Foreman Trainee | Albany, NY

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • May 03, 2019
Full time Foreman/Crew leader

Job Description

Starting Date:
Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.



Position requires learning to lead tree crews to complete tree pruning and tree removal.  Foreman Trainees are responsible for utilizing the Job Planning Toolkit to safely and efficiently complete work orders as assigned by management.  This includes performing pre-climb inspections of trees before work begins.  



  • Safely and productively lead a crew in providing Arboricultural care for our clients
  • Services provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, and other objects
  • Climbs and operates aerial lift to perform tree pruning, removal, cabling & bracing
  • Operate chippers, trucks, aerial lifts, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Maintain all issued gear, assigned equipment and any associated paperwork
  • Implements safety & safe practices in all aspects of the job
  • Demonstrate professionalism and deliver exceptional customer service to clients



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of three years experience
  • Driver’s license required. Commercial driver’s license preferred and may be required, depending on job requirements
  • State Arborists Certification preferred but not required
  • Experience pruning to ANSI A300 standards.
  • Comfortable climbing on Moving Rope System
  • Pesticide license, if required by state law
  • Strong leadership skills: crew management, mentoring and training



  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Employee referral bonus program  and safety bonus program
  • Excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision plans
  • Paid time off vacation & holiday pay
  • 401K retirement plan with company match after 1 year of employment
  • Employee Stock purchase program after 1 year of employment
  • All climbing gear, uniforms and PPE provided


Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Generous performance incentive plan. Davey offers excellent benefits, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year, and industry related training and special Davey training courses.


Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and CLS are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Visit Davey Website: WWW.DAVEY.COM Job Opportunities & Company Profile Information



We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108