Fuel Reduction and Fire Management Forester

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc. - Western Region
  • Napa, CA, USA
  • Jun 25, 2018
Full time Forestry Urban Forestry

Job Description

POSITION: Fuel Reduction Utility Forester


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


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


POSITION LOCATIONS: Napa, CA and the North Bay Area



  • Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs
  • Inspect and assess the utility Rights of Way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to reduce wildfire risk associated with overhead conductors
  • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into hand-held computer
  • Notify landowners of impending fuel reduction and fuel modification work
  • Discuss and negotiate incompatible vegetation removals with landowners
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews to maintain project schedule



  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or related discipline
  • Utility right of way vegetation management experience preferred
  • Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of vegetative growth habit
  • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Clean DMV driving record, current driver’s license, and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle


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: Visit Davey’s website (jobs.davey.com) for additional job opportunities and company information.

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