Senior Consulting Utility Forester – Shreveport, LA

  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Shreveport, LA, United States
  • Feb 03, 2018
Full time Forestry Urban Forestry

Job Description

POSITIONS: Senior Consulting Utility Forester

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

The Davey Resource Group (DRG) is currently hiring a senior consulting utility forester to work with a major electric utility system and address its forestry needs.

POSITION LOCATION: Shreveport, LA

 

SENIOR UTILITY FORESTER DUTIES:  

  • Manage and oversee daily vegetation operations and lead a team of up to 15 foresters
  • Maintain vegetation management tree trimming and inspection schedule
  • Build a culture of safety and excellence
  • Provide contractor support and respond to customer complaints and concerns
  • Interact with local public agencies (i.e. State, County, City, Fire Department, etc.)
  • Conduct grid reviews, inspections, and crew safety observation reports
  • Provide status reports for management

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science, natural resources or related discipline
  • 2yrs utility right of way vegetation management experience
  • International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist
  • 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
  • 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 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

Senior-level

Sector

Consulting