Fire Response Forester- Santa Cruz, CA

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Sep 16, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 85346  
Company Name: DRG Inc 
Service Line: 1UVM - DRG Utility Vegetation Management 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Associates 
Work Experience Required: Less than 1 year 
Travel Expectations: Up to 100% 


The Davey Resource Group Inc
Position Announcement

POSITION: Fire Response Forester
TYPE: Full-Time, Temporary 3-4 months
POSITION LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California
TRAVEL and ACCOMODATIONS: Hotel and subsistence per diem 7 days per week

Davey Resource Group, Inc. is a  wholly owned subsidiary of the employee owned Davey Tree Expert Company.  We provide a wide range of natural resource, utility, GIS and remote sensing consulting services. Our job is to help our clients provide a safe and reliable power source through proper vegetation management practices. 

Do you want a career working outdoors? The Davey Resource Group (DRG) is currently hiring certified arborists, professional foresters, horticulturalists, natural resource specialists, environmental scientists, landscape, nursery, tree care and parks and recreation professionals, plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our workforce. 

* Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs in the fire footprint area of the Santa Cruz Mountains
* Inspect and assess fire affected hazard trees in the the rights of way for pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with overhead conductors
* Identify significant environmental impact of tree removal work
* Enter data using an application and smartphone
* Work with landowners to notify of impending vegetation pruning or removal 
* Hike and work long days in rough and rugged terrain
* Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews

* Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or a related discipline 
* Has more than 1 year of utility vegetation management experience or similar experience in a related field (tree work industry, landscape professional)
* Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of growth rates
* Ability to read and follow GIS data and maps
* Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
* Must have a clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle on rough roads

* Company Vehicle/Fuel Card
* Company Phone
* Paid time off and paid holidays
* Opportunities for advancement
* All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
* 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
* Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options
* Group Health Plan
* Employee referral bonus program
* Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers
* Employee Scholarship for AS degree in Environmental Management 
* Scholarship Program for Children of Employees
* Charitable matching gift program
* Company paid professional certifications and continuing education
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  DRG offers competitive wages based on qualifications and experience.  Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are Equal Opportunity Employers.

CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to  Visit 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

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at



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