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Consulting Arborist

Location: Seattle, WA

Consulting Arborist

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What are you looking for in an arboricultural career? Do you want to make a lasting impact?  Gain an expertise via access to breakthrough research and development? Or would you like to advance as far as your hard work and ambitions will take you? Bartlett Tree Experts offers all of that - and more. As the oldest, largest, and premier scientific tree and shrub care company in the world, our people thrive in a safety-first, entrepreneurial, promote-from-within environment. Join our family-owned company - and make our next success story your own.

Urban Forestry Services | Bartlett Consulting (UFS|BC), Divisions of the F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, is a horticulture, arboriculture, and urban forestry consulting firm located in Mount Vernon, Washington, with a satellite office in Lynnwood, Washington. Our firm provides consulting services, throughout Puget Sound in the areas of tree preservation, tree risk assessment and management, tree inventories and management plans, problem diagnosis, site/soil evaluation and development of plant palettes, and landscape assessment and management.

UFS|BC is seeking a full-time consulting arborist to work out of the Lynnwood, Washington office. We are looking for an intelligent, reliable, honest, self-motivated individual who shares our goals and supports our mission. The position requires a person who can work outdoors for prolonged periods, has excellent verbal and written communication skills, is proficient with computers, approaches problems with a scientific basis and practical solutions, and works cooperatively and effectively with clients and co-workers. The applicant must have experience and education specific to horticulture and arboriculture.

We also believe that people are UFS|BC's most important asset. We are in the business of solving the problems and addressing the needs of our clients. We operate our business in an atmosphere that is friendly, respectful, compassionate, and enjoyable. We strive to have our employees listen and respond to the needs of those clients; to create a positive work environment, and to conduct themselves with professionalism and integrity.


We offer competitive compensation, as well as:

  • An inclusive workplace
  • A safety-first culture and professional workplace
  • Advancement opportunities - we promote from within
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Relocation assistance
  • Access to training, continuing education programs, and a variety of resources provided by the Bartlett Tree Experts Research Laboratories

To find out more about what life is like at Bartlett, check us out on Instagram @LifeatBartlett


The consulting arborist position involves a wide range of activities including field assessments, report writing, project management, client interaction and communication, presentations at public meetings, continuing education and maintenance of professional credentials, business promotion, and other assigned duties. Travel throughout the greater Puget Sound Area to job sites is required. Key job tasks include:

  1. Provide on-site consultation, data collection, field monitoring, and mapping.
  2. Inspect trees and landscapes and provide assessments of health and condition, and develop recommendations and opinions regarding treatments and management options.
  3. Prepare reports and correspondence using Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  4. Develop and maintain relationships with individual clients.
  5. Create and maintain schedules and emails in MS Outlook.
  6. Prepare proposals, budgets, schedules, and participate in interviews.
  7. Manage specific projects, providing direction to other staff.
  8. Represent Urban Forestry Services | Bartlett Consulting and its clients at public meetings.
  9. Participate in company-wide meetings and office activities and training events.
  10. Maintain client files for projects according to company procedures.
  11. Maintain accurate records (timesheets, expenses, mileage log).
  12. Initiate and review billing for completed projects.
  13. Assist other company staff as needed.


Education, experience, and certifications

  • B.S. degree in horticulture, plant science, urban forestry or closely related field; M.S. degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, and/or horticulture.
  • ISA Certified Arborist is a must.
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.
  • Able to identify common trees by common and scientific names.
  • Able to evaluate tree health and structure, and assess risk.
  • Knowledgeable about tree biology and structure, and how environment and site conditions affect health and structural stability of trees and urban forests.
  • Knowledgeable about construction practice as it affects trees.

Computer skills

  • Strong computer skills; able to create and manage electronic files, produce all work product, communications, and maintain records electronically.
  • Proficient in document creation and formatting in Microsoft Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Proficient in creating and maintain correspondence and schedules in MS Outlook.
  • Able to use or learn to use basic components of AutoCAD and ArcGIS; ability to prepare maps in these programs preferred.

Personal and physical requirements

  • Able to work outdoors for prolonged periods on uneven ground while carrying approximately 5 lbs. of equipment.
  • Able to perform visual assessments of plants and sites.
  • Able to assess and evaluate complex situations, form defensible opinions, and prepare logical, practical recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate technical information to nontechnical audiences.
  • Able to work efficiently and independently.
  • Strong sense of customer service and cooperative approach to client interaction.
  • Good organizational skills; able to manage time, meet deadlines, keep records and documents organized.
  • Intelligent, reliable, self-motivated.
  • Work and interact with people with integrity and honesty.
  • Valid Driver's License and clean Motor Vehicle Record.


The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.

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Seattle, Washington


  • Consultant

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