We are currently looking to add a dynamic UVM Technician to our passionate team of environmental professionals.
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.
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.
What We Offer:*
*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.
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.
POSITION: Consulting Utility Forester
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.
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
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
Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle on rough roads
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)
WHAT WE OFFER:
Company Vehicle/Fuel Card
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.