Career Opportunities

Tree Climber / Bucket Truck Operator

  • Please only apply if you have at least 3 years of experience in tree climbing and rigging. This is not a training position.
  • This is a full-time, seasonal position
  • Pay is dependent on ability
  • Must have Colorado drivers license with clean driving history
  • Language: Must speak fluent English
  • Day shift, 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday
  • On Call for emergency response
  • ISA Certified Arborist preferred but will help train the right candidate

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 - $30.00 per hour


Arborist Trainees

Arborist Trainees are responsible for maintenance and removal of trees and managing jobs from start to finish under the supervision and training of the Tree Care Foreman. Individuals in this position may provide supervision and training for Tree Care Laborers. Maintenance and completion of daily records and logs, as well as minor maintenance on equipment and vehicles may also a responsibility of this job. Job could include spraying or injecting of trees.

This is a full-time seasonal position. Season is NOW through November.

Essential Job Functions

  • Loads trucks with logs and debris often weighing 50 lbs. or more. Loads brush into chipper.
  • Uses hand lines and come-along to loosen limbs and pull trees for felling
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly
  • Carries, stows and lays out materials and equipment at worksite
  • Works from ground and ladders using handsaws, polesaws, pruners, loppers and gas-powered chainsaws
  • Drives trucks and operates other equipment as assigned
  • Services trucks and other equipment. Keeps trucks and other assigned equipment in neat and orderly condition. Reports need for repairs and servicing of trucks and assigned equipment to Tree Care Foreman
  • Safeguards employees and public from in and around the work area, staying in voice communication with sawyers and workers aloft
  • Helps enforce safe job practices
  • Safely operate chainsaw to fell buck and limb trees
  • Operate tracked or rubber tired skidsteer with bucket and grapple attachment
  • Assist in tree removals involving cranes
  • Perform pruning to ANSI 300 standards


  • High School Diploma
  • Valid CO Driver's License
  • Clean Driving Record

Ceres Landcare cultivates beautiful landscapes in the highly desirable mountain communities of Summit and Eagle Counties and surrounding areas.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $19.00 per hour