POSITIONS: UTILITY FORESTER—Southeast & Central Iowa
START DATE: Immediately. Applications accepted until suitable candidate is
DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a Division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, has opportunities in the field of Utility Forestry, as a UTILITY FORESTER, for major electric utility providers. Davey is a leader in the tree care, utility line clearing and forestry consulting industries, throughout the US and Canada.
DUTIES: Inspect transmission utility right-of-ways and access to Right-of-Way (ROW) areas, for compliance with state and federal 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.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two or Four year degree REQUIRED in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Horticulture or related discipline. Working knowledge of computers and GIS systems. Ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle. Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of growth rates. Excellent communication skills and ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather. Ability to work independently, time management and organization skills also required.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Utility Specialist, Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License, and any GIS/GPS experience highly desireable asset for position. Knowledge and experience in ROW vegetation management, electric utilities, telecommunications and/or pesticide experience a great benefit. Ability to read and follow maps and use GPS/GIS database systems a plus.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Full time position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. DRG offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. Pre-employment Drug Screen and E-Verify Social Security # verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned.
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