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General Foreperson (Vancouver, BC)

Division: Residential
Status: Full Time

Position Information:

Company Overview

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited has been performing tree care and vegetation management services across Canada since 1930. With over 850 employees, we continuously pride ourselves on unmatched quality and safety. Davey Tree is the leading full-service tree care provider for residential, commercial, utility line clearing and forestry consulting throughout Canada.  All crews are professionally trained to ensure the scope of our work is completed safely, and well before any deadlines.

Divisional Overview - Residential

With residential tree service offices across Canada, Davey and our employees are dedicated to providing all aspects of professional Tree care for our customers. Davey Tree Arborists live and work in your community. Our widespread team allows us to build a relationship with our clients to provide an exceptional customer experience.

Position Overview – General Foreperson

This role will report directly to the Area Manager and support our residential operations team. In this role the candidate will be responsible for leading operations in a specific geographic region directing multiple crews and equipment as well and planning the execution of the required work.


Job Duties:

  • Safely and efficiently lead a crew in providing arboricultural care for our clients. 
  • Responsible for all safety metrics within the district.
  • Ensure crew leads are set up for success, including but not limited to:
  • Crew lead’s are trained on all aspects of the job.
  • Assist crew lead’s where necessary in training of staff.
  • Assist in recruitment of team members where required.
  • Direct multiple crews and equipment for various work sites.
  • Take the lead in planning, sequencing, and execution of assigned work for crews.
  • Drive quality, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Provide support and expertise and leadership on more specialized jobs.
  • Support other regions where required.
  • Operate up to 8-ton crane.
  • Oversee the preventative maintenance of all equipment within a specific location.
  • Develop relationships within the community, promote Davey Tree within the community and ensure quality in execution.
  • Provide mentorship and training to staff and oversee employee development.
  • Abide by Davey and industry safety policies and procedures.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Preferred background in Forestry, Horticulture or Landscaping
  • 3-5 years’ experience as Arborist
  • 5+ years as a supervisor/lead.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Certificate in crane operation, up to 8 ton required.
  • Understanding and implementation of the process of safely ascending tree canopies at all heights.
  • ISA Certification a must
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Strong tree, knot and shrub identification skills
  • Pesticide and herbicide license preferred

Additional Information:

  • Full time. Year-round employment.
  • Occasional overtime required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent Benefits package, RRSP and careers advancement opportunities.
  • Employee owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service.
  • Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Davey provides ongoing training.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, provincial law. 

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