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Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Salary: $82 - $135k, base salary

Job Title: Consulting Arborist, Estimator, and Manager

Reports to: Founder and Regional President 

Compensation: $82,000 - $135,000 base salary + bonus (not included in this number)

About Us & Job Description:

Since 1995, Urban Tree Management has delivered expert tree care services with a focus on honesty, integrity, and experience across the San Francisco Peninsula. As we navigate a period of rapid expansion, our commitment remains steadfast. Through a combination of rigorous safety practices and customer-centered service, we continue to foster the health and longevity of our region's trees while maintaining a high level of client satisfaction.

We are currently seeking a Consulting Arborist/Estimator skilled in both tree health diagnostics, report writing and business development. You will use your arborist expertise to provide premium consultation services and create effective estimates for our varied services. If you're a tree enthusiast with a knack for sales join us in fostering healthy landscapes and building strong customer/colleague relationships in this exciting phase of our journey.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Arborist Consulting / Sales / Estimating:

  • Offer expert consultations on tree species identification, health assessments, and local regulations, backed by regional vegetation expertise
  • Be proficient in Report Writing and permit acquisitions.  Conduct thorough on-site evaluations for accurate cost estimates of diverse arborist services
  • Drive sales through lead generation, effective client interactions, and crafting compelling proposals
  • Utilize keen negotiation skills to secure contracts and articulate value propositions
  • Prioritize customer relationships, ensuring satisfaction and fostering opportunities for repeat business

Additional Duties:

  • Manage and equip crews with the necessary tools and PPE, assign daily tasks at job sites, and help conduct morning safety and priority briefings
  • Oversee equipment inventory, maintain it, and coordinate with suppliers for repairs and rentals
  • Support scheduling efforts, assist with invoicing and open estimates, and participate actively in strategic planning sessions
  • Recommend operational improvements to enhance efficiency and customer satisfaction

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Degree in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, or related field (highly preferred)
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in arboriculture or horticulture
  • ISA Certified Arborist or able to obtain an ISA Certified Arborist credential within 3 months of hiring
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and Adobe products
  • Able to work independently and cooperatively within a team
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are highly preferred

Additional Information:

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Regular work schedule: Monday – Thursday (4x10 hour days), with occasional Fridays as needed

Employer Info

PO Box 971
Los Gatos, CA, California 95031


  • Consultant

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