Consulting Utility Forester - Valdosta, GA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Apr 27, 2022
Forestry

Job Description

Position Overview

We are currently looking to add a dynamic UVM Technician to our passionate team of environmental professionals.  

Job Duties

The Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) Technician will inspect distribution utility right-of-ways and access to Right-of-Way (ROW) areas, for compliance with state clearance standards. Identify needed tree and brush control work and provide info to line-clearance crews. Document work using hand-held computer. Notify property owners of pending work on their property. Audit work completed by contractors. Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues. Special projects as assigned. Must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays and storms as needed.

Qualifications

Education and Qualifications:

 An individual must be able to perform each essential job duty consistently and satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Professional or Collegiate Practical Tree Work Experience (including Collegiate Climbing Classes, Forestry Club Operations, Production Climber, Groundsman, or Lift Operator, etc).
  • Proficiency with local Tree Identification and Tree Physiology. ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain in 6-12 months. Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License.
  • Current Driver’s License and Driving Record in good standing.
  • Proficient working knowledge of computers. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint.

Additional Information

What We Offer:*

  • 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 and discounted stock purchase options.
  • Group Health Plan.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend.
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas.
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers.
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees.
  • Charitable matching gift program.

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.

Company Overview

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.

Divisional Overview

POSITION: Consulting Utility Forester

TYPE: Full-Time

POSITION LOCATIONS: Valdosta, GA

 

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. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs

  • Inspect utility rights of ways and identify vegetation incompatible with state and federal regulations

  • Collect and enter data on handheld devices, follow maps and use GPS navigation 

  • Communicate with landowners regarding work on or near their property

  • Assess all terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions

  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 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

  • Has ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather

  • Is a great communicator and team player

  • Has the ability to become an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist within 18 months

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle on rough roads

And

  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or a related discipline 

or

  • Has more than 1 year of utility vegetation management experience or similar experience in a related field (tree work industry, landscape professional)



 

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • 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.

Sector

Consulting

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