Employment Opportunities-Currently Hiring

General Tree Service, a leader in the arboricultural industry since 1924, is poised for growth and always looking for good people. Check us out and see if you have what it takes to be a part of the General Tree Service Team.

Tree department is hiring tree crew leaders and climbing arborists

We are offering a $500 sign-on bonus for experienced tree crew leaders and climbing arborists though people of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to apply. General Tree Service offers competitive wages and excellent benefits package so start the application process by filling out the online employment application on this page.

Some of the main requirements for each of these positions include:

  • Good verbal and written communication and customer service skills
  • Punctuality and good attendance
  • Positive attitude and organizational skills
  • Current drivers license and an insurable driving record
  • Pre-employment background check,  drug test and physical
  • Working outdoors under varying and sometimes adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to walk up to several miles daily over uneven terrain
  • Lift and carry heavy loads (up to 50-pounds)
  • Digital dexterity and muscle coordination necessary to control equipment used in this field


Benefits include: 100% company paid medical and dental insurance premiums for our employees with subsidized insurance premiums for dependents, 401(k) with employer match, 125 plan, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, paid vacation, competitive wages and company supplied quality safety equipment.

We offer great growth opportunities, a supportive work environment and in-house training for those with a desire to improve and excel in this dynamic industry.

Pay range

$10 to $26 per hour (depending on experience)

How to apply

Please fill out our online employment application on this page to apply.

Portland tree climbers

Some of the positions we offer include:

PLANT HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN. Territory management (i.e. efficiently scheduling and routing jobs, regular contact with clients, selling of services depending on landscapes needs, growing territory customer base). Licensed application of bio-rational products and fertilizers. Provide expert advice and recommendations to property owners concerning the health of their landscape.

PRUNING HELPERS, CLIMBERS AND CREW LEADERS. All phases of tree care from pruning azaleas to removal of hazardous trees.

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE HELPERS AND CREW LEADERS. More than just a “mow and go” operation, General Tree Service maintains some of the premier landscapes in the Portland Metro area.

SEASONAL HELP. General Tree Service also provides custom Holiday Lighting for our clients. This position is an excellent way to “get your foot in the door” with us.

  • Please complete all portions of the application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. This application is current for 90 days only.
  • If hired, you will be required to submit identification in accordance with Immigration and Naturalization Service Requirements.
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  • Some jobs at this company may not be held by persons convicted of certain crimes. If you are applying for such a position, we will ask you if you have been convicted of a crime that would disqualify you for the particular job you are interested in. The existence of a criminal record, per se, is not an automatic bar to employment with this company. We may ask if you have ever been arrested or held for a crime for which you were not convicted.
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  • I understand that consideration for employment is contingent on the results of a reference and background check. I authorize General Tree Service to investigate the truthfulness of all statements made on this application and to contact my former employers, other listed references or any other persons who can verify information.   I further authorize General Tree Service to discuss the results of any investigation with all of their employees who are involved in the hiring process. I further authorize all contacted persons and former employers to provide information concerning this application, my background and suitability of employment and I release each such persons and former employers from liability for providing such information.
  • I certify that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that falsifications and/or omissions in any detail are grounds for disqualification from consideration for employment or if hired, for dismissal from employment. I further understand that if hired, my employment and compensation can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice at any time, at the option of either myself or the company. I further understand that no recruiter or interviewer or other representative of General Tree Service other than the Operations manager has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period of time.
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