Utility Forester

ACRT is currently seeking energetic experienced professionals who enjoy working outdoors. Our Utility Forester position is ideal for entry level and seasoned professionals with an educational background in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, conservation or related disciplines and with experience in these fields and line of work.
Our Utility Foresters perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations; Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers.
Minimum Requirements
AAS or BS in forestry, horticulture, or natural sciences, with coursework in arboriculture and/or urban forestry, or 36 months utility line clearance experience
Strong tree ID skills required, with ability to identify local tree species and growth rates
Possess physical ability to perform field surveys and inspections independently in all weather conditions
Competent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
Experience working with GIS integrated data collection software/hardware preferred but not required
Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, production oriented
Candidate must be comfortable working in an independent environment and managing a geographical area for all vegetation related activities
Candidate must be able to work with stakeholders, utility customers and line clearance vendors and have excellent interpersonal skills
Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
Multi-tasking and strong time management skills required
Ability to work in varied terrain with flexible schedules (available nights and weekends as needed)
Valid Driver License required
Additional Information
Full Time position
ACRT is 100% employee-owned; it's not just a job???it's YOUR Company!!!
Employees become owners and receive company stock after a waiting period
ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families
Group Life Insurance
Optional Life Insurance
Short & Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Company Vehicle/Gas Card for work related and commuting purposes
Boot Allowance Program
ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule
Employee Referral Program
Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

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