Consulting Utility Forester

Acrt, Inc. Monroe , NC 28111

Posted 2 months ago

ACRT is currently seeking entry level to experienced candidates who enjoy working outdoors. Our target is to identify candidates to work on utility systems as vegetation management arborists. Our field positions are ideal for professional minded individuals with an educational background in forestry, natural resource, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, or related disciplines and with exposure in these fields or line of work. The position is great for learning the utility industry and working to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. This position would require a significant amount of customer interaction, educating and working with utility consumers, working with line clearance contractors and utility personnel. Our Foresters perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two to four year degree in forestry or related field OR high school diploma with two years of utility vegetation management experience

  • Vegetation management experience preferred

  • Strong tree ID skills required

  • Ability to work independently in all weather conditions

  • Experience in utility vegetation management experience a plus

  • Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience working with GIS integrated data collection software/hardware preferred but not required

  • Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, production oriented

  • Candidate must be comfortable working in an independent environment and managing a geographical area for all vegetation related activities

  • Candidate must be able to work with stakeholders, utility customers and line clearance vendors and have excellent interpersonal skills

  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Multi-tasking and strong time management skills required

  • Ability to work in varied terrain and inclement weather with flexible schedules (available nights and weekends as needed)

  • Valid driver's license required

  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Group life insurance

  • Optional life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability

  • Vacation

  • Holidays

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Company vehicle and fuel card for work-related and commuting purposes

  • Boot Allowance Program

  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule

  • Employees become owners and receive company stock after a waiting period

ACRT is 100% employee-owned; it's not just a jobit's your company!

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Consulting Utility Forester

Acrt, Inc.