Arborist Services Manager (Arborist & Tree Care)

Full Time

  American Forest Management, Inc. (

  Kirkland, Washington, United States

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting and real estate brokerage firm in the United States.   AFM currently manages over 6 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $2 billion in real estate transactions. With 265 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services. Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) seeks to hire a professional consulting arborist to join and lead our busy consulting arborist team in the Puget Sound Region of Western Washington.  This position will be based out of our Kirkland, Washington office. 

Applicants must be highly-organized, self-motivated and able to work well both individually and as part of a team. This is a full-time career with opportunities for advancement within our nationwide company.  AFM provides a competitive benefits package with medical, 401(k), holidays, vacation, continuing education, and paid dues for industry associations. Salary dependent upon the skills and qualifications of the successful applicant. 

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all consulting arborist projects for the office
  • Supervise and delegate work to a staff of two other arborists
  • Prepare proposals and bid projects
  • Tree Risk Assessment and Reporting
  • Preparation of Tree Protection Plan Reports for development sites
  • Assist with larger projects; both Urban Forestry and Traditional Forestry Projects
  • Provides on-site tree protection services
  • Manages projects independently from start to finish


  • BS in forestry or closely related field or formal arboricultural or urban tree management training, traditional forestry experience a plus
  • A minimum of five years’ experience providing consulting arborist services
  • ISA Certified Arborist Credential
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into the appropriate course of action
  • Strong tree identification skills and tree diagnostic skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced work environment
  • Proficiency in basic computer programs such as MS Word and Excel


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • 9 Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training

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