Pruning ~ photo by Chris O'Bryan


Career Opportunities!

Forestry Supervisor 

If you have questions, you can email or call (502) 494-5535

Louisville Metro Government is looking for new full-time employees to take part in the collective goal of caring for and establishing a healthy canopy for the City of Louisville. If being outside in parks is your calling this is the career for you. 

Essential Functions:
Supervises tree removal and maintenance work crews in parks, parkways, and public thoroughfares
Exercises supervision over subordinate personnel

Minimum Requirements:

·       Bachelor's degree

o   Agriculture

o   Forestry

o   Park Management

o   Related field

·       Equivalency

o   Four years of forestry, forest ranger, or park management experience

o   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

·       Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA

·       Must be on 24-hour call

·       Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

·       Special Requirements

o   Must be certified as a Pesticide Applicator in the State of Kentucky or obtain within one year of employment (KRS 217B)

o   Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or obtain within three months of employment

Forester I Opening:

Essential Functions:
Maintains, removes, and replaces trees

Minimum Requirements:

·       Six months of experience in the maintenance of trees or woodland areas which included climbing, trimming, and felling of trees over 100 feet tall

·       Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

·       Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA

·       Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or obtain within three months

·       Must successfully gain proficiency climbing trees using the rope and saddle method within six months of employment

Benefits For Both Positions Include:

Louisville Metro Government is committed to providing our employees with the tools they need to lead a fit and healthy life. Metro Government provides employees with programs designed to enhance their life and well-being, like a Wellness Center that allows employees and their dependents with Metro health insurance to take care of their basic medical and health needs for a $5 co-pay. 

Full Time Regular Benefits Include:

·         Medical

·         Dental

·         Vision

·         Group Term Life

·         Supplemental Life

·         Accidental Death &      Dismemberment

·         Sick Leave

·         Vacation

·         Holiday Pay

·         Bereavement Leave

·         Kentucky Retirement Systems

·         457 Deferred Comp

·         Voluntary Lifestyle Benefits

·         Tuition Assistance

·         Qualified Adult Benefits

·         Childcare Assistance

·         Free TARC Use 

Parks Administrator Opening:

Essential Functions:

·      Administers the natural resources division projects including but not limited to land acquisition, development of parks, trails and protected green space; park improvements, paved metro loop path, landscaping, maintenance, and capital projects to improve.

·      Consults with external partners, non-profit sponsors, and internal stakeholders to develop and maintain natural resource management plans.

·      Coordinates staff involved in locating grant opportunities for park initiatives efforts

·      Exercises supervision over subordinate personnel.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in one or more of the following-

·      Agriculture

·      Business Administration

·      Environmental Science

·      Forestry

·      Horticulture

·      Landscape Architecture

·      Park Management

·      Public Administration

·      Recreation

·      Related field

Work Experience

Five years of park or facility management, landscaping, horticulture, forestry, or grounds maintenance experience, including three years of supervisory experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, but must include three years of managerial experience

Must be on 24 hour call

Must work a varied schedule

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Woodland Tree Care is hiring!

Looking to hire climber / bucket operator for all aspects of professional tree care operations including crane work.  

Must be able to follow safe work practices and standards in a team oriented enviroment. 

  • CDL is plus 
  • ISA certifications are a bonus. 
  • Paid vacation time, sick leave, and 401K matching available.  
  • Competitive wages based on experience.

Please contact via email or phone with qualifications and more information. 


Monster Tree Service of East Louisville is hiring!


Competitive pay and excellent work environment!


Climbers & Crew Leaders

  • Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties.
  • Properly prepare, maintain and safely operate all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers & stump grinders.
  • Operates as part of a crew supporting as a climber or crew leader.
  • Ensure excellent Customer Service



  • Climbing experience utilizing rope and saddle when pruning, knowledge of knots, chainsaw operation and chipper operation.
  • Familiarity with ANSI standards
  • Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Minimum experience - 2 year climbing experience.
  • Experience with crew management, training, customer service, and safety procedures are highly valuable.


Please apply directly online by clicking: or feel free to submit a resume directly to


Limbwalker Tree Service is hiring for the following positions:

Climbers & Crew Leaders 
· Annual Salary: $45,000- $60,000 plus quarterly bonuses
- Up to 6 weeks vacation time per year
· Health and Dental Insurance available after 90 days of employment
· Savings/Retirement plan with company match
· Minimum 3 years professional tree climbing experience
· Minimum 2 years Crew Leading experience
· ISA Certified Arborist® preferred
· Ability to lead a professional arborist crew
· Positive attitude and an enthusiasm 
· Must be able to successfully pass a background and drug screen
· Must have a clean driving record
Individuals interested in the described above should fill out an application and submit a resume and submit in person or to Applications can be found online at

Bob Ray Co. Inc. is hiring for the following positions:

Tree Climber
  •  Ability to climb trees for pruning and removals, meeting ISA industry standards.  Ability to operate various hand tools and bucket truck.
  • Valid driver’s license required.  Must obtain class B CDL within 60 days of employment.
  •  High school diploma or GED required.  A combination of education, training and experience may be substituted when competency in the role is determined.
  • Arborist certification a plus.
  •  Must be able to work with a management team and independently without supervision.
  •  Must be able to pass required pre-employment testing.

  • Bob Ray Co., Inc. is accepting applications for an experienced mechanic.
  •  Will be required to perform mechanical duties on trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Required to have own hand tools, be willing to acquire a class A or B driver’s license and be able to work a flexible schedule.  
  • Must be able to follow direction and work with little supervision to complete tasks in a timely manner. 
  •  Candidate must possess a good work ethic and have a positive attitude.
  • A valid driver's license and insurability required. Must be able to pass pre-employment testing.


  •          Competitive compensation based on qualification, experience and skill.
  •          Health, Dental and Vision insurance offered.
  •          401K
  •          Voluntary benefits available.


Kentucky Arborists Association
Attn: Laura Lambert

KAA's current President is Laura Lyon

KAA Component Executive
Laura Lambert