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Tree Services Estimator

Location: Portland, OR
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About Us

Foster Trees is a small, family-owned business that is rapidly growing. We pride ourselves on balancing high arboricultural standards of the best care for trees with clients’ peace of mind and satisfaction. We are committed to the long-term support and growth of our community and our employees, and hope to continue growing our team and their careers well into the future. 

About You

The Tree Service Estimator is a challenging year-round position requiring a desire to work outdoors, knowledge about tree care, as well as practical experience in estimating tree pruning and tree removals, including knowledge of tree species, diagnosis and tree assessment. You must understand all of the logistics required to successfully deliver a crew, and you must be able to guarantee a quality work product along with an excellent client experience.  A successful Tree Service Estimator has a strong work ethic and is a self-starter who enjoys interacting with the public and our employees.  Training is provided to familiarize with sales and operational procedures. 

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Able to accurately estimate time and cost for crews to carry out pruning, removal, cabling, or other proposed tree care needs

  • Meet with potential clients at job location and evaluate work needed

  • Effectively manage a daily schedule with multiple appointments and travel time

  • Communicate needs and schedule changes with management team

  • Perform site inspections for proposal preparation

  • Provide estimates to prospects and clients in a timely manner

  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients

  • Maintain neat, clean, and professional appearance and image while on client sites

  • Clearly communicate with clients and communicate any client expectations to Foreman

  • Maintains company vehicle and equipment

  • Follows up on estimates, changes orders and resolves issues as needed

  • Some data entry using computer and/or tablet via our estimate software

 

Salary DOE, standard base salary plus commission

Qualifications

Necessary: 

  • 2 years arborist or tree service experience

  • ISA Certification of the ability to achieve ISA certification within 1 year of hire

  • Valid Driver’s License with clear driving record

  • Ability to pass a background check

  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, and listening)

  • Ability to effectively price tree care recommendations and other services offered

  • Self-motivated individual with a can-do, positive, and upbeat attitude

  • Strong customer service skills and telephone etiquette

  • Excellent organizational skills – the ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Basic computer proficiency (experience with Jobber software is a plus) 

  • Attentive to details, analytical skills, and basic math skills 

  • Demonstrates role model behaviors by adhering to high standards of ethics, integrity, and safety

  • Able to stand all day and lift up to 50 pounds

Recommended: 

  • TRAQ Certification or the ability to achieve TRAQ certification within 1 year of hire

  • Certifcation in CPR/First Aid

  • Knowledge of machinery and equipment maintenance

 

How to Apply

Send an email to arborists@fostertreespdx.com with the subject line “Tree Service Estimator”

Employer Info

7352 SE Henderson St
Portland, Oregon 97206
503-995-9020
arborists@fostertreespdx.com

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