Inventory Arborist - Grand Rapids, MI #23306

  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Grand Rapids, MI, United States
  • Dec 27, 2017
Full time Forestry Urban Forestry

Job Description

Position:  Urban Forester

Location:  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Starting Date:  March 2018

Travel Requirement:  50%+


DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company, headquartered in Kent, Ohio has opportunities for experienced persons in the field of urban forestry and natural resources. We are seeking team-oriented individuals with excellent written and oral communication skills that are self motivated and passionate about helping communities and organizations better care for and manage their urban forests and other natural ecosystems. Candidates should possess a high work ethic and perform duties with an attention to detail and safety.

The Davey Tree Expert Company, which was formed in 1880, has approximately 9,000 employees throughout the United States and Canada, and is one of the top twenty largest employee-owned companies in the United States. Davey Resource Group provides a wide range of natural resource consulting services to clients in the private and public sectors, including urban forestry consulting and tree inventories, urban forest canopy assessments, urban forest management planning, and various ecosystem management planning and restoration services.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Consulting Urban Forester - Michigan.

DUTIES: Perform office and field-based forestry and arboricultural consulting work for municipal and private clients. Support clients with day-to-day forestry activities, including but not limited to: tree inventories, vegetation and natural resource surveys, management planning, tree risk assessment and tree appraisal, recommend tree maintenance activities, tree protection and preservation plans, set up tree planting programs, review and facilitate tree pruning or removal contracts, observe or support vegetation management operations, respond to citizen-initiated tree requests, provide grant assistance, support use of geographic information systems (GIS), implement software solutions, and write reports, letters, or memos in support of client needs. The majority of work in this position will take place in an outdoor or field environment (80%+).  Position requires travel, often out of town.

Responsible for all aspects of project implementation including fieldwork, data analysis, report writing, project delivery, and related administrative tasks. May be responsible for project management, including budgeting, tracking project progress and deliverables, invoicing, and client interaction. Typical clients include local, state, tribal, and federal government agencies, educational institutions, cemeteries, zoos/arboretums, non-profit organizations, and commercial forms.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: four-year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, or a related discipline. International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification. Valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work and walk in urban terrain and varied, sometimes inclement weather, work independently, and travel. Prior experience in municipal or urban forestry operations or consulting is preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Full time position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey Resource Group offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time positions include the option to buy company stock after one year. Employees have access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. Pre-employment drug screening and Social Security verification is required. The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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