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Arborist Valuation Specialist

Steigerwaldt Land Services
Hayward, Wisconsin, US
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Oct 9, 2022

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Job DescriptionSalary: $46,675.20 to $70,012.80

POSITION: Land Research Specialist, Certified Arborist

JOB TYPE: Full-time

LOCATION: Tomahawk or Hayward, WI


Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc., is a full-service resource solution company, offering a wide range of appraisal, analysis, real estate, right-of-way, environmental, and forestry services to our clients in the Lake States region and beyond. Founded in 1957, Steigerwaldt is a third-generation, family owned and operated company with history and experience spanning more than 60 years. Steigerwaldt employs a staff of over 50 people, with offices in Tomahawk and Hayward, Wisconsin; and Negaunee, Michigan.

Becoming a member of Steigerwaldt is more than just an opportunity to follow your passion in forestry. It is an opportunity to be a part of an organization that fosters professional growth, nurtures your talent, and allows you to take ownership of your career path. A strong sense of brand, culture, and values define our company and our team. Our office culture is one that values synergy in the office and in the field.

Steigerwaldt creates a transparent and inclusive environment that involves you in team decision-making, cross department learning, career path exploration, and hands-on experiences for you to grow your breadth of knowledge.

If this sounds like the supportive, passion-driven, professional environment you will thrive in, please apply to join our team. We are currently seeking a full-time Arborist Valuation Specialist at our Tomahawk or Hayward office location. This is considered an entry-level position, although previous related professional experience is helpful.


This position resides in our Analytics, Valuation, and Technology Solutions Division and will primarily focus on real estate appraisal operations and tree valuation projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting appraisers and appraisal staff with real estate market research, comparable and subject property data entry and analysis, property field inspections, and narrative report writing.
  • Assisting with tree and property damage valuation assignments
  • Interacting in person with clients and landowners
  • Contribute to overall Appraisal department expansion by reaching out to potential clients, developing contacts, and ultimately securing appraisal business.
  • Other duties as assigned


You are a supportive and reliable team member that engages in building a great team and work culture. You are driven and motivated to be a part of a successful team and provide high-quality service and results. You show persistence, tenacity, and grit every day, through tough conditions and deadlines with energy and enthusiasm. You are curious and open-minded in exploring solutions and opportunities. You are a caretaker of resources, people, and company. You thrive working in a fast-paced, highly driven environment and can adapt quickly to changing conditions and priorities. You must have an adventurous side and be open to travel.

  • Functional & Technical Expertise - Effectiveness at gaining, maintaining, and sharing functional expertise related to the role in the organization, including the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities spelled out in the job description and the incorporation of new technologies for competitive advantage.
  • Integrity & High Standards - Effectiveness at maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards and company values while building and maintaining trust through transparency, dependability, and consistency, admitting, and correcting mistakes, and promoting high integrity in others.
  • Drive & Initiative - Effectiveness at establishing, pursuing, and attaining stretch goals and an ambitious workload that drive the mission in a way that is vigorous, enthusiastic, persistent, positive, internally motivated, and fast paced.
  • Problem Solving - Effectiveness at predicting problems inside and outside of the specified role, recommending solutions that are logical, timely and creative, and taking corrective action in the purview of the role and/or coordinating with others when problems cross role and team boundaries.
  • Adaptability - Effectiveness at coping with changing priorities, alterations in workflows and overcoming unexpected barriers while demonstrating a learning mindset, growing from adversity, and recommending changes for the betterment of the organization.
  • Communication - Effectiveness in both verbal and written expressions of ideas in a clear, concise, and grammatically correct manner, ensuring that all messages are both professional and precise in all media while proactively fostering two-way communications with colleagues and customers.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Effectiveness at interacting respectfully and positively with colleagues, outside partners, and audiences, demonstrating and developing emotional intelligence, being approachable, earning likeability, seeking to understand differences of opinion and perspective, disagreeing respectfully, and solving conflict proactively.
  • Teamwork - Effectiveness at working on a team, not just as an individual contributor, by proactively engaging with team members, sharing resources, responding to requests, providing data and ideas, collaborating on tasks and projects, delivering on promises dependably, and actively helping others achieve their individual goals as well as overall team goals.
  • Customer Service - Effectiveness at building and maintaining customer relationships by finding and attending to customer needs and expectations within company parameters, reporting up customer needs and expectations, and delighting customers with the results they get and how they are achieved.
  • Work Management - Effectiveness at getting and staying organized, planning the work on the immediate horizon, staying focused on the highest priorities, using essential technologies, generating documentation, meeting goals and deadlines, using time and all resources efficiently, and following policies and procedures.

  • Desire to develop a career as a valuation professional in a fast-paced and diverse consulting business.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work independently in varied settings, both in the field and with clients and other professionals
  • Knowledge of real estate terms, land legal descriptions, qualitative analysis of land features including topography, soils, land and forest cover, access, utilities, water features, and other vacant and improved property characteristics
  • ISA Certified Arborist credentials or ability to acquire certification shortly
  • Familiarity with principles of plant valuation as contained in The Guide for Plant Appraisal 10th Edition
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Competent with Microsoft Office software and desktop and online mapping applications
  • Ability to navigate and locate specific properties in the field, in both urban and remote settings
  • Ability to travel and conduct overnight work away from the Tomahawk office
  • Current valid driver's license with personal vehicle suitable for field work (mileage is reimbursed)
  • ATV and snowmobile certifications
  • A team player who is confident, respectful, curious, flexible, and able to work with other professionals in a growing, successful, and respected business


At Steigerwaldt, we offer a Remote-Friendly Hybrid Work Model for our staff. Due to the nature of the team approach to our field work and needed access to equipment and company vehicles, the Arborist Valuation Specialist position is considered a resident or office-based position with remote work possible, upon approval from the supervisor. The position is roughly 40 percent field work and 60 percent office work.


Salary commensurate with experience.


June 8, 2022. Position will be filled within one to three months. Interviews will be scheduled throughout this time period. Expected start is dependent upon candidate availability. Please note that these positions may be filled sooner, as there is flexibility in the start date.
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