Utility Forester – Work Planner

Positions available: Full time

Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC is seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to provide planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management 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 activities.
  • Assist with develop bid package maps and work manifests.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.
  • Meet with land owners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark work in the field where required.
  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to identify local trees and vegetation and their growth rates.

  • Must have working knowledge of MS office and the ability to learn other software programs as required.
  • Must be ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.

  • Bachelor’s or Associates of Arts degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Botany, or minimum 2 years applicable work experience in forestry-related field is preferred.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must pass a background check.


  • Works in all temperatures and weather
  • May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saw, wood chipper and other equipment with hearing protection
  • May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust
  • May work on unlevel terrain
  • May be exposed to dogs and other animals

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtains oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access to property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
  • Discusses responsibility for apparent damage to property, repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.

​​Physical Requirements:

Activity: R O F C Activity: R O F C
Standing       Seeing       X
Walking     X   Reading     X  
Sitting   X     Reaching    X    
Stooping  X       Range of Motion    X    
Kneeling X       Hearing - Speech Range     X  
Squatting  X       Depth Perception      
Body Twisting X       Color Vision X      
Crawling X       Lifting  X      
Sense of Touch      X   Carrying      
Manual Dexterity       Pushing X      
Speaking Clearly       Pulling      
Seeing Distant      X   Climbing Ladders  X      
Climbing On/Off Truck   X     Climbing Stairs X      
Climbing Poles  X       Balancing      
Gripping       Lifting up to 10 lbs      
Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs  X       Lifting up to 50 lbs X      



Rarely = less than 10%
Occasionally = up to 33%
Frequently = up to 66%
Continuously = 67% to 100%

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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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