Consulting Utility Forester # 22882 – Fort Smith, AR

  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Fort Smith, AR, United States
  • Dec 15, 2017
Full time Forestry Urban Forestry

Job Description

POSITION: Utility Vegetation Management Technician

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 LOCATIONS: Fort Smith, AR

 

DUTIES:

    • Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs
    • Inspect and assess the rights of way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with overhead conductors
    • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into hand-held computer
    • Notify landowners of impending compliance or reliability work
    • Discuss and negotiate incompatible vegetation removals
    • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
    • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science, natural resources or related discipline preferred
    • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
    • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
    • Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle
    • Utility right of way vegetation management experience preferred
    • Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of growth rates preferred
    • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist preferred

 

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 hiring.drgwr@davey.com. Visit Davey’s website for additional job opportunities and company information.

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

Job Level

Mid-level

Sector

Consulting