Contract Vegetation Program Manager - Northern CA

  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • Mar 09, 2017
Full time Forestry Management Urban Forestry

Job Description

POSITION: Contract Vegetation Program Manager in Transmission; T-ROW & IVM Program

STARTING DATE: Immediately. Resumes accepted until suitable candidate is selected.

The Davey Resource Group (DRG), a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is currently hiring arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, natural resource specialists, plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our workforce.

POSITION LOCATION: Flexible within Central Valley, Sierra, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast, North Valley, and Greater Bay Areas, California. Travel required 25-50% of the time.


  • Work with a major utility system to manage contractor progress & performance on Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) and Transmission Right Of Way (T-ROW) projects
  • Responsible for successful completion of utility project goals, report to utility upper management on project progress
  • Maintain contractor leadership communication and oversight to achieve project schedule expectations Ensure robust training & QC processes are being followed to guarantee work quality
  • Oversee multiple contractors & and support their efforts to achieve project goals
  • Coordinate with the utilities clients, contractors, internal management, and external stakeholders



  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or related discipline
  • 5 years minimum Utility right of way vegetation management experience, including at least 2 years in transmission, T-ROW, and/or IVM programs
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including a minimum of 2 years as a Supervising Utility Forester or higher position
  • Previous project supervision experience, demonstrable utility project success. Director level confidence, superior organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
  • ISA Certification required, ISA Utility Specialist certification preferred
  • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Clean DMV driving record


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Pay rates based on qualifications and experience. DRG offers competitive wages, incentive programs, excellent benefits and F/T positions include option to buy Company stock after 1yr, access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses.


Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are employee owned and are Equal Opportunity Employers.


CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to Visit Davey’s website for additional job opportunities and company information.

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