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Utility Forester

Deadline:
Employer:
Lakeside Environmental Consultants
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Covington,
Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Utility Forester to join our team. We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and value the freedom of working independently.  If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.  This role is ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain experience in the green industry, or for seasoned professionals interested in changing careers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Handle customer request tickets as well as complaints related to scheduled pruning and/or completed pruning
  • Audit tree contractor’s work for compliance with utility’s specifications
  • Pre-plan all tree-trimming work
  • Perform pre-inspection and QA work in advance of, during, and after tree-trimming work
  • Conduct hazard tree assessments
  • Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners, and the general public
  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred.
  • Must have solid tree identification skills
  • Must be familiar with GIS Mapping Programs
  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
  • Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Experience in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture a plus. 
  • Certified ISA Arborist or able to obtain within 1 year is required.
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.  Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Miscellaneous:

Environment

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions

 

Physical

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone 

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants, Inc. (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.  ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.