Utility Herbicide Applicator - Oklahoma

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Jul 06, 2022

Job Description

Additional Locations: Oklahoma City, OK; Ardmore, OK; Tulsa, OK; Shawnee, OK; Muskogee, OK; Enid, OK; Ft Smith, AR

Primary Locations: OK, Oklahoma City, 1833 South Morgan Road, 73128 

Requisition ID: 164866

Davey Resource Group

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 Oklahoma Gas & Electric to address its forestry needs
  • Inspect utility rights of way and identify vegetation incompatible with state and federal regulations
  • Perform vegetation removal and treatment activities including TGR applications and basal work for substations and ROW to assure full compliance
  • Safely operate herbicide spray rig and other equipment / tools including but not limited to: chainsaw, string trimmer, blade trimmer, loppers, shears
  • Collect and enter data on handheld devices, follow maps and use GPS navigation 
  • Communicate with landowners regarding work on or near their property
  • Coordinate with project managers, vegetation crews and OG&E foresters
  • Overnight work week travel may be required

Required Qualifications

  • Must have or be able to achieve (90 days) Oklahoma Right of Way herbicide applicator license
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working around high voltage electrical power systems 
  • Ability to identify biological communities within Oklahoma
  • Knowledge of safety requirements associated with herbicide application, working inside substations and the ROW
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing
  • Experience in preparing correspondence, documenting and maintaining official records using a variety of software applications
  • Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle
  • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather

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.


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. 

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


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 



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