Description

Utility Forester – Work Planner (RESUME PREFERRED)

Positions available: Full time

ArborMetrics Solutions, LLC (AMS) is seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to provide planning, scheduling, reporting and project coordination for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance
  • Assist with the development of bid package maps and work manifests
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions
  • Communicate with landowners the vegetation management needs of the utility
  • Establish the work and respond to public questions and concerns
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements
  • Document work activity using GIS and custom work planning software
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations
  • Provide support and assistance as assigned by the utility

Benefits:

  • Company vehicle provided
  • Benefits of employment include Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability and Life Insurances. Critical Illness, Accident and Hospitalization insurances are optional. 401K with company match, paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid vacation after 1 year. On the job training & continuing education opportunities available

Qualifications:

  • Two to Four year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred
  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques and equipment used for vegetation management
  • Competency in personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Two years applicable work experience preferred but not required

​​ Work Environment:

  • Works outside in all temperatures and weather
  • Possible exposure to excessive noise from machines (i.e. chainsaw or woodchipper, with hearing protection provided)
  • Possible contact to environment (i.e. irritating plants, biting or stinging insects, and dust)
  • Hiking/Walking on uneven terrain
  • May encounter dogs and other animals  

 

Physical Requirements: Rarely (R) = less than 10%, Occasionally (O) = up to 33%, Frequently (F) = up to 66%, Continuously (C) = 67% to 100%

Activity:

R

O

F

C

Activity:

R

O

F

C

Activity:

R

O

F

C

Standing

   

X

 

Seeing

     

X

Sense of Touch

 

 

X

 

Walking

   

X

 

Reading

   

X

 

Manual Dexterity

 

X

 

 

Sitting

 

X

   

Reaching

 

X

   

Speaking Clearly

 

 

 

X

Stooping

X

     

Range of Motion

 

X

   

Seeing Distant

 

 

X

 

Kneeling

X

     

Hearing - Speech Range

   

X

 

Climbing On/Off Truck

 

X

 

 

Squatting

X

     

Depth Perception

   

X

 

Climbing Poles

X

 

 

 

Body Twisting

X

     

Color Vision

X

     

Gripping

 

X

 

 

Crawling

X

     

Climbing Ladders

X

 

 

 

Lifting

X

 

 

 

Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs

X

     

Climbing Stairs

X

 

 

 

Pushing

X

 

 

 

Lifting up to 10 lbs

 

X

 

 

Balancing

 

X

 

 

Pulling

X

 

 

 

Lifting up to 50 lbs

X

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.  Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

AborMetrics Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, including disabled persons and veterans.

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