Consulting Utility Forester

Fresno, CA posted on November 1

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Careers at Phillips and Jordan:

Phillips & Jordan is seeking highly motivated individuals to participate in and lead rewarding careers in the utility vegetation management industry. Whether an arborist in the field monitoring utility work plans or a leader in our corporate offices, each Phillips & Jordan team member makes a valuable contribution to the success of our company and also the clients and communities we serve.

Position Summary:

The Consulting Utility Forester (CUF) performs identification, inspection and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines and submits inspection results to clients with recommendations. Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of assigned tree clearance crews. Discusses and negotiates line-clearance crew access issues, and serves as a liaison between clients, tree crews and client customers.

Education and Experience:

Experience Requirements:

  • Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates.

  • Ability to learn and use company- or job-specific software systems.

  • Ability to work in rugged terrain and inclement weather.

  • Ability to read and follow maps.

  • Ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle.

Educational Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or experience in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Environmental Studies, Conservation, Natural Resources or related fields.

  • ISA Certification and utility vegetation management experience preferred, but not required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) or similar software suite.

  • Possess a valid driver's license. Must have a clean driving record in the past 36 months, as verified by a current MVR report.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Consulting Utility Forester will be responsible for the development and execution of the following tasks, assignments, and processes:

  • Patrols distribution and/or transmission circuits and prescribes work to be performed by client tree trimming contractor, determines when the next trim is required, notifies property owners of tree trimming and tree and brush removal work to be performed relating to client specifications, manages the issuance of work and tracks work progress, maps circuits using client continuity lists, performs outage investigations and, when necessary, obtains permits from public agencies and documents work.

  • Enters tree trimming and tree and brush removal prescription into hand-held computer or other similar systems, and uses computers and associated software to perform duties.

  • Audits tree trimming and tree removal work completed by the tree trimming contractor in the field to ensure compliance with work request forms and approved tree trimming standards. The CUF shall complete post audit forms indicating adequacy of the tree trimming and tree removal work, and forward the completed forms to the vegetation management program manager or coordinator.

  • Maintain working relationships with local client personnel as well as all relevant federal, state and local governmental agencies with which it may become necessary to interact with during the course of performing their prescribed vegetation management duties.

  • Complies with all regulatory requirements and client vegetation management standards.

  • May be required to participate in public presentations and meetings.

  • Attains certification as an Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture within thirty (30) months upon being assigned as a CUF.

  • As requested by the SCUF or Manager, performs all necessary duties for emergency response in accordance with all safety requirements, law and regulations, and applicable labor agreements.Conducts work in a safety-conscious manner as not to endanger themselves or others. Keeps the work area (office and/or company vehicle) neat, orderly and professional in appearance. If applicable, ensures maintenance on company vehicles is done in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Knows and exemplifies Phillips & Jordan’s Core Values.

  • Other duties as required.

Job ID 2016-1479

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US - CA - Fresno

Posted Date 10/31/2016

Category Other