Utility Forester Herbicide Work Planner | Fort Smith, AR (OGE)

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • 5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72904, USA
  • Sep 11, 2021

Job Description

Requisition Number: 151427  
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: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


The Davey Resource Group Inc
Position Announcement

POSITION: Utility Forester Herbicide Work Planner
TYPE: Full-Time        

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 ROW Herbicide Program needs
* Inspect utility rights of ways and identify vegetation incompatible with client guidelines
* Collect and enter data on handheld devices, follow maps and use GPS navigation
* Pre-plan work for fast moving contractors 
* Communicate with landowners regarding work on or near their property
* Assess all terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
* Coordinate with OGE Foresters, other planners, and herbicide contractors

* Right of Way herbicide applicator license
* ISA certified arborist or pursuing 
* Embraces an outdoor and independent work environment
* Thrives on adaptation, continual learning and training and is detail oriented
* Possess knowledge of local tree species and species specific growth rates
* Is a great communicator and team player
* CPR/First Aid certified
* Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or a related discipline 

* Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle 
* Computer skills 
* Has ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
* 1 year of utility vegetation management experience or similar experience in a related field (tree work industry, landscape professional)
* Customer service skills

* Company Vehicle/Fuel Card
* Company Phone
* Paid time off and paid holidays
* Employee referral bonus program
* Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers
* 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 hiring.drgwr@davey.com.  Visit jobs.davey.com for additional job opportunities and company information.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


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 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.



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