Consulting Utility Forester - San Diego, CA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Oct 11, 2023

Job Description

Additional Locations: San Diego, CA

Primary Locations: CA, San Diego, 3665 Ruffin Road, Suite 308, 92123 

Requisition ID: 189330

Davey Resource Group

At Davey Resource Group, Inc., a Davey Company, 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? 
Do you care about sustainability? 
Do you want a career with stability and growth opportunities? 


The Davey Resource Group (DRG) is currently hiring certified arborists, professional foresters, horticulturalists, natural resource specialists, environmental scientists, GIS technicians, and plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our workforce. 


  • Work with major electric/gas 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

We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology, and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience for employees at all levels.

  • Group health plans
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k with up to a 4% company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan:  Opportunity to buy company stock at a 15% discount
  • Holidays and paid time off
  • Payroll savings plan
  • Charitable matching gift program
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Employee Educational Scholarship
  • Davey Family Scholarship
  • 20% discount on all Davey services
  • Cell phone discounts
  • Vehicle purchase discount program
  • Plus, so much more!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  At Davey, our values are our compass and core to everything we do. Davey Resource Group values itself on Safety, Integrity, Expertise, Leadership, Stewardship, and Perseverance. Pre-employment drug screen (marijuana included) and background check required. 


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


ACCOMODATIONS: If requested by an employee or otherwise as required by law, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to  Visit for additional job opportunities and company information.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


Davey Resource Group, Inc., is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.  The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 



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