if you’re new to trees, or looking to ‘branch’ out from a related profession like landscaping, fire mitigation is a great way to start a career in tree removals. All you need is a solid work ethic and a desire to learn. Make no mistake, this is physically demanding work and you’ll be exhausted at the end of each day, but if you’re like us, this is EXACTLY how you like to spend your days—working hard, outdoors in a beautiful setting with a GREAT crew of teammates.

Your season will start in April, depending of course on the weather; and we will keep you busy through December or until the snow flies, intersecting perfectly with winter work at the ski areas. Pay depends on experience and we offer ample opportunity to increase your wage and grow professionally through in-house and outside training that we will pay for and pay you to complete! Sound good? Reach out today to [email protected] or call 970-401-0274.

the basics

  • Employer: Old Growth Tree Service
  • Location: Gypsum & Edwards, CO
  • Status: Full Time/Seasonal
  • Skill Level: Entry Level & Experienced
  • Salary: $18-30 per hour, DOE

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Working as a part of a team to create a safe work environment while maintaining a high level of production
  • Carrying debris including sticks, limbs, and logs to staging areas for chipping, or stacking debris in burn piles
  • Operating a chipper and other equipment to dispose of debris
  • Using hand and power tools including, but not limited to: hand saws, pole saws, rakes, and blowers.
  • Choosing and inspecting personal protective equipment
  • Completing all duties in compliance with AMTL safety policies, ANSI Z133.1, OSHA safety standards, and ANSI A300 Pruning standards
  • If applicable and appropriate, driving company vehicles and operating specialized tree removal equipment including chainsaws, brush cutters, and mini and full-size skid-steers with log grapples and forestry mulching attachments
  • This is a sampling of responsibilities. A complete job description will be provided during the hiring process.

WHERE YOU WILL WORK

  • 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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE TABLE

  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, 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.

HOW WE WILL SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR ASPIRATIONS

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training with pay increases based on successful completion of training
  • Paid holidays after 30 days
  • Sick time accrual
  • 401K after 1000 hrs
  • All PPE safety equipment supplied
  • All tools provided

OUR CORE VALUES

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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 [email protected]. 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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