Consulting Utility Forester #23382 – Los Angeles, CA

  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Dec 27, 2017
Full time Forestry Urban Forestry

Job Description

POSITION:   Construction Arborist

STARTING DATE:    Immediately.  Resumes accepted until suitable candidates are selected.

Davey Resource Group (DRG), a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, has an opportunity in the field of urban forestry as a construction arborist monitoring crews in the field.  This is a short-term opportunity that will run from the beginning of January through the beginning of May 2018, with potential for long-term appointment.

POSITION LOCATION:  Los Angeles/Orange County Region.  Periodic travel after initial orientation.

●    Oversee and monitor construction crew activity
●    Perform tree assessments and field inventories
●    Review civil, architectural, and landscape plans, details, and specifications for conflicts with trees
●    Prepare tree preservation plans, specifications, and reports
●    Previous construction monitoring experience required
●    Available for swing shift/overnight work schedule and travel, as needed
●    Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science, natural resources or related discipline
●    International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist required and ability to obtain, or currently possess,  Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
●    Background/experience in urban forestry or landscape architecture, and data collection/field computers
●    Strong knowledge of/experience in the following: arboriculture, tree preservation, tree root patterns and morphology, pest identification and management,  tree care operations, large tree transplanting, and forest and landscape plant identification (including trees/shrubs)
●    Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, technical report writing, and attention to detail
●    Ability to work closely with design and construction management teams
●    Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and in inclement weather
●    Ability to work independently and under remote supervision
●    Self-driven desire to improve processes and procedures for client and company goals

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Full time position.  Wage depends 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.

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