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Consulting Utility Forester

The Davey Tree Expert Company
Position Announcement

POSITION: Utility Arborist

STARTING DATE: Immediately. Resumes accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

The Davey Resource Group (DRG), a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is currently hiring arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, natural resource specialists, plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our workforce.

POSITION LOCATIONS: Various locations throughout California

DUTIES:  
  • Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs
  • Inspect and assess the rights of way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with overhead conductors
  • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into handheld computer
  • Notify landowners of impending compliance or reliability work
  • Discuss and negotiate incompatible vegetation removals
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or related discipline
  • Utility right of way vegetation management experience preferred
  • Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of growth rates
  • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Pay rates based on qualifications and experience. DRG offers competitive wages, incentive programs, excellent benefits and F/T positions include option to buy Company stock after 1yr, access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. 

Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are employee owned and are Equal Opportunity Employers.

CONTACT: Visit Davey’s website for additional job opportunities and company information.